Sharpens Skills in MCCC TV Program
MCCC TV alum
Ethan Lefkowitz discovered his passion for videography as a sophomore
in high school. The Hightstown High School graduate learned the
basics while videotaping boys varsity basketball and girls varsity
soccer team games. Enrolling at Mercer County Community College
upon graduation, he further sharpened his skills, graduating with
an AAS in TV/Radio in 2003.
"Mercer prepared me well to be a videographer and to work in
television," said Lefkowitz, president of Ethan Lefkowitz Productions
based in East Windsor, a videography company specializing in sports,
promotions and events. "I learned the various intricacies of
editing, shooting in a television studio and on location, how to
make promotions, documentaries, music videos, montages and life
stories. I also learned to work as part of a team."
Mercer, Lefkowitz transferred to Rider University, where he was
later inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the communications honor society.
He graduated from Rider in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in Communications.
high school, Lefkowitz estimates he has shot more than 700 videos. In
2006, he formally launched Ethan Lefkowitz Productions. In addition to
running his company, he also freelances at Princeton TV30 - Princeton
Community Television -- as a camera operator, director, technical director
and producer. His work has been featured on ESPN and ABC Sports. It is
also not unusual to find Lefkowitz editing videos for Youtube, filming
events, or working with local, national and international celebrities
including such notables as Govs. Jon Corzine and George Pataki, Robert
F. Kennedy, Jr., Steve Forbes, Mario Andretti and Joe Franklin.
Lefkowitz recently received accolades from the New Jersey World War II
Commission. Contacted by a representative of the Jewish War Veterans,
he produced the documentary, "The New Jersey World War II Memorial:
A Veteran's Day Tribute to the Greatest Generation," which captured
the commission's special ceremony that took place on Veteran's Day 2008.
A tribute to the more than half million veteran men and women from New
Jersey, it features veterans' speeches interspersed with clips of battle.
Part of the film's proceeds will be donated to assist with the completion
and upkeep of New Jersey's World War II Memorial.
"It's exciting to learn new techniques and to meet new and interesting
people," Lefkowitz said. "From the start of each assignment,
I communicate with everyone to find out exactly what they expect. Shooting
and editing are challenging processes. Everything must be checked carefully."
Lefkowitz remains passionate about what brought him into the industry
in the first place. "Many student- athletes say they have achieved
a place on college teams and obtained scholarships as a result of my film
footage. I feel great about that," Lefkowitz said. "Videography
is a very broad field with many possibilities to expand. Going to Mercer
has given me a solid foundation."
Visit Ethan Lefkowitz Productions at www.ethanlefkowitzvideography.bravehost.com
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