(NOTE: Check out some of my photographs on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jackhornbeck/
I am nobody special, just a 64 year-old unemployed man living on disability in downtown Los Angeles, with very little experience in film or television, so I am at a loss as to why a member of Stage 32 would send me an invitation to join this prestigious social network. My primary avenue for creativity is in photography, even then, I just have a entry level Nikon DSLR (D3100) camera, but I read many books on the subject.
I worked two days as an extra for the movie “The Soloist” and taken a crash course in TV production, compliments of Comcast Cable. I worked as a TD in one episode of a home-brew talk show that only had three cameras. Comcast issued me a certificate of completion but I lost it years-ago. But while they stuck me with the TD position, I still did not get any video camera experience. I would volunteer (I would need food), if I have too, as a camera man, but I need to be shown what to do. I do know about framing the shot and nose room etc. I just need time behind the camera to get some much needed experience. I will welcome opportunities to expand my horizon.
Until November of 2013, I was homeless here in Los Angeles California. I now live in a small Skid Row apartment. I have a Nikon DSLR camera. I am not a pro, but I do sincerely want to get some much needed experience behind a real video camera, and I would do it for free, if I must. I do not have a resume because I do not have anything to put on it. Please see the short video that I posted on my wall. I shot it myself.
(UPDATE: I now own my own desk-top computer and I now have my own Internet access, so I can now log-in to Stage 32 anytime that I am home. I am happy about that!)
PS: I have to take buses to get to a filming location but I do have a bus pass.
ABP - Always Be Pimpin
Film (short) by Happy Face Photographer
Film by Joe Wright Extra