Thursday, June 12, 2008

My Interview with Antz


Many times on this blog I've mentioned Anthony (Antz)
Powell, Antarctic photographer extraordinaire. Last
summer, Antz received a grant from the National Science
Foundation to produce a film about spending a year in
Antarctica that primarily focuses on Antz's Time-Lapse
Photography. More information about his work can be
found on these websites:

http://www.antarcticimages.com
http://www.frozensouth.com
http://www.youtube.com/Antzarctica

Last month, Antz sent out an email asking for people
on Ice to volunteer to be interviewed for his film.
He plans for this movie to be shown in theatres
sometime in the next few years (depending on editing
time) and wanted to have some Antarcticans talk about
their experiences here. He's interviewed a fairly wide
range of folks. People who are spending their first
season here as well as others like George (who works in
the office next to me with 9 winters) and me (with 6
winters).

The interview lasted about 20 minutes and he asked these
questions, among others...

What is the best part of life here?
What is the most common question you get asked about
Antarctica?

What do you think is the biggest misconception people have
about Antarctica?

What does being here on the Ice mean to you?
And many many more.

It was fun and Antz said that I gave him some good stuff to
use (maybe he was just trying to make me feel good) but
someday, I could be seen in a theatre near you!

1 comment:

Leslie said...

I like this question: "What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about Antarctica?" Do I know your answer? Could it be that Antarctica is not "up?"