Q&A with Sky Cramer: Taking His Talents to the Indianapolis Indians
BY JACEY CRAWFORD ’21
2 MIN. READ
Sky Cramer ’23, a sophomore cinema and media arts major at Anderson University, has been hard at work this year making videos and taking photos for AU’s athletic teams. This summer, however, Cramer will be taking his talents to the big leagues — he’ll be working for none other than the Indianapolis Indians.
Rowva High School (Oneida, Ill.)
Major and graduation year:
Cinema and media arts, 2023
What’s a fun fact about you?
I have six siblings.
Why did you choose to attend AU?
I had friends come here, and I was impressed by AU’s departments — it’s a small school.
Why did you choose your major?
I have always loved video production. I started making videos when I was around 10 years old, but that was just for the heck of it. When I was 14, I actually really started to have fun with it.
What have your favorite experiences/projects been at AU?
Probably being with the sports teams and making videos for them. It started with someone asking me to make a video for the lacrosse team. After that video, someone with the baseball team asked me to make videos for their recruitment program, and they said I could do pretty much whatever I wanted in terms of video. So I said, “You’re not going to get mad at me if I strap a mic on one of your players?” and they said, “Nope.” So that’s exactly what I did. I took clips from what the players said during the game and made a short video, called “AU Mic’d Up,” and apparently people really liked it. So I kept making them, and it kind of morphed into a series. It’s awesome. The teams let me be on the field with them — getting in the dugout and standing on the sidelines, and then being able to make content for them to show their family and friends back at home. I think that’s where I’ve had a lot of fun.
What is your department currently doing? Any special activities or projects?
We cinema and media arts folk are currently wrapping up the short films we’ve been working on all year for this year’s Black Bird Film Festival on April 28. On the side, we have been producing our biweekly sportscast, Raven Watch, as well as our biweekly newscast, the Andersonian. We’ve been recording those live-to-tape for the past year, and it’s been really fun for us to learn and master the process.
Who is your favorite professor?
They’re all my favorite. I like all of my professors. But if I had to choose, I’d say my favorite is Professor Jack Lugar. He’s accessible outside of the classroom, and he genuinely cares about his students.
What are your goals after graduation?
I just want to find a job where I can make money and make videos at the same time. My “ideal job” changes every month right now, but if I could work for Major League Baseball (MLB) making content, that would be awesome. They have a crew that’s always on the sidelines and in the dugouts with the players taking photos and creating content.
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