Hello, and welcome to the Virtual Atmosphere! My name is Gabe Walerysiak, and I love all things tech.
I just graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor’s degree in Film, Television and Media Arts. I also graduated with a minor in Mathematics because…
…wait for it…
…I like math. I know, right? Sounds crazy, but out of all the core academic subjects in school, math is my favorite subject.
I have lived most of my life in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. There’s not really much to do around here, so I spent a lot of my time playing video games, particularly Mario Kart. I thought I was so good at the game that I wanted to share my talent with the world by creating an YouTube channel and uploading videos onto it. This is where my passion for filming and editing videos began, and five years later I got accepted into Quinnipiac University’s School of Communications program with film knowledge I have only taught myself.
I completed an internship over the summer of 2019 as a Video Production Intern for a startup company called Fitscript, a digital therapeutic fitness program for those with Type-2 Diabetes. I set up the studio for filming and photography shoots, I handled the camera during livestream events, and I edited promo videos that were later posted on Instagram and Facebook.
During my third year at Quinnipiac University, I joined my senior project group as the Director of Photography for our short film Til Death. I made the best decision of my life when I chose to use the RED Scarlett-W camera with a 5K Dragon sensor. I finally got to play with a high-end professional studio digital camera and being able to teach myself its UI, functions and capabilities was one of the most rewarding experiences I could ever ask for.
What I’m trying to say is, that camera singlehandedly made me fall in love with cinematography and for the first time ever I feel like I have a direction in life (which is ironic considering with the way our world is as of this writing it seems like direction has been thrown out the window).
Besides filmmaking, a few other things I enjoy doing with my time include photography, running and exercising, playing video games, learning about and getting my hands on new tech, and hanging out with my family.