I'm so honored that Talenthouse is featuring me as their May '11 film maker. Article's HERE & a portion of my interview is below:
Q: What advice would you offer to someone else starting out in your field?
A: My advice would be don’t quit your day job. No, seriously, when you first start out wanting to do something in journalism or film, you are going to have to start out with a lot of either freelance work or low paying gigs. I’m still not making a living off of what I truly want to be doing, but that’s fine because it makes me want it more. I literally get up at 6 in the morning, go to my full time office job from 8 to 5, I go home and work on my never ending list of projects until bed anytime between midnight or 2 a.m.
Some official photos of me by myself & with Dannielle Owens-Reid, official Monster Blogger 2011 for the Monster Ball.
Taken by the wildly talented official Monster Photographer 2011 for the Monster Ball, Tracey B. Wilson!
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Amanda Rosenblatt, Uniondale NY - The floor beneath you in general admission shakes with the pulse of the speakers and the stomping of feet belonging to eager fans. People standing who have waited anywhere from 6 to 10 in the morning to grab these spots, once disoriented from exhaustion, spring to life.
The lights are off, the screen covering the stage is streaked with a grid of green laser lights, and the first few notes of "Dance in the Dark" wash over the screeching crowd like an ocean of purifying water. Though the concert's upcoming storyline depicts a magical, nonfictional journey to the Monster Ball reminiscent of a Broadway show, this opening number is a sign to the fans that they've finally made it to see the one and only, Lady Gaga.
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MONSTER BALL ended less than 24 hours ago, Home
Well guys, my physical part of the adventure has ended, but the journey is not over. I have A LOT of editing to do and just need to make some adjustments to the blog accompanying my vlog. Below are a video of my bloopers & a sample of the article:"Flash back to before this moment - it's a muggy, rainy, humid Saturday afternoon in Uniondale, New York. There is already a substantial line of fans outside of the arena who have been waiting to get in, even when just hours ago, the temperature was distinctively lower and cold rain was pouring over this area. Some fans lament that their makeup is running from the conditions outside and a cranky security staff member from the arena tells fans they need to get rid of their protective blankets and tarps, as they won't be allowed in."
Destination REACHED, Less than 24 hours to THE MONSTER BALL...
Hi guys. It's day one of the Gaga-blogger adventure and I've been way more busy, and exhausted, than anticipated. I will most likely be putting updates here AFTER the show I'm attending, but please follow my Twitter account for when I randomly update. PS - I totally changed my outfit last-minute, but I know if I wore the oversized "Alejandro" shirt as a dress and tied it up in a knot, several people I know who complain I wear oversized clothes would kill me after the concert was over LOL ;)
Less than 24 hours until travel, a little over a day until THE MONSTER BALL.
Here's a soundtrack to my Gaga Monster Blogging road trip, which includes the following, highly recommended songs:
PS - did I overpack for a three-day weekend? ...please don't answer that.
5 Days Until the road, 6 Days to THE MONSTER BALL
On my submission page for the Little Local Monster Blogger contest, I said "The Little Monsters are a community of 'we', not 'me'" and I meant it. I love fan stories and I'm psyched to see, as well as share, tales and images from the Uniondale Monster Ball. I would like to share two awesome Little Monster stories with you right now. On THIS PAGE from a few months back, I bring attention to Ryan, a HUGE Gaga fan who has traveled the world the see Mother Monster and deserves praise for it. Then, there's my friend Waldo - he entered and won a Little Local Monster Blogger spot, as well, and recently got pulled backstage by Gaga because of his impressive collection of Little Monster tattoos. You can see the video of their conversation HERE. I hope that one day I can meet her too, but happy for them! :)
8 days 'til TRAVEL, 9 days to the MONSTER BALL :)Encouraged by my co-admin Aislynn & to truly show you guys I'm taking you along every step of the way, here is the basic set up of my outfit for the Little Local Monster blogging activities for the day of the 23rd :)
Not sure why these uploaded sideways, but let's just call it a creative error LOL you can totally open the photos in another window, save them to your computer and rotate...if you care that much about it, that is :S For the main outfit, I will either be wearing tights or a skirt, but honestly, I will feel more comfortable in a skirt, but we shall see. Stay tuned for more updates!