Since 1996, Eric Vucelich has been at the forefront of field production mixing in the greater Columbus, Ohio metropolitan area. You name it, he’s done it: national news, pro and college sports, commercials, presidential campaign ads, corporate video, documentaries – even dog shows. He explains how it could have easily gone another way…
“People are usually surprised at how I got into production being that I had zero field experience! I had a background in music and my options at the time were to either keep installing carpet for my father, or take a risk and jump into video and television production,” he tells Headliner.
“I started looking outside of what I knew audio could be, which at the time was really only – in my mind – music production. At that point, I literally opened up the phone book – yes, a physical book! – and went to the column under ‘production companies’ and started cold calling them.
"I won’t bore anyone with the full drawn out story, but needless to say, I owe my father so much for trusting in me and my drive to succeed, because he loaned me the money I needed to buy my first field kit. It was a FP32, Vega VHF wireless and a MKH 416. I paid him back in five years and have been upgrading my kit ever since!”