Addicted to the Process

Alex Siwik


Alex Siwik

I’ve always had an interest in capturing things, ever since I was in sixth grade (back when I would use my dad’s old camcorder to film dorky puppet shows). The interest did not turn into a passion until about four years later when I started filming and editing skateboarding videos. I quickly became addicted to the process of visualization and execution and started filming and editing videos as part of my high school’s telecommunications program.

As a high school kid with a background in music and a new-found passion for content creation, I was definitely a full-time creative dude. However, not once did I ever think I would pursue either of those passions as a career. I was always under the impression that I would magically gain interest in something else that is considered to be more “logical” or realistic to pursue….. That “something else” never came.  

Alex Siwik

So, fast forward a number of years and here I am, pursuing my passion in my final semester of college at Temple University and soon-to-be graduating with a degree in Film & Media Arts. Over the past several years, I have been fortunate enough to shoot and/or edit a number of projects spanning over several varieties. I have developed a love for telling stories and have obtained the basic knowledge and skill sets I need to do what I want to do. I love all aspects of the process, but really have a thing for cinematography. I have evolved into a full-out lighting and camera geek (many times making it obvious in public and confusing/embarrassing my non-film friends and family members), so I guess you could say I’m in this for the long haul.

I want to expand my knowledge and experiences, especially in the professional world, and that is exactly why I am pumped to spend this semester as part of the JTwo team. Creating is all about collaboration, and I am really looking forward to bringing my vision to the table and learning as much as I can along the way here at JTwo Films.