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Between allergies and a characteristically weak immune system I have spent a good part of my life sick in bed. Although I find it to be miserable, apparently I also find it to be entertaining, as I have shot some of my favorite videos with a “sick” theme.
It all started with this photography film shot to Shel Silverstein’s poem “Sick”:
My next cold induced film was as Andie Mills for my YouTube channel “Life With Babs”:
And then this week again, instead of taking a sick day on my main channel SuperCaliListic I decided to make fun of my horrible cold and “unidentifiable face rash”:
Last year director Evan Nicholas asked me to act in his short film “Another Fool”. This week he sent me a link to the final product. It’s fun to see something I worked on over a year ago come to life. Check it out:
About a week ago one of my viewers, Andrew at the DrewNetwork, told me to check out an event happening here in Los Angeles called “Color it Scarlet” hosted by RED Studios Hollywood. The event is being closely followed by the digital camera/tech world as Canon and RED race to produce the next IT digital camera. Again today Andrew contacted me with more info, so I thought, “Why not?” So I called up the RED offices and asked if I could attend. I’m not sure what my chances are or who they are inviting to this event, but if not, at least I tried!
To prove how serious I am about getting into the event I resurrected my Digital Wednesdays series on SuperCaliListic.
Needless to say acting is a tough career and sometimes following your dreams means surviving your worst nightmares. One of the hardest challenges to deal with when pursing acting, is facing rejection and moving forward with confidence no matter what happens. It’s a numbers game and the trick is to do your best when you get the chance to shine, to “stay in the moment,” even when you know it’s back to pounding the pavement when your acting job is completed.
I got a role in Evan Nicholas’ short film “Headshot” and documented my day of filming, facing my fears, and then sharing with my viewers the final product – a fun film that deals with the very theme so many actors face. A film about how sometimes no matter how great of an actor you are, that doesn’t mean you are “right” for the part.
While I was on location shooting “Me and Babs Do the Wild West” filmmaker and journalist Soo Hwang asked me about how I’m different from my character Andie Mills on Life With Babs and why I choose a character that is so optimistic.
Here is the video I shot on my Route 66 trip for my You Tube channel “Life With Babs”.
For my birthday my father-in-law bought me a DigiLife DDV-5120A. I have yet to find something as cool as this little guy as it had a flip screen so I could view what I was shooting even when the camera lens was pointed at me.
The first day I started using this camera l played around with some of the settings and made three short experimental flims. To view all of them visit Trina Posey on YouTube where I post my art and experimental videos.