Victoria Smith was headed for medical school when, in her senior year, a class in telecommunications changed her life path. "Imagine sharing that news with your parents," she laughs. To be fair, the University of Florida graduate had declared journalism as her second major so it came as no surprise to her when she experienced a pull toward the business of entertainment.
Victoria acquired hands-on experience providing editing and other production duties for a PBS program entitled "A Children’s Community." which aired on a local PBS affiliate. "I had the opportunity to learn Final Cut Pro and transitioned between the creative process and necessities of budgets and business. I knew I'd found my passion. I wasn't as sure that I'd find employment that would enable me to apply my skills."
Victoria had also worked in the park at Universal Orlando during her freshman year so when an interview opportunity opened in the Universal Studios Florida Production Group the planets must have been aligned. "My job is the ideal blend of creative and business. I have a rare chance to combine the two areas; being on set when we have a very busy production schedule (as happened recently during The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon) and also working daily with our business model."
Managing some of the most challenging elements of the east coast’s premiere production facility, Victoria is active in several non-profit organizations and she was recently appointed to the Board of Directors at Women in Film & Television / Florida. WIFT / Florida is a nonprofit professional membership organization dedicated to helping women and men reach the highest levels of achievement in film, television, digital media and other facets within the entertainment industry.
Contact Victoria Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org