Friday, September 25, 2009

Eastward Bound

In a few days I'll be heading east. Last time I went to the east coast it took a few weeks, a camel, six train rides, a couple bikes, a few dozen Clif Bars, two pairs of Keen shoes, and a pogo stick. This time I'm just taking a plane. I'll be visiting some friends in New York and Boston before I head down to Washington DC in search of a job. In preparation for the trip I've printed up some shiny new business cards and launched a new website- -to serve as an umbrella site for the the various projects I've been working on. I can point prospective employers there, and hopefully they'll want to hire me. If you know anyone who may want to hire me, feel free to send them the link.

In Un-Road Trip news- I've been writing my application for the Oregon Media Arts Fellowship. I'm hoping to secure some funds to cover post-production costs for the Un-Road Trip documentary. I'm editing together some footage from the journey to submit along with my application- I'll post it here when I finish.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Feeling Stationary

After a year of constant traveling- from Australia to the Un-Road Trip- staying in one place for a few months is a little unnerving. Especially since I have no clue what's coming next. Though I'm certainly not lounging around in the meantime. I'm keeping busy editing Un-Road Trip footage and seeing how I can keep that ball rolling and segue the journey into other projects. Meanwhile, I'm also looking for jobs in DC. And I'm developing a personal website too. I have various projects that I've worked on over the years, and I figured it would be nice to have an umbrella site that links to all of them. After some heated debate and discussion I settled on which currently links to, but will soon be its own site.

I've been rummaging through old hard drives to look for possible video to put up on the site, and I found a reel I edited together a few years back for Clips & Quips, (the offbeat entertainment show I hosted/produced that aired at college TV stations across the country). You can watch highlights from my occasionally embarrassing interviews with celebrities below. It features George Clooney talking about suspenders, Samuel L. Jackson flossing, my appearance on a soap opera, and one of my favorite interviews ever- with This American Life host Ira Glass.

Clips & Quips from Boaz Frankel on Vimeo.

So many memories...