There is a time in our life when we decide to set the course and seize new opportunities. In 2016, I got on an airplane from Madeira Island towards the Portuguese capital with 1 goal – journalism. Among the melodies and drawings that have always accompanied me, I realized that this is where I find a door that allows me not to leave the world as I found it.
I am a 3rd year student of Communication Sciences at the Nova University of Lisbon. With journalism behind me, I bring with me passions about photography, storytelling, the creation and editing of online and video content, while television is on a steady and ever closer horizon.
I am always willing to learn and at the same time improve my skills. But, above all, the creativity, the new perspectives and the effort that works side by side with the perfectionism that I deposit in order to achieve an innovative result.
My top 3 skills
Work I’m proud of
I have some projects that I’ve done that make me proud. On University at journalim field I have reports and news that I really liked to work on. But, actually, one of the projects that make me proud is the launch teaser that I did for Upbeater. Because it was a challenge and the first time that I did a complete animation video, and i really liked the result.
Why I love what I do
My course is very comprehensive in several areas of communication, but the field that most excites me is the area of multimedia, video editing, and journalism with the creation of reports, news and video interviews. I especially like the opportunity to learn how many journalistic pieces we can see on television are carried out and the difficulties of being a journalist.
My dream career
I know my future is on television. Whether it is in front of the camera or in the backstage and in the whole process that this involves. Since I decided on my future at university, I wanted to reach a television channel and have the opportunity to become a TV host. I would like to start a career in Portugal, but at the same time allow me to go further. American television studios are on a future horizon.
Aside from the magic of being the main character in front of a camera on a TV show, I know that I would be happy working on a television project in the field of journalism, entertainment, and film.
What inspires me
I do not have an inspiration or a concrete role model, but a set of several points. I am very attentive to the television programs or the minimal online content that I see and always try to understand everything that is there. My inspiration comes from the interest I have for this area of television content creation and online, whether at the photographic or video level.
What I’m looking to develop next
After finishing my degree I intend to start a master’s degree in Journalism that allows me a connection with television as well. And at the same time have the opportunity to get to work on any television channel.
The goal is to try to learn and take advantage of all the opportunities we’re having. In the same way that I am with Upbeater, I’m learning to like another area – content creation – which is different from what I have focused so much on during my course in Journalism. So I want to continue to seize opportunities and meet them.