March 10, 2012
I'm interested in learning the whole process of film making. I have always inspired to do film but never knew how or where to even start. I feel that this group would put me in touch with many experienced people who can perhaps help steer me in the right direction and enhance my knowledge base and give me more experience in every area pertaining to film from start to finish. This group would allow networking opportunities that wouldn't exist otherwise, and most of all..I know that it would take time to cultivate and mold myself into being the best that I could be in the industry. Watching all of you and listening to more experienced professionals would give much insight and that is well worth it all for me. I always knew that I wanted to do some type of entertainment..I just kind've fell into film mode so here I am.. I don't have to be one of those famous producers..behind the scenes would be just as enjoyable for me.
I have worked with a young independent film producer named Anthony Pellizeri when I attended IADT in Schaumburg, IL. I shot most of the footage and took most of the photo's for his movie. Also, I was a actress in a smoking commercial done by another fellow student, but have no idea where or how the footage was used. As of now, I am currently working with a man by the name of John Reliford Whose son is an actor out in California (Richard Reliford)..He's basically wanting to publish a documentary based on his life as a protestor. I only have some audio and some clips that I've accepted from him and have yet to do anything with until I find ehich direction to go in.
I'm currently based out of Bolingbrook, IL, But have been doing the snow bird traveling for the past year. I'm on my way in about a week to New Orleans and will be there for some time. Basically, what I'm saying is that I'm free to go anywhere as long as it's within my budget. Once I'm there, I will be stationed in or near New Orleans.
As of now, I'm currently not working in film for any particular co. or organization..I'm hoping that If I'm able to network and have an opportunity to increase my skill levels that I will eventually have the chance to work whereever there's a place for me. I do have some of my own equipment (canon HD progessional video camera), Nikon digital camera, and some other misc. items to do at least an amateur film. I think if I start off as an extra at first, that would at least get me started and I can see how the process goes watching and learning. Also, I feel that I could do anything if I put my mind to it!
No I'm not a member of any of these organizations..I'm fresh blood to the industry. :)
Hi, my name is Tina Calhoun I'm 41 yrs of age, I enjoy singing, have a great sense of humor and love being around the arts. I come from a talented family of seven, I think it's great what you're doing here, I look forward to meeting all of you! TC