Hi, my name is E.J. Horstman and I'm a student at the University of Michigan. Currently I'm pursuing a degree that I developed titled 'Wildlife Film Studies.' I hope one day to work for the National Geographic Channel or the Discovery Channel. Below I will show you some of the projects and experiences I've been involved with to give you a better idea of who I am.
I work for the WOLV TV studio on campus and I'm familiar with the
industry-standard program, Final Cut Pro. I'm also known by my friends as "The Documenter," as I love to take pictures and videos and combine them with music into 5-20 minute videos.
I also work for the Ruthven Museum of Natural History as a tour guide mainly for grade school classes, teaching evolutionary history and information about prehistoric animals, including dinosaurs. Click on the website link below for more information about the museum.
Ruthven Exhibit Museum of Natural History Website
When I worked for Professor Lacey Knowles, a University of Michigan Evolutionary Biology professor, I filmed the behavior of crickets, indicating notions of aggression in male crickets and general mating behavior. I'm very accustomed to editing movies. When I traveled with Lacey Knowles and three other undergraduate students to the Virgin Islands for 10 days in May 2008, we utilized the time to take footage of the crickets in their natural habitat. (From left to right: Me, Riley, Ariel, Katie, Professor Knowles)
Boy scouts will always be a part of my life. Starting as a young tiger cub, with pine wood derbys and countless campouts, I worked up through the ranks of boy scouts until I reached Eagle Scout near the end of eighth grade in 2003.
Missions trips I've experienced have been some of the best times of my life. I've traveled to Indiana, Minnesota, and most recently, South Dakota to an Indian reservation in 2007. There our group took care of and played with children at a day care, as well as cleaned up the teen center on the reservation. See pictures below.