Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Interviewing Frank

For those of you who have never met Frank, which I assume most of you have not, he might be one of the funniest people alive. In his interview yesterday he had the crew cracking up for a good hour or so. He was asked questions about his experiences at Villanova relative to High School, about his family and friends, and about girls. I find it remarkable how open he can be divulging these personal feelings. He really doesn't hold much back, and it is very refreshing to be around someone that comfortable in their own skin.

Frank cannot speak so he uses a board to spell out his words. Nothing sophisticated, it's just a piece of plastic with letters and some common words on it that he point to. Some time ago he got an upgrade; a computerized keyboard that speaks for him from an automated voice. Yesterday was the first time any of us had seen him use it. At first it is somewhat odd because the voice sounds like a navigation system you might have in your car. I was half expecting him to tell me to take the next left or something, but once I got over the voice it was really convenient because it allows him to communicate much faster.

The crew will be shooting at Nick's high school after we return from Easter Break. This should give us a better perspective of what Nick's high school experience has been like. Hopefully we will get some good footage and hear some good stories from his friends.

Have safe travels for those of you going somewhere for Easter,


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