Our next Member of the Week is Omicron class' very own, Ryan Mumaw.
Q: We've noticed that you've been on a lot of sets lately, how many productions have you worked on these past few days and how many different positions have you done while helping with these productions?
A: When the Film 3's started I wanted to get on as many sets as I could! As of right now I've been a Grip on Matt Friend's "Spare Parts," an Actor and Production Assistant on Brennan Kerr's, Paul Hartman's, Nick Aiello's, and David Foster's "Untitled Edward Norton Project," and the Assistant Camera and Extra in Nathan Shinholt's, Russ Millheim's, and Devin Rafferty's "Revisions."
Q: What is your favorite thing to do on set? Is there anything that you want to try that you haven't already done?
A: Recently I have found that I very much enjoy Gripping, working under alumni Hali Cocalis as a Grip has been a great experience and I hope to continue to do it on future sets. I also very much enjoyed getting the opportunity to direct the Shadow Weekend film as it was the largest crew I've ever directed before.
Q: Are there any films that haven't begun production that you're helping with?
A: Very soon I will be a Grip on Bethany Michalski's and Yasmin Zellipour's "When a Wave Comes" and I will also be the Assistant Camera on Leo Brito's and Michael Chang's "Dying Breath."
Q: Has working on any of these projects inspired you with any new film ideas? If so could you share your thoughts and what you would like to do on set with said idea?
A: I’ve kept myself pretty busy helping my brothers’ films come to life I haven't really had time to think about much else. I'm not complaining I like seeing people's visions come to life, it’s a good feeling knowing that you played a part in making their dream a reality.
Q: We heard you have a job on campus, what is your job title and what are some of the things you do there? Would you say it's a hard job or what you expected?
A: My job on campus is great. I'm a videographer and editor for the Department of Creative Services. I help the university with video promotion and create packages for Towson's YouTube channel. Recently I filmed and edited videos on The Mega Job and Internship Fair, and the Towson University 150th Anniversary Speaker Series: DJ Spooky.
Q: How has Lambda Kappa Tau benefited your professional advancement as a film maker?
A: Lambda Kappa Tau was the best decision I made in my college experience. After I became a MCOM major and changed EMF to a minor I was worried I wouldn't have the chance to do what I loved, make movies. LKT has given the opportunity to not only continue to make movies but also surround myself with some of the most creative and talented people I'm lucking enough to call my friends and brothers.