Skyler Frost

I was born in Atlanta, Georgia and shortly afterward my family moved to Morris Plains, New Jersey where I was raised. I played soccer from an early age and eventually captained both my club and high school soccer teams. I developed an interest in filmmaking and photography when I was in high school working on my school’s TV show, Colonial Corner. Over the years I worked my way up to be an editor on the show as well as the executive sports producing, managing content for the show’s sports department. I was also involved in radio. I called football and basketball games live on my high school’s radio station, WJSV 90.5 FM. In high school I was also a leader within Peer Group Connection, a mentoring program that helps freshmen, as well as special education students, transition to high school. Additionally, I was a competitor for two years in my high school’s film festival. The first film I entered with my team won 2nd place. The next year a different project won grand prize, beating out over forty other films. This short documentary about a local shoe store was inducted into our county’s archives.

Major: Radio-Television-Film

Other Academic Interests: Core Texts and Ideas

Extracurricular Activities:
I’ve been involved in several media campaigns around UT campus. Last January I worked with UT’s Media Department and an outside production company to work on a new commercial for UT. I helped one of the student presidential campaigns to victory by making videos for their online platforms. In May I interned with FilmMode Entertainment at the Cannes Film Festival in France. I am currently interning with UT Football’s Creative Media Team. I shoot games and practices along with creating content for the team’s social media accounts as well as game day content. I am also a Camp Texas counselor. I spent all spring training and was a counselor at Session 4 this year. Last year I was involved with UT’s Club Soccer team, starting the entire year. My personal endeavors at UT include being the official videographer and photographer for two bands in Austin. My work has allowed me to travel to Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Colorado to record concerts and even a festival.

What drew you to the Forty Acres Scholars Program (FASP)?
I was drawn to the Forty Acres Scholars Program because I felt that they would give me the best opportunity to make connections, gain internships, and break into the tricky industry of filmmaking. The idea of having a cohort of like-minded people push themselves to succeed at UT was very appealing to me.