Our new Member of the Week is familiar face to LKT, Nick Aiello! Take a look below at our Legal Chair’s interview to learn about the new overhaul with bringing in new members to the society and more.
Q: You've been around LKT for quite awhile now, Nick. What is something that is always refreshing to see in new members that come to join this society?
A: LKT was founded based on a passion of film and the passion that each new class brings is inspiring. But as much as we try to teach the new members, they usually manage to teach us quite a bit as well. That's the trick to being a good filmmaker: never stop learning. I came into LKT knowing virtually nothing about films but I had the passion and a willingness to learn and now I've become one of the main teachers of the group.
Q: What can the potential new members of Pi Class expect from their upcoming outreaching?
A: So we've recently overhauled the way in that we bring in new members, so they'll be the first ones to experience the new system. That being said, Outreach Week has remained similar to previous years. We have events such as Kickball, Wing Night, Casino Night, a Backyard BBQ and my own addition, Trivia Night. We have two events each day, so students have plenty of opportunities to come out and have some fun. But it isn't all fun and games. The potential Pi Class members must also submit a portfolio and be interviewed by the current brothers. LKT prides itself on its productions and we want our members to be the best of the best.
Q: As Legal Chair, you had to oversee much of the work that went into changing the layout of our outreach system this semester. How how this changed from previous semesters, and why was the decision made to do this?
A: This has been a long time coming. When I joined, I had to pledge due to our group being a fraternity. Since then we've evolved our group into a Co-ed Media Production society. When this happened we changed our Greek system to be similar to what it was last semester except 13 people interviewed each person at once and only those 13 people had a say. We deemed that too intimidating and switched to our old system. Now, we've overhauled the system again and I'm very happy with the results. To ensure that we are taking in the best possible Pi Class, we are doing a callback interview 3 weeks after the initial interview. During those 3 weeks we will be offering workshops, social events, and plenty of film opportunities, including the new Shadow Week. Whoever remains after those callbacks will be officially initiated into Lambda Kappa Tau.
Q: Last semester you were apart of the "Observer's Paradox" group in Film 2. Do you have projects coming up that you are working on, whether it is film or not?
A: I recently judged LKT's internal 48 hour film fest and was very impressed with what my fellow brothers were able to make in 48 hours. I also recently gripped Keep Rolling Production's new music video, “Collarbones", which should be released soon. I also am sound designing the student written and directed show here at Towson, Vajungle, as well as participating in the upcoming Fredrick 72 Film Fest (which is being co-hosted by LKT). Other than that, I am actively working to make LKT the best it can be and look forward to meeting all the prospective new members of LKT.
You can catch the premiere of “Collarbones” tonight at “LKT Presents”, or look for it online September 21.
You can also find out more information about “Vajungle” at the following link: https://tickets.tuboxoffice.com/ordertickets.asp?p=681&