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Gerard Millman


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hussman School of Journalism and Media
B.A. Journalism and Media, Expected December 2024
GPA: 3.6

Everett Community College
DTA Speech Communications, June 2022


Honors and Awards 

3rd Anthem Awards Gold Medalist January 2024
Videographer for the multi-media project “Isla De Fuerza”, which was recognized by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences for documenting human-centered stories focused on the strength and resilience of the Puerto Rican people amidst the challenges present on the island. My contribution was the short documentary “Heart and Sol”, which follows the solar revolution of Adjuntas, Puerto Rico as an act of independence from the island’s failing electrical grid. 

78th College Photographer of the Year Award of Excellence (Team Documentary) October 2023
Received this international collegiate award in photojournalism for my documentary “Heart and Sol”, a collaborative effort with one other visual storyteller. I was responsible for storyboarding, filming, and editing the project. Co-created the multimedia projects “Isla De Fuerza” and “CPJW 2023”, both projects won Competition Finalist and Award of Excellence (respectfully) in Multimedia: Online Storytelling.

Hearst Award for Digital News/Enterprise Story (2nd place) May 2024
Received this collegiate award as a team member for the multimedia project “Step by Step”. The project was part of the larger body of work “Isla De Fuerza” and reported on the solar revolution of Adjuntas, Puerto Rico. My contribution to the project was the short documentary “Heart and Sol”.

Hearst Award for Innovative Storytelling (4th place) March 2024
Received this collegiate award in Innovative journalism for my multimedia project “The Trumpet Monk”. The website includes a short documentary, a written piece, photography, and a 3-D digital archive of my story partner’s possessions.

Rich Beckman Documentary Award Recipient May 2024
This award honors Professor Emeritus Rich Beckman and his tradition of strong documentary work by funding 
one student each year to pursue a long-form storytelling project.

UNC-Chapel Hill Dean’s List recipient 2022-2023
Recognized for outstanding academic achievement 



The rAVe Agency [PUBS] – Barcelona, Spain January 2024 – February 2024
Videographer (Per Diam) 

The rAVe Agency [PUBS] is a media publication that reports on the Audio/Video technology industry. I documented the editorial/video reporting team’s attendance at ISE: Barcelona 2024 (the biggest A/V trade show in Europe) to create an event recap video. 

1893 Brand Studio – Chapel Hill, NC August 2023 – January 2024
Multimedia Producer

1893 Brand Studio is The Daily Tarheel’s creative advertisement agency.
Produced video content to build the brands of company clients. Projects have included filming a TV commercial (30,000+ viewers), produced video for the Eve Carson Foundation to earn funding from donors, and filmed weekly IG reels for local restaurants. 

Pillar4 Media – Raleigh, NC June 2023 – August 2023
Video Editing Intern

Pillar4 Media is an affiliate marketing company that creates product review video content for sleep and fitness products. Edited 10+ long-form product review YouTube videos for three separate brand identities resulting in 5000+ views across all brands.

Formosa Group – Seattle, WA, October 2017 - April 2018
Audio Engineering Intern 

Formosa Group is a post-production recording studio with clients in the advertising and entertainment industries.



National Press Photographers Association – Chapel Hill, NC August 2023 – Currently Involved
UNC Chapel Hill Division Officer

Aided in building the UNC Visual Communications community within the Hussman School of Journalism and Media by helping to connect students with visual media professionals. 
Edited UNC “VisComm” demo reel that showcases the award-winning short documentaries produced by UNC students. 


Carolina Connection (UNC Student News Radio) – Chapel Hill, NC August 2022 – January 2023
Audio reporter

Produced weekly NPR style radio segments that reported on important issues in Chapel Hill including gun safety, UNC leadership, fire safety, and Medicare.


PTK Honors Society – Everett, WA October 2021 - June 2022
Vice President of Public Relations

Implemented PTK’s Leadership Studies Development Program into the course curriculum of Everett Community College, allowing students to receive college credit for completing the program. 
Created weekly social media content, implemented promotional social media/in-person campaigns to engage Honor Society members in service projects and recruited 100+ members. 


The Clipper (EvCC Student Newspaper)– Everett, WA October 2021 - June 2022
Social Media Manager/Reporter

Created weekly social media content for social media channels to promote online news publications to engage reader base of 100+ people. Reported on the EVCC’s nursing program during the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Rated “PB” For Everyone –Snohomish County, WA November 2020 - June 2021
Media Engine Founder

Hosted a weekly podcast that followed the events of the PNW tournament paintball scene. Produced 25 episodes and weekly video content for social media, including tournament recap videos and highlight packages. Earned a sponsorship deal with TRE performance water and funding from a local paintball field. 



Technology: Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, After Effects, Lightroom, Photoshop, Audition)
Other: FAA Licensed Commercial Drone Pilot

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