Video of the Day: A Student Film Starring Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider

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Ask any former undergraduate film major we know (including your author) to see one of her student shorts and the reaction you get will probably involve some blushing, stammering, and a confession that said movie is terrible. This is one of the reasons we’re so impressed with Yousheng Tang’s School of Visual Arts senior thesis project “Behind the Scene,” a beautifully shot “celebration of filmmaking and the people behind the scene who make it happen.” The seven-minute short unfolds in one graceful Steadicam shot and includes several moments of genuinely funny insider humor (“Schwing is my vision!” screams a lingerie-commercial director).

Now for the other reason we love “Behind the Scene”: It features a wonderful appearance by Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, as himself, uttering his immortal line, “We’re not gonna take it,” not once but twice. A quick scan of the credits reveals that Snider’s son, Cody Blue Snider, is one of the film’s producers.