Monthly Archives: October 2012

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment”

I was watching Ellen today, and was very inspired by a woman she had on the show. I had seen some things on the internet about a news anchor, and sister to one of my favorite actors Ron Livingston, being apprehended on TV, but I hadn’t really taken the time to read the article. After watching Jennifer Livingston today on Ellen, I was not only shocked, but very inspired.

I think the things that Jennifer addresses in this video are mind-blowing. It truly made me stop and consider how it affects me, and how things that we all say affect others. I was thinking when watching the video, why would anyone take the time to be so cruel to another person. I am not completely innocent in this either. I thought to myself about how I may not be outwardly cruel to someone but I am guilty of thinking and saying things about people that are unnecessary. This really opened my eyes to this, and has made me more aware of this judgement. I hope this video inspires you to be more aware, the same way it did me.

I hope that it also reminds you that the things that other people may say to you or think about you are not important. The way we are viewed by our loved ones and they way we view ourselves is what truly matters. Our self worth is not dependent on this judgement that other people pass with a momentary glance, we are  worth so much more. We are all different and wonderful in our own way. And whether someone is judging you because your skin is a different color, or your sexual preference isn’t the same as theirs, or you are skinnier or bigger than what they consider beautiful, this doesn’t matter. Don’t waste time worrying about these people, they are most likely insecure about themselves. These people’s opinions of you do not have to be your reality, unless you let it.

I’ll leave you all with one of my favorite quotes that I think is important to consider when you are the victim of judgement and hatred,

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”

-Eleanor Roosevelt

Work as of lately…

Hellllo!! It’s been a while since I have posted, and I’M SORRY! I’ve been super busy lately. I finished up my internship at the Casting Department at CBS and started immediately at my new internship. I am now doing Production at the ABC Daytime Talk Show “The Chew”. And I am so happy there! Not only do I love the show and the people I am working with, BUT I am doing the things that I really love, and will hopefully get to do full time when I graduate. Here is a link to the shows website for anyone that is not familiar with the show and would like to check out where I am spending my time these days 🙂

http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/the-chew

And I have good news… I have 3 new videos that I have made that I want to share! I took a few classes this semester and over the summer and have made some new projects.

This first video was for an internet mash-up project, where I was to find videos online and combine them to make one cohesive video. 

Gone

The music is Kanye West and Otis Redding, “Gone”. Im not sure of the people in all of the clips I used, but the two in the beginning are my favorites, The Avett Brothers.

The second project was to shoot a specific area of New York City and capture interesting people and represent the setting. I chose to film a park on the Upper East Side that borders the East River. 

Sunny Saturday

The music in this piece is the Dirty Projectors “No Intention”.

The third project was to create a short narrative piece. There were no other guidelines, so I was able to develop an idea completely from scratch and with no restrictions. 

Evolution of Emma

The music is The Middle East “Blood”. Special shout out to my wonderful friends Lydia Daley and Paddy Hall, for being exceptional actors!

 

Well that’s all for now folks! Let me know what you think… I LOVE the feedback!