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Former student finds voice through photography; Nick Hunte builds a career as a multimedia journalist

Nick Hunte at the third base camera well at Raley Field, Nov. 3, 2016 | Guillermina Bedolla, Staff Photographer |
Nick Hunte at the third base camera well at Raley Field, Nov. 3, 2016 | Guillermina Bedolla, Staff Photographer | [email protected]

Krystle Hudson | Guest Writer | [email protected]

Baseball season, spring 2016. The fans are packing the stadium on a warm day. Everyone is excited for the Sacramento River Cats’ opening day. The pitcher gets ready to throw the ball intended for the player at bat. But instead, it almost strikes a local cameraman. The photographer laughs it off and gives a joking thumbs up.

“All a part of the job,” Hunte says.

It’s just another day in the life of former City College student and multimedia journalist Nick Hunte.

He’s a man of very few words, so he talks with his hands to explain himself, especially when talking about things he’s passionate about. He is known by clients as professional, insightful and caring. Hunte has built a career around his love for multimedia. Although he’s not much of a talker, he uses his profession to overcome his biggest fear in life: public speaking.

“They say people are more afraid of public speaking than dying,” says Hunte, who transferred to Sacramento State and received his bachelor’s degree. “But being in the field of journalism helps me to overcome that.”

When he was interning for the River Cats, Hunte had to set up and film an interview with Daunte Culpepper, former NFL quarterback. Hunte says he felt good about that because not only did he overcome his fear, he had the chance to speak with a professional athlete.

Hunte is not just a videographer but has worked as a teaching assistant in the City College Photography Department. He has helped assist media students who are also learning journalism and media production.

“I’ve known Nick for two years. He was a tutor for Sac City in the multimedia classes,” former City College student Elizabeth Ramirez says. “He’s a very positive person. When you are struggling with something, he helps. He finds a way to help you in any way he can. Only good and positive things can come out of a relationship with Nick.”

Hunte works for a company called Lifetouch. He also works under his own brand, Hunte Vision. He covers high school sports and weddings, as well as professional athletic teams like the River Cats and the Sacramento Kings.

He gets little to no sleep. But that doesn’t bother Hunte. He knows this is a tough industry to be in, so he takes his work head on.
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He gives credit to several advisers at both City College and Sacramento State. One professor, in particular, that he remembers vividly is City College journalism professor Dianne Heimer.

“She was very helpful in leading me into the right path with journalism,” he says.

Holly Heyser at Sac State, former adviser of the State Hornet newspaper, influenced Hunte, as well, to minor in digital media because video was the way journalism was going.

“I’m grateful that she pushed me to go into digital media. That’s how I fell in love with video. Now my career is more in video,” Hunte says.

Hunte’s goal now is his career and expanding his own multimedia business. He hopes to acquire his own studio for different video and photo shoots. He wants to make sports and weddings his two biggest niche markets for his brand while he continues to find ways to promote his talents.

His abilities to tell stories visually while capturing an audience’s attention have contributed to his growing resume and also repeat clientele.

“I commissioned him for two of my photography editorial shoots,” editorial photographer Saphaktra Touch, says. “He took direction well, and he’s a go-getter. He is very sought after in his profession.”

Hunte, like any other college student at the time, was excited for his future, but after he graduated from Sacramento State with his bachelor’s degree, he endured one of the hardest obstacles in life: the death of his close friend just a few short months later.

“I had a friend pass away through complications of a health procedure that went wrong,” Hunte says. “That was tough for me. It was a rollercoaster. It went from my major achievement with my B.A. degree, then having to deal with that two or three months later after that. I never lost someone that close to me before.”

Growing up in New York as an only child certainly taught Hunte to remain humble and appreciate everything in life. Shortly, after he graduated kindergarten, his family moved to Sacramento. He fell in love in Sacramento with multimedia and says he wouldn’t change his hectic work schedule for the world. At age 30, he has a bit of advice for future aspiring journalists who many want to follow in his footsteps.

“For any aspiring journalist, get your name out there (before you finish school) for internships. Build up your skills and don’t just be a one-trick pony. Be sure to learn other skills as well.”

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