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Joey Palumbo: 5 Qs w/ VCAM Staff

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March 30, 2017

Ever made a VCAM show? Ever wondered when it was going to air? —Ever watched VCAM (jeez, we hope so . . .) and been curious as to how the schedule was made?

Creating our/your schedule is the job of Joey Palumbo, channel coordinator! Joey took over the position in January. Get to know the man who'll decide your video's fate (timeslot) in these 5 Qs with VCAM staff.

1. If there were a movie about your life, who would play you?

Chris Pratt.

2. What is your fav piece of VCAM tech gear & why?

The Canon 5D. It was the first DSLR I really learned the ins and outs of, and it's just an all-around great camera. Plus, they used it to shoot some scenes in Mad Max: Fury Road. How cool is that?!

3. What is the funniest thing that’s happened to you recently?

Dave Chapelle came back to comedy.

4. Tell us something we might not know (a factoid that you have retained for no particular reason).

When Ridley Scott was in pre-production for the movie Alien, he was desperately trying to find someone fit to play the titular alien and fit into the suit. The casting agent for the film, Peter Ardram, had been in a London pub, when he saw Bolaji Badejo—a six-foot-10-inch-tall Nigerian man. Bolaji was in London studying graphic arts, and just happened to be in the right place at the right time to be noticed. They cast him as the lien. I love this, because it speaks to the uncontrollable or unexpected aspects of life, and specifically filmmaking. You can make plans, but you should always be willing and prepared to drop or rework your plans when something unexpected comes along.

5. If you had to put your life bio into one run-on sentence, what would you say?

After growing up in Rutland and making short films and videos, I decided that I wanted to become a filmmaker, so I decided to go to Champlain College and start studying filmmaking because it seemed like a good idea at the time and, luckily, it was quickly made aware to me that I loved making films with my friends and colleagues, which led us to run successful fundraisers that we would use to make award-winning short films, which have led us to bigger and better things such as producing my first feature film out of graduation last October and working at VCAM because I love coordinating and helping people with their projects because I think the first step to making a successful project is to find a body of people that believe in each other and what they’re doing/making which is exactly the group of people I found in the staff of VCAM. And, just so you know, it’s really freakin’ hard to write a purposefully running-on sentence.

I also have a severe allergic reaction to serious photos, so the only pictures I have of myself look like this: