Training for the Dream Job

A shot of the crowd at the Flo Rida concert
Backstage at the concert

I ended up declaring film studies as my major early on in my time here at Conn which has inspired me to pursue some memorable experiences. For example, a couple weeks ago I was asked to document Flo Rida’s set at the Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater in Bridgeport, CT, on behalf of Respective Collective, an NYC-based production company. My friend MJ, who coincidently lives in the same residence hall as I do, was also brought on because of her experience in concert photography–something that Respective also needed for the event. This ended up being one of my favorite concert cinematography gigs because of the energy that Flo and his team brought to the venue, as well as having grown up listening to a lot of his music. The venue was about an hour away from campus which called for a nice drive. MJ and I caught a nice sunset during the trip. We both agreed that it was really cool to have been able to do this because of our passion for both live concert photography and cinematography; it truly felt like we were living our dream careers for a day.

MJ Peters sits backstage at the Flo Rida concert