Q: You are one of our Co-Production Chairs this semester, along with Tyler Peterson. How has your experience been so far?
A: It's been busy, but that's not a bad thing. Already this semester we've gotten a festival and two productions off their feet, with another production and another festival still to come.
Q: You and and Tyler ran the ’48 Hour Film Challenge’ earlier this semester. How do you think the groups reacted to and handled your guidelines and surprise criteria?
A: Some reacted differently than others. Two of the groups already had the surprise criteria in their films so they were fine, but some of the other groups were completely thrown off.
Q: Were you impressed with the number of groups participating and the final product each group submitted?
A: I was just happy to see some films being made that weren't for classes. With so many people busy this semester with their film 2 and film 3 projects, having a few groups of people take a weekend just to make something else was great.
Q: And lastly, this week and next weekend are Shadow Week, a film set where both potential and current members work together to make a short, student-written film. This semester, you’re holding two shadow productions. What influenced you to make that decision?
A: Last semester as an outreacher, the sets for shadow week were really crowded. We really just wanted to reduce that, so Tyler and I decided to do two productions. Somewhere down the line, I realized that we could use this as a cool opportunity to make the Shadow Week process a bit more experimental, so I decided to write a script that was open enough that we could hand it off to two different directors and they would make two different films. I figured it would be pretty interesting to see the results, as well as a different experience for outreachers and brothers alike.