Equipment Team

Katelyn Brooks

Staff Lead

Katelyn is a fourth year Film and Digital Media major with a minor in History. Katelyn is the Staff Lead for Student Media and has been involved in Student Media since the beginning of her Freshman year through the Film Production Coalition. She is currently a producer and Co-Executive Producer for FPC. Katelyn has greatly enjoyed her experience with Student Media and hopes to help other creative and curious students find a home here.

Brandon Victoriano

Equipment Manager

Brandon is a fourth year Film and Psychology double major. Ever since his freshman year, he has been involved with the Film Production Coalition and On The Spot. As Co-Executive Producer for On The Spot, he strives to up the quality of student films and wants to push the limits of what kind of content Student Media is capable of producing. He hopes to eventually work as a director or producer in narrative productions. In his free time, he enjoys video games, basketball, and learning more about video editing.

Carter Samuels

Assistant Equipment Manager

Carter is a second year film major. He has been involved with SCTV and Student Media since his first quarter at UCSC. Always looking for the next creative project to attach himself to, Carter has been a part of an FPC and/or OTS production every quarter since coming to UCSC. Carter is working to become both a writer and director, and spends a lot of his time writing, skateboarding, listening to old funk music, and creating art.

Likha Pulido

Assistant Equipment Manager

Likha is a first year Computer Engineering major with a minor in Computer Science. After being curious about film for many years, they joined FPC during their first quarter at UCSC. After having a great experience, they joined the equipment team in Winter 2022. They are now a member of FPC and OTS. Likha is looking forward to experiencing and learning more about film through their involvement in student media. In their free time, they like to draw, listen to and make music, and play videogames.

Chris Kercheval

Assistant Equipment Manager

Chris is a third-year Film and Digital Media Major. He is currently a producer and co-outreach coordinator for the Film Production Coalition. Chris plays on the club soccer team and is a leader on and off the field. When he isn’t playing soccer or hanging out at the beach, he is making tiktoks, praying he becomes tiktok famous. Ultimately he wants to make an impact at UCSC and help young filmmakers realize their talents and accomplish their goals.