My name is Daniel Smith, and I graduated from the University of Florida in 2017 with a major in telecommunications, and a specialty in production. While majoring in telecommunications, I minored in innovation. To do this, I studied in a specific program at the University of Florida called the Innovation Academy. In the fall of 2017, I graduated from the University of Florida and was hired by the Home Shopping Network as a stage manager and camera operator. The stage manager role is a very crucial piece in the TV production crew as I was in charge of prepping and running the live show from the floor. Being a stage manager and camera operator for a live television network like HSN has really prepared me for anything in the TV production field. I have become ice cold when it comes to handling the pressure and time constraints of live television. I am also a certified Jib and handheld camera operator, and in my time at HSN I was well known for my camera operating skills.
I have been in the industry since 2017.