Posted 08.03.2017 by Maggie Martin

Hey Everybody, Meet Taylen

Say hello to Taylen, the guy behind the lens of our visual content.

So, where are you from?
Toledo, Iowa

How do you like working and living in Iowa City?
For me, Iowa City doesn’t compare to anywhere else in Iowa! I love the small-town vibe that still offers so many things to do. The culture is great from food, music, art and the people in general. As a student, having campus be a part of downtown Iowa City is a great feeling because it brings the students closer to the rest of the community.

I feel that. Do you have any phrases that you overuse?
“We’ll fix it in post”

What is the quality you most admire in other people?
Spontaneity, people who are down for whatever whenever – It’s good to have a schedule but my best moments and interactions in life haven’t been planned.

What was the best thing that happened to you this past week?
I shot my first TV commercial!

Woah! That’s awesome. Coffee or tea?
Coffee. Black.

Pizza or tacos?
Give me that ‘Za

What are three things still left on your bucket list?
Rent a campervan and shoot a travel video in Iceland
Visit all 50 states before my 25th birthday
Meet Kanye

If you could only use one social media platform which would you choose?
Instagram no question

If you ever had to sing karaoke, what song would you choose?
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash

Good tune. Go on a road trip with any person (dead or alive, fiction or non-fiction), who would you choose and where would you go?
I’d love to do a national parks tour with Ansel Adams

What is a secret skill you have that no one knows about?
I can clap with one hand

So you’re sitting down to eat dinner. What does your favorite meal consist of?
Filet mignon, rare, with a side of asparagus and some potatoes

What’s the coolest thing you have on your desk?
At work: Nothing. I’m living that minimalist desk life. I used to have a limited edition Starbucks mug that you can only buy at the original Starbucks in Seattle, but it was stolen at class 🙁

At home: a print of a photo I took while shooting a documentary in Honduras – It won an award at the Iowa State Fair and I am so proud of it!

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to make cool movies with big cameras, fast cars, and explosions.

What has been your favorite part about being a Sculptron so far?
Being surrounded by motivated, fun, creative people has helped my own creative process and contributed to my favorite part of making videos – collaboration & teamwork!

  • Carl Busch

    I use that same phrase all the time

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