For many students, hobbies they pick up get left in the dust when they begin college. It’s a different story for Riverside alumni Brian Aimerich.
Aimerich is a sophomore at Elon University in North Carolina. He gets the unique experience of not only being a student there, but is also the video producer for Elon’s football team. How was he able to achieve something like this? Aimerich began editing and producing in high school.
“I started editing everything on my IPhone 6s with IMovies and VSCO. I was lucky that I had someone who I could always reach out to, who’s now a senior at Elon.”
Aimerich taught himself video editing through Google and Youtube, and spent long hours creating content for Riverside’s teams while he was a student.
“I remember there was this one video I did for field hockey that took me, like, eighteen hours to edit,” says Aimerich, “Now I could do it in like two, or one.”
It’s safe to say that his skills have improved greatly over the years. However, learning how to edit isn’t the only obstacle Aimerich had to face. Building trust with coaches and players and getting access in order to actually film is an entirely different process.
“I have to talk about what I do, what my intentions are, where I wanna go. At the end of the day, you’re not just a filmer, you’re a part of the team,” he said. “You’re there all the time. During practices, during games, in the post game locker rooms.
“It’s not just about me, it’s about us.”