Twitchy Says...

Film Critic, Indie Filmmaker, General Film/Art/Life Discussion


Published by Benjamin 'Twitchy' Strack under , , , on Sunday, March 29, 2009
So my term as President of the chapter is complete, so I now have significantly more time. Friday morning, I had a really great interview with the Director of Operations for WXMI Fox 17 in Grand Rapids. I felt the interview went very well, although there was an equipment test during it which I felt I was not properly prepared for. The position is an 'Operations Technician', and to start I'll only be getting 12ish hours a week, spread across 4 shifts. They would primarily be night shifts from 9pm-12 or so. I find out on Wednesday if I get the position or not.

My close friend and fellow filmmaker Chris Spenceley are trying to start working together on some projects. The foremost is helping him complete his feature length light-saber film, For Knowledge and Defense. There'll be a new trailer of it on youtube soon that I recently helped him edit. We're also going to try and put together a few more short films in the next few months and into the summer.

I'm also submitting my own short film, Static, to the Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts, so we'll see how that goes.

What I'm Watching
Randomly, the Rocketeer was on TV tonight, which makes meet very excited. It is by far one of my favorite movies from my childhood, right next to Hook. And watching it now with a background in filmmaking, its still a pretty good flick. No surprise really after looking up the director Joe Johnston. He directed Jumanji, October Sky, and Hildalgo, all of which are movies I enjoy. Its also been announced that he'll be directing the First Avenger: Captain America supposedly starring John Cena to come out in 2011. All that aside, if you've never seen the Rocketeer, check it out. And if you have seen it, go catch it again.

The other big deal thats happened in the past few weeks is the series finale of Battlestar Galactica. This show has meant much to me for a long time. The mini-series premere started in December of my senior year of highschool, and I've watched it religiously ever since. All that being said, its ended in the most tragic, epic, mind-blowing way I ever could have imagined. My one spoiler is that Apollo and Starbuck don't end up together, and that makes me incredibly heart-broken. I've been waiting for 5 years to see them end up together, and they just walk away from each other. Everything else was beautiful and poetically appropriate. There's a few random episodes in the middle seasons, but other than that, watch the entire series, and enjoy the most beautiful ending to a television series that I have ever witnessed.


brooke said... @ April 8, 2009 at 1:19 PM

hope you get the job, dude.

props for david bowie nod.

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