Hey Reddit! I'm a 16 year old who won an Emmy in the category of technical achievement, AMA!
Hi, John P. here. Proof: http://i.imgur.com/Ko0Ssru.jpg
I recently won a Suncoast Emmy in the category of Technical Achievement for my work on the Mohawk Project. I was the official photographer for the sinking of the USS Mohawk CGC. The Team consisted of a Videographer, Producer, and Photographer(Myself). We all walked home with Emmy's that night. Also, my friend is the guy who sinks the ships with a company known as Reefmakers.
I'll post the photo I took if there is enough interest.
Entry Video here: http://vimeo.com/80140155
EDIT: This was fun, especially since I'm stuck in this winter storm. I'll have to do another one of these if I win another Emmy. You guys are the best, see ya!
If George begs for it...
What is your preferred salad dressing?
Liquid Gold of course
Congratulations on your success! What are your plans for the future and do you think there be more Emmys for you down the road?
Thanks! I'm enrolling at a photography class at my school as a hope to further my photography career. I'm looking to have a career in Photojournalism. More Emmy's? Maybe ;D
do you plan on photography for national geographic magazine?
I've actually considered it at one point or another. I like the idea of going to new countries and just getting the perfect shot to have the golden border around
this is the most questions I've got answered from an AMA! Thank you!
Great job! How does someone get in the business at an early age?
I had a few photos on the AP wire prior to this project, and the producer is a good friend of mine. One day the producer contacted me and asked me to be the official photographer, that easy I suppose, haha. Not to mention that my mother is a close friend of the president of the company that sinks the ships.
So your mom got you in then
She got me in when I was 11. My dad had passed away and she was out dating people and met the president of Reefmakers. Great and funny guy, they got me started
Which is your favorite Home Alone movie and why?
Home Alone 1, of course. I just appreciate how the creepy neighbor suddenly became the nicest guy to Kevin
Sorry, I forgot that after 24 years a movie can still be spoiled...
I was just kidding. Everyone has seen that movie.
Haha good, I was worried for a second there
How much does she weight??
Local ones? I'm not sure, but primetime ones weigh a little more than 6 pounds!
How often do you show off your trophy?
It sits in my house above the TV so it only gets shown off when people come to visit. The cable guy and plumber have both commented on it.
Did they know it was the real thing right away?
Congratulations, by the way!
"Is that a REAL Emmy?" "Why yes, yes it is" And thanks!
Do you think you'll ever win another Emmy?
Possibly, yes. It all depends on what teams I get to work with in the future
Anything you into? Homestuck, Welcome to Nightvale, the Portal series, etc.
Umm I like counting to potatoe...
well like things like TV shows, not just internet stuff. My list was a bit ambiguous.
Haha yeah, I just wasn't sure what you were asking. Umm I suppose I enjoy South Park
Did you get an emmy swag bag? If so what was in it?
No swag bag :( But, I did get to pick up a sweet golden case to take my Emmy home in
How did you learn?
Insert Emotional Statement Here But in all seriousness, I don't think I learned, it just kind of happened
My sister's friend just made a special metal and plexiglass case for it!
It's a possibility at the moment, I do enjoy making short films and stuff. Still have a little while before I have to decide
fuck yeah dude!!! you rock
Do you brag about your Emmy a lot with your friends?
I tend not to talk about it a lot, but they love it. They also make really like making fun of it just for shits and giggles
Umm just get out there and stick with it. You can only improve with practice
Yo john, how big do you want the spotlight for that?
And when are we going to work on mustangs rising?
I want to on Saturday
What exactly did you get it for? That video didn't look like anything special to me honestly. There are lots of videos of demolitions out there. What made yours worthy of an emmy?
The cameras on and around the ship made the nomination for technical achievement. My producer is the only person to have captured the angles like this on any ship sinking.
I don't understand anything you're talking about so ummm hi.
Hi! I shall explain in simple terms, just for you! Me and other camera people watch ship blow up and win funny gold lady. Better?
Me thank you for explain
Explain make things better?
does this help you get pussy? I would show this off all the time
Ehh, I hear people at school talk about "The Emmy Kid" every once and a while. "You're the Emmy Kid?" "Yup". That's usually about it, but a cute girl does show up every once and a while
Apparently if you melt it down and make a bullet and shoot george clooney in the heart you gain his powers.
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