This week we are recognizing Producer/Videographer/Editor, Greg Zonca! His many skills allow him be a very important and versatile piece of the MCCI puzzle. From making sales calls to editing videos, Greg does it all! His passion for television and video developed while he was pursuing a mechanical engineering degree, in an elective course called Race and Ethnicity in Television. This prompted him to become a change agent and help improve society through TV and video, by telling stories and driving people to change. Read what Greg has to say about MCCI below!
What do you love about MCCI?
I like the people and how we are really a team. We work together well and treat each other with respect. I like how we are run like a start-up and how people take responsibility with enjoyment doing their work. We also have great clients that collaborate with us, trust us to get the job done and are awesome to work with.
Explain your role as a part of the MCCI family?
I have been with MCCI for 16 years working on video productions. I feel this is the most exciting time to be a part of the video industry with the ability to share and distribute stories through so many digital channels including social media. On the technical side I enjoy lighting (particularly shaping light to make images “pop”), videography, editing and producing. I love content, brainstorming, strategizing and working with clients to find a way to make their ideas/needs come to life through the power of video.
What’s the most challenging part of your job? Most rewarding?
The most challenging part of my job is balancing everything that needs to get done. The most rewarding part is working with clients and seeing a vision turn into reality. It is incredible how a video that we create can be impactful: to donate to a cause, to get off drugs, to get information that helps their family, to allow people to see what could be, to buy a product, to learn, to understand and more.
How do you spend your time outside of the office?
I spend my time outside of the office with my family. I love playing with my kids (who are 5 and 8 years old) and being dad. They love me so much and I love them. I also have a beautiful wife and we are best friends. We are great together and support each other and really have taken on a lot of tragedies and struggles and with the help of God have come through stronger than before. Life is a journey and we really have to enjoy time with the people we love while we have it. When I get the opportunity I love photography, reading, bicycle riding, camping, swimming, reflecting/relaxing, making short films and being outdoors. I also enjoy volunteering in an advisory role at Walnut Lake Preschool and Developmental Kindergarten (a school in West Bloomfield for children ages 2½ -6 who need a nurturing and individualized curriculum) and for The Dream Project (a center in Mozambique, Africa that delivers a family environment to orphaned, abandoned and impoverished children).
What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
I was invited to go to an event called “The Beast Feast” where they serve a variety of wild game. I took a little bit of everything just to try it. They had food like deep fried rattlesnake bites, alligator tail, raccoon, beaver bites, pheasant casserole, caribou, turtle soup, wild boar ribs, turduken (turkey, duck, and cornish game hen all in one), rabbit stew and crayfish casserole. Trying all those foods made me realize why some foods are more popular than others; my favorite is wild salmon.