Last year, I started an ongoing podcast, “What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?” with my friends Graham Marema and Scotty Poston, about dealing with the titular question. I produce, edit, and co-host the show.
From Davidson College’s website: “On Tuesday, Sept. 26, the English Department and Theatre Department hosted the world premiere of a spectacular genre-bending event: a staged reading of The Secret Room – a string quartet, written by Kazim Ali, the distinguished McGee Professor of Creative Writing for fall 2017. Directed by Ryan Rotella ’17 (English), the reading gave voice to Professor Ali’s experimental novel, which is written in the form of a musical score. The Strange and Lovely Music of The Secret Room, by Lucas Weals ’19, provides a thorough review of the performance.”
A Capstone project where I collaborated with five other students to make a 360 video that explored if 360 video technology could disrupt the male gaze in the production and commodity hip hop music videos such as “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj. I created the 360 video through concept and shooting, maintaining a journal of progress and observations from the process. I also wrote an analysis of the “Anaconda” music video incorporating the work of bell hooks, Judith Butler, Jon Berger, and Laura Mulvey.