I am Nicole Drake, BA graduate from Cleveland State University. I got my degree in Journalism/ Print and broadcast, Digital Media/Pre and post production as well as a minor in photography. I am skilled in a variety of assets.


12/16 – 12/16

Production Assistant – Marathon Productions - America's Got Talent

12/16 – 12/16

I was a production assistant for Americas Got Talent when they came to Cleveland for auditions, i was responsible for crowd control, general inquiries, talking to the contestants, prepping the contestants and collecting all the additional paperwork needed from contestants

11/15 – 11/15

Sound Assistant (Tascam DR-60d ) Student Films

Film (Short) — Student Films Details
11/15 – 11/15

roll and record audio while mixing audio levels using TASCAM

9/15 – 10/15

Production Assistant TEDx Talks

Film (Short) — Bourns Productions Inc. Details
9/15 – 10/15

I worked on many student films as well as help with TedxClevelandStateUniversity when the TED talks came to cleveland I was under the crew as PA, photographer, videographer, helping with interviews and getting B-roll from the event itself. I have a video I made on my youtube channel I linked into my profile

4/15 – 8/15

News Photographer general story

Live Event — student paper Details
4/15 – 8/15

I had to be an MMJ - Basically write, produce all of my own stories, videos, photographs for any and all of the general stories we needed reports on. I had to go out in the field and conduct interviews held by myself for the paper and for the online publication.

6/15 – 6/15

News Editor Cleveland Pride

Live / Special Event (TV) — The Cleveland Stater Details
6/15 – 6/15

Film, edit, produce, retrieve b roll and interviews for Cleveland pride parade

9/11 – 5/15

Camera Operator (Panasonic AG-AF100A,Panasonic AG-HMC80 ) student films

Film (Short) — Cleveland State University Details
9/11 – 5/15

I was to run camera for student films I have worked on while in college for student projects

1/14 – 2/14

Camera Operator (A Bolex H16) Student Film

Film (Short) — Cleveland State University Details
1/14 – 2/14

I was to operate the bolex film camera this includes loading and unloading film as well as running any cinematography and general camera operations


  • 50th Anniversary Promo

  • Y Music Program


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Class of '15

cleveland state university

BA journalism/Digital Media/ Photography

My Gear

  • backdrops
  • Canon AE-1
  • lighting
  • lightroom 13.5
  • Minolta film camera
  • Monopod
  • nikon d5100
  • photoshop
  • softboxes
  • sony vegas
  • stands
  • tripod


  • approachable
  • broadcast journalism
  • cinematography
  • communications
  • determined
  • digital media
  • editing
  • etiquette
  • film
  • filming
  • focused
  • journalism
  • lighting
  • loghtroom
  • organized
  • personable
  • phone communication
  • photography
  • photoshop
  • post production
  • pre production\
  • print media
  • production
  • social media
  • writing