Inside PantherVision: Behind the Scenes of the Thank-a-thon

On the fourth Wednesday of every month (a few days late this month), a member of the PantherVision staff  will give a behind-the-scenes look at what’s going on around its area and the department. Over the course of every month, each department will be featured at least once. Coming Wednesday: Panther Athletic Club

Panther Family,

My name is Sherik Hodge and I am among the newest members of the #PantherFamily. This is my first of many blogs for PantherVision and I look forward to bringing you behind the scenes of our production in the coming months.

Today I want to tell you about the success of our PAC Thank-A-Thon last week. Every year Georgia State Athletics does a 3-day event with student-athletes from men’s basketball to women’s soccer and everyone in between where they call our donors and thank them for their contributions to athletics. Every year it’s been a success and this year was no exception, all the student-athletes did a great job.

I covered this event recording the student-athletes as they made the calls and interacted with them in between calls to get a couple interviews and an understanding of what this meant to them as a recipient of these donations. Working with Elizabeth Pangle and her team made shooting this video a breeze which in turn makes it visually appealing in so many ways; from just the fun that the student-athletes had while participating to the great interviews that they gave.

One of the most memorable moments while shooting this was quarterback Nick Arbuckle; not only being so enthused about his list being all football donors but that he wore one of the football helmets while making the calls to show some more personality for the camera. I think this event helped a lot of the student-athletes open up and show their true personality for everyone to see. This is the type of thing which helps getting more supporters and donors because of the connection they make with our student-athletes

Take a minute and look at the final video below and tell us what you think! I look forward to your comments and interacting with you every month!

–Sherik Hodge

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