About Blake

Me
A Short Autobiography

I recently graduated the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta Georgia with a Bachelors of Science in Business Management. Currently I work as the Director of Video and Creative Services for Georgia State University Athletics.  My job entails much of the same as I was responsible for at Georgia Tech, however now I lead the department. My department is in charge of the production and distribution of all video editing for the Football Program Including: Practice and Game Film, Highlight Videos, Motivational Videos, Intro Videos, Interviews and anything else media for the Georgia State Football Program. We also are responsible for the production of video and media, as well as Jumbo Screens, for Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball and other Sports at Georgia State. I serve directly under Kosha Irby and Head Coach Bill Curry, a renowned leader and football coach who previously coached at Alabama, Georgia Tech and Kentucky, as well as spent the last several years as an on screen football analyst for ESPN.

Me working my Job as a Videographer with the Georgia Tech Football Team

Me working my Job as a Videographer with the Georgia Tech Football Team

From 2006-2009 I served as a Video Specialist on scholarship with the Georgia Institute of Technology Athletic Association. My position included filming the daily football practices, filming home games for coach review and traveling with the football team for technical support. I also produced videos for the jumbo screens at all our sporting venues and helped to prepare and produce the “show” elements that are used to entertain our guest. These elements included videos, firework displays, air force flyovers, sponsor elements, guest involvement activities and more to make the experience a memorable event for all 55,000 guests at each and every game. Some of the elements I have produced include the intro video to the 2007 Homecoming Game, the 2007 and 2008 Bowl Videos that were sent to the major sponsors and numerous other projects.

Me working with the Georgia Tech Football Team at our Bowl Game in Boise Idaho

Me working with the GT Football Team

In 2008 I also produced the Award Winning Recruiting Video that took 3rd Place in the National College Athletic Video Savvy Award Contest. When not working with Football I also ran cameras for the Jumbo Screens at Home Basketball, Baseball and Volleyball games.

The Torch

Starting in January of 2009 I began serving as the Production Director for the 333 Progressive Service at The Torch Worship Center. As Production Director I serve as the coordinator of all things production including live video, graphics, pre-production, staging, lighting, audio and stage direction. I absolutely love the position and the numerous volunteers who help to make each and every service a success! It takes no fewer than 18 production volunteers alone per service to pull off the production side of things in our 333 Service. I love it! I spend hours and hours doing it, and it is all worth it! It can be challenging at times, especially finding ways to lead and motivate volunteers without the incentive of monetary reward! It is a lot of work, but I hope to continue to work with Church Production no matter what career I pursue.

For the past six years I also served as the Production Director for ONEWAY Ministries. During this time I  helped to build and cultivate a thriving ministry incorporating live video, lighting, audio and stage design; as well as leading, training and recruiting volunteers to fill the production positions. When I first took over six years ago the “Media Ministry” consisted of powerpoint… it’s amazing how far God has allowed us to come!

Me on top of Mount Yonah

Me on top of Mount Yonah


Adams
Studios

Since 2003 I have also owned and operated my own Production Company, Adams Studios. With Adams Studios I have produced numerous Weddings, Live Events, Theatrical Performances, Commercials, Television Shows and more. I thoroughly enjoy “selling” our service to potential clients and working with them to make an event, video or production something that all of their guests will remember.

Future

“When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.” – John M. Richardson, Jr.

Past

Prior to going to College I was the State Webmaster for Key Club International for two years. This was an executive position on the State Board and I got to do and experience tons of exciting things. Some of the responsibilities of my position included: organizing and leading conventions to train, recognize and socialize clubs from all over the state of Georgia, creating and maintaining the state website, attending national conventions to meet with National Officers, discuss issues and vote on changes to the organization, as well as leading and communicating with local club officers. In addition to the tons of leadership experience I received, I also had the opportunity to travel all over the United States, meet important and inspiring people, make all kinds of friendships, develop communication, organization and other leadership skills as well as grow as a person.

Travel

This is Me in Alaska on our Cruise!

This is Me in Alaska on our Cruise!

I have also had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the country including places like the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, driving the coast to Maine, Disney World on numerous occasions, St. Louis, Texas and Indianapolis among numerous other places. We have also taken cruises to the Bahamas and Alaska. Through my Youth Group I have also had the opportunity to go on Missions Work in Mexico and Alabama.

Family

My Family in Alaska

My Family in Alaska

My family also means the world to me. My Dad, Randall, is a Human Resources Manager and my Mom, Donna, is a High School Teacher. My sister is now a freshman at College. Our families house is in North Georgia on several acres (we can’t see our nearest neighbor). It was a drastic change moving to Atlanta where I have several thousand “neighbors” in the distance that our nearest neighbor is at the House. Also the shock of having everything, material wise, at your fingertips in Atlanta is HUGE! (We finally got a Theater closer than thirty minutes a couple of years ago). A few years ago we purchased a Lake House which gives us an opportunity to take a break on some weekends.


“All our Dreams come true if we have the courage to pursue them”

-Walt Disney

****All views, opinions, statements, photos, ideas and postings contained in this blog are my personal thoughts and do not necessarily reflect the views of Georgia State University, Georgia State Athletics, Georgia Tech, the Georgia Tech Athletic Association, The Torch Worship Center, ONEWAY Ministries, 333 or any other company or organization of which I am affiliated.

****All views, topics, postings or photos can be “creatively pilfered” and used in any format as long as credit is given back to http://www.bgavideo.wordpress.com and Blake Adams

Comments
  1. Sandy Martin says:

    Blake,
    You’re the bomb. I love reading your blog and I always look forward to the things you are sharing.
    Love ya,
    Sandy

  2. Eric Olsen says:

    I wish you luck and success. 🙂

    You’ve got pretty defined goals, I guess all you have to do now is go out and achieve them. That should be the easy part; most of the time it’s more difficult to figure out what you want.

  3. azar says:

    Truthfully, I don’t even know how I found your blog, but it has been entertaining me for the past hour. My brother is real big into editing, so I’m finding all the work you do for Tech quite interesting. Awesome goals, by the way, love Disney! Best of luck!

  4. Kimberly says:

    Not kidding you, I was just using StumbleUpon and stumbled your blog. Out of all the blogs in the world and all the websites to be stumbled…. Your blog. Weird.

  5. Mariana says:

    Hey! I’m the same girl that left a comment in your entry with the quote of “If you can dream you can do it”. Anyway, for some reasons I lost my wallpaper, and I looked for this site millions times and finally I am here. Again, I LOVE YOUR WALLPAPERS! hahaha and now I read your description and all the stuff you wrote there, Definitely, you have goals and dreams, and I can tell you that I’m pretty sure you will reach them. Congratulations, keep up the great job! And again, I hope you can send me an e-mail hahaha
    🙂

  6. Mike Thomas says:

    cool site, keep up the good work. I am very proud of you.

  7. Melanie says:

    I was really impressed reading your blog! I know your family is so proud of you and you begin your career – it will be fascinating to see where it takes you. You are AWESOME! Love ya.

  8. Hey, I just wanted to say what a fantastic website. I totally enjoyed it and found it entertaining reading. Anticipating your next post!

  9. Amanda says:

    Hello! I saw you went to Sonfest last year in an old post that popped up in one of my google searches. Just wondering if you were going again this year?

  10. anne says:

    I dont know how I got here, but Im glad I did. Its great to see a young person with their head on straight and knowing what he wants. Best of luck!

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