Hurricane Productions announces the promotion of Markus Robinson to Media Director.
He assumes the lead role for video and photo projects related to Rutgers University, non-profit partners, and private events. He will co-manage media staffing and logistics with General Manager, Chelsea Rutkowski.
He will also continue to assist with corporate video for MediaCutlet (A content creation and consulting company owned by Hurricane’s co-founders Strato Doumanis and Vincent Velasquez).
“I’m most excited for growth in the company, continuing relationships and also creating new ones,” Robinson said.
Robinson graduated Rutgers in 2016 with a degree in Visual Arts and Digital Filmmaking.
As a student, he was a member of the University’s Media Team and produced videos for all platforms.
Robinson first learned about Hurricane Productions as a student. Hurricane’s former GM, Julia Crimi (Assistant Director, Major Events and Programs – Rutgers University) mentioned Hurricane’s video capabilities to Robinson. At the time, Crimi was working on an initiative for Rutgers Against Hunger during the school’s summer orientation program. Robinson filmed and edited a video recap of the program.
Later that year, one of Robinson’s directors at the Media Team – Larry McAllister II – sent him an application for an open position at Hurricane.
Shortly after college, Robinson joined Hurricane’s team at as a freelancer and increased his portfolio while working with MediaCutlet’s former Media Director, Austin King (Commercial Video Editor at Raycom Media).
His promotion as Hurricane’s Media Director marks his first full-time job opportunity.
“Markus elevated himself to this position with a rare combination of talent and work ethic,” Velasquez said. “I’m thankful that our former employees and our partners at Rutgers recognized his potential and helped him transition from a student to a professional. Joining us full-time energizes our entire staff.”
About Hurricane Productions:
Hurricane Productions® is an integrated media organization and a recognized leader in DJ entertainment and event production. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content to live and online audiences. DJ entertainment, multimedia, and event production are Hurricane’s principal creative content and production activities. The company is headquartered in Red Bank, NJ.