They Call Me the Working Man

They Call Me the Working Man

By Isaac Davis

Class of 2014
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Television, Radio & Film

I wasn’t exactly sure what I would find out here. Not many Television-Radio-Film students are seeking work outside those broad fields, certainly not among the LA Semester class. I had always hoped to direct my talents toward video game writing, so SU set me up with an internship at Floor 84 Studio, a small mobile/web game developer. I started off writing 6-sentence storylines for Disney Channel web games, which I’ve already seen published. By the second week, I was writing character backstories for an original title, and now I’m pumping out full-fledged game design documents!

The opportunities out here have been awesome, even out of the office. I’ve seen sitcom tapings, live podcasts, film screenings and Q&As at a rate of about 2 per week. I met a TV composer at a Zankou Chicken! I shook the hand of Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward as we passed on the street! And the fast food! So much better out here. In & Out took an early lead, but Jack in the Box has really pulled ahead in the race.

I’m not sure where I’ll end up after graduation, but I’ve come a long way since calling Los Angeles a “Hell City”.