Soooooo. It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything on here so there’s lot’s to catch up on. Let’s start back in December. First my pal Jeff came and visited from New York:
The sign reads: “hot, long, tasty.” Don’t know why he wanted to stand there.
Jeff, Parker, and I went to Dresden.
Libby and Brittney, some friends from the Midwest, happened to be in town at the same time as Jeff.
Then there was Christmas. A photo for each of my family members:
So. With all that out of the way we can talk about my job. First of all, I got hired. They asked me to stay on after the internship is over next month, so that’s exciting. The main thing, or at least the coolest thing I’ve been doing is interviewing actors and film directors. One of the things the company does is this type of journalism: We interview someone, type up the text, edit it, write an introduction, and sell it to magazines or sometimes newspapers. It’s funny that I can sort of say I’m a “journalist” right now. I’ve never considered myself a writer or really liked writing and if you’ve known me for a while you know how much I hated English class in high school. The thing is, I write well enough to do what we do pretty well. In fact, being a native English speaker makes me an asset to have around since we sell to a lot of international markets. But, the part that I really like is that I get to talk to people about movies a lot, people who are making movies, and I get to see free press screenings. I’m in tune with the industry and what movies are coming out when and who’s getting Oscar buzz. As an aspiring filmmaker, I think it could be quite a beneficial environment to spend some time in.
Now for something really exciting (at least to me). This Friday I’m interviewing Wim Wenders about his new film Pina. If you don’t know who Wim Wenders is, he’s one of the most well-known German directors around today and he’s made some amazing films. If you’re interested, check out Paris, Texas. It’s one of my favorite movies. He also made this short documentary in 1982 called Room 666 (only because that’s the number of the hotel room it was shot in, people) that I saw in college that really affected me. Here’s the specific part:
So I’m excited to talk to Mr. Wenders. I respect him a lot and hope to learn something from him. And his new film Pina is really great. It’s a documentary about Pina Bausch, an innovative German dancer and choreographer, shot in the best 3D I’ve ever seen. Avatar included, suckers.
edit: a few updates. I forgot some things. I also was in New York for a brief spell. I stayed with these three wonderful ladies:
And then in January my friend Meredith visited from New York. We went to see some old castles and stuff:
And finally, I want to suggest that everyone go listen to Seryn. They are a band from Denton, TX that my good friend UA told me about. Their debut album just came out this week and it’s sooooo good. I can’t stop listening to it. Listen to some songs here. Then buy the album on iTunes.