Sunday, July 31, 2011

people who want to block your path

Let me ask you a question.  Why is it that people always try to discourage you instead of incourage you??  I met a random woman the other day who said "I used to work as a writter for 10 years, dont work in this industry, ive seen a million of your type come out here and fail horribly. Get a computer science degree."   I dont understand why she was trying to discourage me. 

You know what, not everyone was meant to work in the field of computer science.  Its a great field, but some people are not content working in a cubicle 8 hours a day,  They need to be doing something different.  Some need to be doing something creative, some need to be doing something physical. Not everyone is meant to folly the same path in life.

I know I may sound naive, but instead of being such a bitch and telling me not to do something, wouldn't it be better to explain to me the mistakes that either you or the so-called "million people like me you have seen" have made in trying to make a career in the film industry?  If it were as tough as you say it is, maybe someone needs to come along that can inflict some much needed change to the current status quo.

If no one ever took any chances on following their dream (Like what I am doing) there wouldnt be a film industry to work in, nor would there be a music industry, or airplanes.  Even the USA wouldnt be in existance if people didn't take a chance. People change the world by taking chances, and thats what im doing with my life. I'm taking a chance, a leap of faith if you will. to try and do something different with my life. 

 I may not be the most experienced, or have the talent as some of the biggest stars in hollywood.  But I have the drive, The passion, The Testicular Fortitude (a saying my old wrestling coach used), to take my chances out here.  Maybe i will fail and fall flat on my face, or maybe I'll succeed.  I honestly dont know, but what I do know is that i'm brave enough to at least try.

Until next time

K -

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hello all,

Its been a good couple of days.  Made some contacts in the industry that could possibly help me.  Also, Ive decided that i'm gonna go on a strict diet to finally lose te weight that ive been wanting to lose.  I'm cutting out all the bad crap from my diet.  That means no candy, soda, chips... etc etc.  Basically all things that are bad for me.  Once ive made it to my goal i will post before and after pics so you can see just how much ive changed.  I know that alot of people say this but I am gonna show that I can do this and I can use the readers of this blog to hold me to my word.

Also, I think i'm gonna start reviewing movies on here after I see them.  I know they wont be the most technical reviews but I think it would be fun.  I dont want to drive anyone away from watching a movie, rather I will post as spoiler free as I can reviews to help people with their decisions.  I'll most likely post these soon once I have access to movies more, but right now money is kind of tight so idk when i will start.  I do know that my first review is gonna be Cowboys and Aliens.  The movie looks awesome.

Well thats all for know, and to borrow a line from one of my favorite artists,  Stan "The Man" Lee  "Excellsior!"

Monday, July 25, 2011

Movie Star crush

I'm watching Conan, and Emma Stone is on the show tonight and i'm just wondering, if you could date a movie star, who would it be?

My list would have to be of: celebs i would date are: Emma Stone, Kat Dennings, Olivia Munn, Olivia Wilde, Scarlett Johansson, Christina Hendricks, Amy Jo Johnson (pink ranger power!)

I think all these women have talent and arent just another one of those womeon who get by on their looks (Ive always been attracted to women that were more quirky or a little bit different then most women).  I really cant stand those women that are famous just for who their parents are, or those women who star in Reality TV (I cannot stand reality tv. It is the worst form of entertainment there is)

idk, its just a thought that I had.  Well thats all for now

Quick Update

Hello all,

So i just have a quick up date for you today.  I had a very productive day yesterday.  Met with some people (not in the film industry) that can help me find a job (which if i get this job I will be putting myself in front of film industry people so it will def help)  and I also saw Captain America: The First Avenger.

While there were parts of the film that could have been improved on, it was a solid film. Extremely enjoyable, Chris Evans did a fantastic job as Cap, and the Avengers Trailer at the end of the credits was bad ass (sorry, my inner nerd is coming out).  Well its another beautiful day in hollywood, gonna go out and make the most of it.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Myself in a nutshell

Hello all.  The names Kyle. Nice to meet you.  I have started this blog to document my journey to my dream career, making movies.  In here, I will chronicle my steps forward and steps back, my positive and negative experiences, my gains and my losses.  All to hopefully show you that dreams can and still do come true in todays day and age.

Just a little about myself so you know the kind of person I am.

I'm originally from Long Island NY but I lived for almost the past 13 years in WV.  I love movies, music, snowboarding, skateboarding (pretty much any sport involved in the X Games), hockey, baseball, football (All NY teams) I also love to challenge myself.  I have been overweight since i was about 7 years old (i'm now 26) and im still overweight, but i am pushing myself to lose the weight and live a healtier lifestyle.

Some of my favorite musicians are:  Incubus (favorite of all time) 12 Stones, Story Of The Year, Blessed by A Broken Heart, Thrice, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen, Joe Satrani, Jayme Salviati(extremely talented local musician and a very good friend back home in WV) Common, 2 Pac, Blink 182, Rise Against,  Reel big Fish, OAR, EVE 6, Bullet For My Valentine... the list goes on for a while

I worked for a movie theatre for the past 9 years as an assistant/booth manager where i was the Projection booth supervisor (word to the wise, if you love movies, get a job in a movie theatre, the pay kinda sucks but you get to see movies for free as a perk of working there.)  I also worked for 3 radio stations for the past 3 1/2 years (another fun job, trust me.  It was min wage pay, but hanging out at a station with music you like is pretty awesome)

 I went to Shepherd University and Studied Mass Communications.  For those of you who dont know, my degree is a general overview of all things media.  I studied Radio, TV, Film, Media Law, Scriptwriting, Audio Production, etc..
I enjoyed my time at shepherd very much, I made many good friends, Im a proud brother of the Gamma Alpha Chapter of the Theta Xi Fraternity.  I'm pretty well liked and all around nice guy (dont mean to sound somewhat egotistic).

I now currently reside in Studio City, just north of Hollywood, CA.  I moved out here 2 months ago to pursue my dream of working in movies.  So far it has been a fruitless effort (I still trying to find a job, but i'm not giving up hope)

I hope that this gives you a sense of who I am and what I want to accomplish with my life.  I will be posting more soon, i promise.  (i want to do a seperate post on my favorite movies, actors, ETC...)

My other hope is that this blog will help give you the courage to pursue your dream, whatever it may be. Its possible, you just need to know what you want and do what you must to get it.

 I hope you enjoyed learning a little about me.  Leave me a comment if you have anything you would like to ask.  but thats all for now, and I hope to one day see you at the movies