Howdy, stranger! As you might have guessed, I’m Cade Utterback. I’d like to take a moment to tell you a little about me.
I grew up in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where I always had an interest in broadcasting and cartoons. I loved radios and TV as a kid, and spent a lot of free time drawing. As I got older, and started to acquire more technology, more paths started opening up for me. I began to experiment with making my own videos and animations, and learning how to edit audio and video. The years kept coming and I kept learning, and by the time I landed at Murray State University in Fall 2019, I was ready to tackle a degree in Television Production – and tackle I did!
I had no idea what to expect, but one of the first great surprises was being introduced to Adobe Premiere! For almost 3 years now I’ve been using Premiere as my primary editing software, and I think I’ve been able to create some high-quality videos and productions using it. In the Spring of 2021, as part of one of my college courses, I was one of the cast members, writers, directors, editors and marketers of “MSU2Nite”, an almost-weekly TV show that was entirely put on by us college students. Along with my longtime friend, Dustin Wilcox, we overhauled the branding and aesthetic of the show entirely, and with a more loose and fun writing style, we were able to put on a highly entertaining show that surpassed everyone’s expectations.
I also recently finished my capstone project, an hour-long documentary and analysis of the music composed for Hanna-Barbera cartoons, featuring many pieces done by the legendary Hoyt Curtin and Ted Nichols. I spent a majority of my Spring 2022 semester working on it, and I’m very proud of how it turned out. And as I was going through and editing and watching bits and pieces of it over and over again, I kept thinking about my roots in editing over 10 years ago. In 2012, I never imagined that I would have been able to make content of the quality that I do now. I’m very proud of what I’ve been making recently, and I’m ever-hopeful for the future!
Like I mentioned above, I recently graduated from Murray State with a degree in Television Production. Honestly, I’m extremely lucky to be in the place that I’m in right now, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me. A lot of my friends and family have wished me the best, and who would I be if I let them down? No matter what the future holds, I’m ready to make an impact on the world.
I currently work as a Creative Services Producer for WPSD-TV/WPSD Local 6 in Paducah, Kentucky. I’m having a whole heckuva lot of fun in this position! If you’re in the Paducah area then you might have heard my voice or seen my face already in the dozens of commercials I’ve produced this year alone! I wouldn’t blame ya if you didn’t recognize me walking through the grocery store, though.