A LITTLE SLICE OF MY LIFE

BILL PRIESTLEY

about

ABOUT

Video producer, radio DJ, audio producer, writer, animator, researcher, teacher, leader, voiceover artist, graphic designer, historian, author, speaker, musician, golfer, sportscaster, interviewer, graphic designer, marketer, tennis player, photographer, webmaster, traveler and coach.

For the last three years, I’ve worked what I consider to be a dream job – being a sportscaster at an NCAA Division I institution. It took me 18 years to get that job but through dedication and perseverance, I was able to gain one of the most competitively sought after positions in the country.  Now, three years into that position, I’m looking for new challenges in storytelling that will allow me to expand my creative horizons.  I am also interested in helping young people succeed in getting their dream job and in using their education to help them meet their professional goals.

 

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Currently writing a full length book for parents on how to talk to their teenager when making decisions about their lives after high school.  Working title: “Permission to Fly: Talking to your teen about life after the nest.”  Publishing late Fall, 2016
  • Taught “How to Identify and Get Your Dream Job” to incoming freshmen on Campbell University’s football team in a 5 workshop series. Summer, 2016.  Classes were attended by about 25 students.
  • Lead designer for marketing materials and electronic/video board material related to the 2016 Big South Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament in Buies Creek, NC. March 3-8, 2016.
  • Taught “How to Identify and Get Your Dream Job” to students at Campbell University in a 5 workshop series. Spring, 2016.  Classes were attended by an average of 40 students per class and overall, it was very well received.
  • Lead designer, video editor and animator of “The Cammys” – the Campbell University year-end athletics awards show. 2012-2016.
  • Created and engineered “The Creek is Rising” marketing slogan for CU athletics in 2014 and implemented it on print electronic and social media where it is connected to Campbell on a regional, if not national stage.
  • Created “How to Identify and Get Your Dream Job” – an online course for high school and college students to help them identify and get their dream job and to use their education to their advantage in that pursuit. Publishing Spring, 2017.
  • Announced women’s basketball, volleyball men’s and women’s soccer, wrestling, softball, women’s lacrosse and baseball for Campbell audio and video internet streams. 2013-2016.
  • Earned Master’s Degree in Education (3.9 GPA) from Campbell University. December, 2012.

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portfolio

PORTFOLIO

Click below to see examples of posters, splash pages, vector files, t-shirt designs and newspaper/social media ads.

 

Here are video and audio selections of some of my work as a video editor, animator and sportscaster.

Video Editing

Animation Production

I created all of the animations in the piece below – including on the various screens.

 

Voiceover Demo

Radio Commercial Production Demo

All Sports Highlights Sportscasting Demo – 3 minutes

Football Sportscasting Demo – 6 minutes – High School Football

Basketball Sportscasting Demo – 10 minutes – 2016 Men’s Big South Tournament

Basketball Sportscasting Demo – 19 minutes – 2016 Women’s Big South Tournament

 

 

dream-job-factory

THE DREAM JOB FACTORY

 

The Dream Job Factory, LLC” is a business I started to try and help people “focus dreams into careers through education.”  It’s an initiative that attempts to help individuals (specifically students) find dream careers that they want to go after and then use that as a target by which they can tailor their education towards preparing themselves for that career.  The business focuses on speaking opportunities, a booklet called the “Dream Job Blueprint” and a video online course of the same name which is scheduled to be released by the end of 2016.  Also coming out in the fall of 2016 (hopefully) will be a full length book on how adults can help their children identify and get their dream job.

Currently, the Dream Job Factory website is down (due to a malicious piece of malware) but I do hope to have it back up in the next few weeks.

 

my-masters-degree

MY MASTERS DEGREE

When I got the chance to come to Campbell University, it was to serve as a Graduate Assistant for Broadcasting inside the athletics department.  What came with that was the responsibility of going to graduate school which gave me the opportunity to learn more about education. My degree is centered on how education impacts our lives from a professional standpoint and in what ways students should use education instead of seeing it as an obstacle to something else they really want.  With input from my professors and opportunities to apply what I learned, I graduated with a great deal of knowledge about the growth process.  Thus, the foundation of my messages through writing and speaking is found in my experiences and knowledge gained from getting my Master’s degree in education.

testimonials

TESTIMONIALS

Bob Roller

Campbell University - Director of Athletics

“To say that Bill is multi-faceted would be an understatement! He could be in front of the camera…in front of a microphone… or behind the camera, directing award-winning videos. In this day of true multi-media in the world of athletics, he possesses the layers of skills needed for a successful organization. Bill is a tireless worker, who stays with a task to completion and he is a huge part of our athletics department at Campbell.”

Chris Hemeyer

Campbell University - Director of Broadcasting and Digital Media

“Bill’s wide range of talents includes graphic design, web design, video shooting, editing and production; plus radio play-by-play and production. Normally you would need a department with at least four full time employees to have the collection of skill and expertise that Bill provides. He isn’t just proficient in these areas; he is an expert…producing creative and exceptional work. Bill is a joy to work with; a real team player who does whatever it takes to put out quality work.”

Tony Luftman

TV Play-by-play Announcer, TV Host, NHL, Fox Sports and CBS Sports Network

“Bill is the consummate play by play professional. He’s always thoroughly prepared for each game and consistently delivers the excitement and drama of each event. I highly recommend Bill Priestley.”

Wanda Watkins

Retired Campbell University Head Women's Basketball Coach

“Bill is an asset to our women’s basketball program. His radio and television broadcasts along with video productions were first class in every way. I enjoyed working with Bill and am grateful for all he does to enhance women’s basketball at Campbell.”

Allen Smothers

2011 and 2012 South Carolina Sportscaster of the Year

“Bill Priestley came to the Carolinas to work with me in 2006 and has been instrumental in building my broadcast company, Coastline Sports Media, to the success we’ve achieved over the past decade. In fact, in addition to completing a Masters Degree from Campbell University, he helped build his own sports talk program with Brett Friedlander and Hal Nunn to a greater degree than he inherited. Bill has as much dedication to completing a task and doing a great job as anyone I’ve worked with. He also has a diversity of talents, while knowing exactly what he whats to do with his life.”

Bob Paroli

403-win high school football coach

“He’s the best high school play-by-play announcer I’ve ever heard.”

Matt VanSandt

Big South Conference - Director of Championships

Bill’s work ethic and can-do attitude were extremely helpful during his time at Campbell University. His graphic and video elements produced for the 2016 Big South Men’s Basketball tournament really elevated the overall image. I would trust him to create any type of artwork needed for a high profile event!

Mark Simpson

Big South Conference - Assistant Commissioner - Public Relations

“Bill is a very multi-talented individual with exceptional multimedia skills. His designs for posters as well as video board animations are eye-catching, while his broadcast/video capabilities always shine through. Bill is detail-oriented, is extremely prepared for his broadcasts and represents himself and his organization on an exemplary level.”

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