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Multimedia and beyond

Nick Hunte, a former journalism student at City College, makes camera adjustments for a multi media piece at the photography studio in Rodda Hall North. Photo by Dianne Rose | Staff Photographer | [email protected]

Although it has been several years since Nick Hunte graduated from City College as a multimedia student and Express editor, he says City College is what led to his success in photojournalism, landing three jobs and working on his up-and-coming film project.

Dressed in a black jacket with a light blue Sacramento Kings shirt underneath, the photojournalist, student tutor and part-time City College student’s casual, laidback and friendly personality stands out as he discusses his passion for journalism,photography and sports.

Hunte originated from Queens, New York. He and his family moved to Sacramento after Kindergarten.

“I pretty much grew up here,” Hunte says.

Determined to continue chasing after his dreams in multimedia, Hunte keeps his days busy, working for the Roseville Press Tribune newspaper and Lifetouch photography. He also does film for the River Cats, and is in the process of creating his first Kickstarter video project with his friend and Sacramento Kings hip-hop dancer Isela, who asked the Express not to use her last name.

Hunte, who attended City College from 2004 to 2008 and is still involved on campus as a student tutor for a multimedia course, says he enjoyed writing for the Express because it helped him explore a new interest.

“Working at the Express was really how my journalism and multimedia career started,” says Hunte.

Hunte originally studied psychology, but he says after taking several classes in that field, he discovered that some of the biological concepts were hard for him to comprehend and the classes did not spark his interest.

The following semester, with some encouragement from one of his professors to try something new, Hunte explored other interests and found that he really enjoyed journalism.

“After taking [English Writing 302],” says Hunte, “the following semester I decided to sign up for journalism classes.”

He adds that after he took News Writing and Reporting and Style for Media Writers, he knew what he wanted to do with his life.

“It was then, when I found my passion for writing,” says Hunte.

According to Hunte, his love for journalism and multimedia was further cemented after he joined the Express in 2007 as a staff writer. The following year, Hunte became the paper’s sports editor.

“My time at the Express was very fulfilling,” Hunte says. “I enjoyed it a lot; I got to work with great people.”

During Hunte’s time at City College, he continued taking classes in journalism and photography.

Autumn Payne, a multimedia photojournalist for the Sacramento Bee and part-time City College photojournalism professor, worked with Hunte when he enrolled in one of her courses.

“He is caring, hardworking, and great with people,” says Payne. “Nick is very humble and has the courage to pursue different types of stories, which is a good combination to have in photojournalism.”

In 2008, Hunte transferred to Sac State to pursue his bachelor’s degree in journalism. He graduated from Sac State in spring 2010.

In addition to furthering his education in journalism, a former Sac State adviser and Hunte’s former digital media professor at Sac State, encouraged him to minor in digital media, after seeing his talent for creating video projects.

“If it wasn’t for [my digital media professor], I wouldn’t be where I’m at now in multimedia,” Hunte says.

In addition to his schoolwork, Nick has worked for the Roseville Press Tribune newspaper since 2011. Ike Dodson, the publication’s current sports editor, says he is pleased with Hunte’s talent for filming sporting events.

“Nick has helped Roseville Press Tribune grow, and does a great job on capturing sporting events on video,” Dodson says. “He is good at what he does, and we are happy to have him on board.”
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Hunte also works for Lifetouch, a photography company that specializes in school photos.

“[My work with Lifetouch] is very fulfilling,” Hunte says. “It brings out the best in my ability to communicate with people on the job.”

At Lifetouch, Hunte says he learned to interact with elementary and high school-aged children who were brought in by their parents to get their portraits taken.

“It was a bit of a challenge for me at first, working with that age group,” says Hunte, who adds that he had to learn how to be assertive with the children who do not want to get their pictures taken.

One of Hunte’s important tasks is to get the kids to smile and cheer up during the photo shoots. Some of the kids, Hunte says, come from broken homes and families, which can make for a difficult task.

“It makes me feel good knowing that I made a kid smile for that moment,” says Hunte.

In addition, Hunte also does video work for the Sacramento River Cats.

“I started my internship in media relations for the River Cats in July 2009,” says Hunte, who explained that his former boss brought him on board after seeing how talented he was with a video camera. “I enjoy working during the season at the baseball stadium and [capturing footage of the River Cats games].”

Hunte’s biggest goal at the moment, he says, is working on getting his film project funded through Kickstarter. The film, which Hunte is working on with Isela, will be a documentary on her life as a Mexican American dancer.

“This extended piece will document how [Isela] got into dance from day one, highlighting the peaks and valleys that she went through to get where she’s at today,” Hunte said in his official announcement of the project, which was shared with his friends, colleagues and family on Facebook.

Isela has known Hunte for about three years.

“We’ve known each other on a professional basis and became friends in coming up with ideas,” Isela says.

It’s still a work in progress, she says, but she is excited to be working with Hunte.

“So far, it is still definitely growing,” says Isela. “It’s going to be focusing on a dancer’s perspective of life. Coming from a Mexican-American background, everything that I’ve gone through, my struggles, my successes to be where I’m at, and to finally achieve becoming a professional dancer. It’s going to be that perspective from the inside.”

Although he does not yet have a specific date for when the project will be available for pledges via Kickstarter, Hunte says he hopes to have it launched by mid–March.

One of Hunte’s goals for the future is to submit his video projects to the Sacramento Film and Music Festival—but he’s also realistic about the outcome.

“I have learned not to set too high expectations for myself, so I won’t be disappointed if things don’t work out,” Hunte explains.

He says he mainly wants to focus on doing the best that he can.

“I have grown a lot in multimedia,” Hunte says. “I’ve improved my work in writing, reporting and photography.”

More information on Hunte’s video project with Kickstarter can be found at

Additional reporting by Dianne Rose and Daniel Wilson.

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