L.A. Experience

My Digital story is about my first trip to L.A. and not to mention my first trip to the West Coast and it was Grammy Weekend. This experience was very enlightening for me. It opened my eyes to see that there are so many opportunities in other places rather than just Atlanta and its possible to create opportunities as well. This trip also gave me insight into the entertainment industry. The entertainment industry is where I want to be. My passion is music and this is what brought me to L.A. I took a risk and took on a challenge and it landed me this awesome opportunity. I’m an assistant to two companies a music management company and a firm, and although it was initially a work trip full of meetings and photo/video shoots it took a turn when the artists decided not to comply with their manager and the itinerary. It quickly became a leisure trip. It showed me that the industry is not all glitz and glamour. And you must have a tough backbone to stand firm. But I’m sure that’s with anything in life. Everything is not easy if it’s something you really want then you will take failures as lessons learned and strategically plan your next step.

The process in creating the Digital Story board was not easy. Well at least not for me. I had never created a mini movie before just the normal power points. So I had to learn how to put together this short film and also figure out how I was going to compile my whole trip into three short minutes. I was a difficult task, as far as the first draft I created a story board to help with the format and a script for the voice over. But when presented to the class they informed me to try not to go in order from day to day but to create topics grouping things together. Which should allow it flow better. They also told me to speak up because my voice was low and to focus on the point that I was trying to get across and how could relate to the readers. So I took all of the constructive comments from the peer revisions and applied it to my final draft. When I presented the final draft to my peers they were very impressed on how I took what they all suggested and applied it. And they were in awe that I created this Digital Story on my phone simply using IMovie.

I myself am proud. Its not the best but it is better and I am still in the learning process. I’m sure it is much easier to use IMovie on the Apple laptop rather than on the IPhone, but I had to work with what have.

Check it out below!! Hope it makes you think of a time when you felt like you can make it despite what may come your way. Take risks create opportunities and live life!