Traveled half way across the country from Wisconsin to California so I could follow my dreams of becoming an actress. I'm documenting my adventures along with the struggles of the true Hollywood story of a no name girl trying to break into the filmmaking industry. I'm not going to sugar coat anything or lie about my experiences to make the journey sound better then what honestly is going on. I will be revealing the true reality, the success if any, and the heartache of what happens when trying to reach this one in a million dream. So come on this roller coaster with me and my dog Gizmo to see for yourself what it takes to make it, what it doesn't, or maybe you'll realize this dream could in fact be for you.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Created my first short film and Booked a Commercial!

Last week I got to film my first short movie project of my own. I haven't been getting some of my footage from my previous filming projects so i decided it was time to make my own films and get my name out in the industry that way (Past Blog on creating my own films). I wrote up a short scene to film and edit to see how it would look. It turned out okay for my first try at creating a video. I know there is much i need to improve on and learn but that is what practicing is for. I will just keep making more short films with learning what works and what doesn't which I'm bound to get at least one right!

This scene is about two sisters. Sally and Sue moved from Ohio to Hollywood to become actresses. However, they didn't realize how hard it really is to get into acting. For six months they have been living in a tiny studio apartment together and their savings is starting to run out which will mean they can't afford to pay rent. The two sisters have a conversation on what they should do. Stay in sunny California being broke but following their dreams or move back to Ohio where they can live in a much bigger place and things aren't as expensive.

Here is the short scene called Hollywood Living:

I also booked a commecial and filmed it this week. I wish i could say what it was for but i don't think i am allowed to post anything about it until it airs. So once it airs i will post a link to it!

-Jahnna Randall

Friday, May 6, 2011

Time to Create My Own Films!

It's been a few days since i posted on my blog, but i have been a little busy with figuring out what i want to do next. Don't get me wrong i want to be in the entertainment industry out here but i am tired of waiting around to get auditions and trying to get my footage back from past films i have worked on months ago (Past Blog On Film Footage). I got a phone call from someone in New York that had seen one of my blog posts. I had used their script in one of my taping sessions (Past Blog on Tapings) and they asked if i would take it down. I took the scene down right away because it isn't my writing it is theirs. With this incident i have become aware it may happen with other scenes i have done in the past. This is a blessing in disguise because i discovered i need to write my own scenes so i won't run into any copyright problems or issues of putting up material online. The phone call made me open my eyes that i need to create my own projects and put them out there for people to see my creations. With all of that realization I went and got a video camera yesterday! I purchased the Canon Rebel t3i at a store in Los Angeles. I messed around with the camera a little today with Gizmo. Below are a few pictures and a video clip of the quality.



My next taping sessions that i will be adding to my new blog posts will be my own writings and i won't be using other peoples material. So comments and critiques would be highly appreciated! Trying to get your foot in the door in the entertainment industry is extremely hard, as we all know, and i am going to try this approach of creating my own shorts! I am just not a type of person who will wait around for auditions or the right role. I guess i am just going to have to create my own right role in my films.

Because who knows What Comes Next...

-Jahnna Randall