Brandon Hunt received his associate degree in Broadcasting Production Technology at graduation this year. His career in that field, however, is already underway. Hunt is the founder and owner of B Legend Productions, which specializes in videography, photography, video editing, and audio engineering. He started the company in the summer of 2017.
Hunt, a native of Shelby, North Carolina, graduated from Shelby High School in 2008 and joined the military. He served in the Marine Corps until 2014 and then went into the Army. After his 2016 release from the military, he enrolled in Cleveland Community College to continue his education. He switched to the Broadcasting and Production Technology program at Gaston College in January 2017.
A knee injury he had suffered while serving in the military required surgery in November 2017. After time away from school to recuperate from the surgery, Hunt resumed his studies as quickly as possible and was able to get back to his normal routine. Coursework, tutoring other students in the program, and helping to raise two sons have all kept him busy, but devoting time to building B Legend Productions is also a priority. The company has provided services for weddings, events, music videos, and other assignments. For some jobs, Hunt uses a drone to capture a bird’s- eye view of the activity. His work has been well-received. “His professionalism was above and beyond,” said one client. “I will be using him for any future events that I may have.”
Hunt credits Gaston College for helping him learn more about his chosen profession. He is especially grateful for the support he has received from Gaston College faculty and staff members Lafouji Alexander, Instructor of Audio Engineering; Nick Cable, Adjunct Broadcasting Instructor; Kate Carmody, Broadcasting Production Technology Program Coordinator; Rick Stevens, Broadcasting and Production Lab Assistant; Darren Stewart, Veterans Affairs and Financial Aid Specialist; Santoria Harris, volunteer at Gaston College radio station WSGE and professional photographer; and fellow students Nick Black, Sylina Black, and Robert Darty. “Brandon is an extreme go-getter,” said Carmody. “He takes every opportunity he can to work on his craft and grow his connections and he has a very positive attitude.”
Hunt intends to continue to focus on his business and has aspirations to attend a four-year college to expand his knowledge and perfect his craft. “Gaston College has been an amazing experience,” said Hunt. “Everybody helps you by pointing you in the right direction. They gave me the knowledge to help me start my business.” Hunt’s goal is to grow his company so he can work for people who are famous and one day “B Legend.”