Nathaniel Klein ’12 has had a passion for video production since his freshman year at Gilmour thanks to his participation in the audiovisual production program. He’s been doing it ever since and is making a name for himself in the industry.
After leaving Gilmour, Nathaniel attended Boston University, where he studied film and TV production in their college of communication. He completed a semester-long internship in Los Angeles working with a commercial editing house and ended up staying for 10 months before returning to Cleveland to begin a job with the Cavs in September 2016. He is a video editor and producer with the QTV team, which provides creative content to drive game presentation, marketing campaigns, web/digital video content, and team-driven initiatives for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Monsters, Cavs Legion Gaming Club, Canton Charge, Cleveland Gladiators, and other key properties and projects associated with Quicken Loans Arena.
This summer, he and his team at QTV earned several significant honors.
In June, the QTV team won two Emmy Awards (one in the Promotion - Program Single Spot/Campaign category and one in the Commercial category) for Cleveland Cavaliers game presentation video at the Annual National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Lower Great Lakes Chapter Emmy Awards.
Then, in July, the team received a top honor at the 36th Annual Information Display and Entertainment Association (IDEA) Golden Matrix Awards. They won a Golden Matrix Award for Best Overall Video Display category for a Cleveland Monsters game video presentation. They took this top award in a field of 60 other entries from across all minor league sports.
QTV was also recognized as a finalist for Best Supporting Displays category for their Cleveland Cavaliers game video presentation.
Nathaniel remembers his Gilmour days fondly and is grateful to “Mr. B. and Mr. Overman for igniting that flame way back in freshman year.” His favorite Gilmour memory was his last day with his classmates. He said, “It was really the perfect ‘Gilmour’ day - from ice skating, hearing from our teachers, our favorite lunches, to everyone getting a chance to say goodbye. It’s something that I often think back on and it always brings a smile to my face.”