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About Kristina

Hello, my name is Kristina Smith. I have been hustling in this industry for 13 years from being crew and cast on no-pay and paid projects. My first movie was me being an extra on the movie Saidoweizu in 2008 and acting on short films, and being crew on short films, films, and Commercials. In 2009, I decided to go to Film school at Los Angeles City College. There I learned to work on a set as a crew in many crew postitions. It landed me in an art department gig at the American Film Institute, which was No pay, working with Director Casey Johnson's crew and cast. Then led to more industry networks and got more Art department gigs to eventually working with actor Victor William (King of Queens) and Wendall Willams (The Game) and crew that works on High Profile projects. In 2011, was my most successful year where I Produced and Shot my own feature film called, "The Crazy Pickup." That got me recognized by Hollywood Foreign Press Association that was helping my college and Amazon eventually picked it up on IMDB, I never got paid for it. Also with my Acting, I got a lead Principal Role on a TV show called, "We the People with Gloried Alfred, " where I played Sabrina Valentine. Worked on more no pay gigs as a Line Producer for a film called, "Womanizer, ". and acted an extra on a web series called Lovel-ly, and acted in several theaters plays in several Hollywood. Then back backed to non-pay crew gigs which I never got credit for or pay. 2015 I attended Film school at California State University Long Beach. Then worked at 2 of the Universities College TV stations as Camera Op, Assistant Camera, and Sound person. Worked as a multiple crew on class projects, it was no pay. 2016, Worked at the Local Padnet TV station in Long Beach, Ca as multiple crews positions from the camera to sound, host, and editor. Not paid. Produced a PSA for the Local Filmmakers Gallery with Steven Roche and Paul Belsito. 2017 got me paid gigs, it led me to work for Audiences Unlimited as a day for hire Page on these TV shows "Americas Got Talent with Alfonso Reberio, " who told me to slow down because I was walking too fast onset, to "Home for the Holidays with Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson." 2018 staying with the Page for a day gig I got to work the show, "Mom," and "Live with Kelly and Ryan after the Oscars. " Also, continuing to make my own projects as well. I highlighted some of my accomplishments, but not many people see this. After 13 years, people still see me as green in this industry because I jumped around to whatever gig I could get. I will say though, I love working with Cameras and being on set. My skills range a lot. Then I worked for a Camera Rental house called, The Camera Division, from 2018-2020, where I was just a regular worker. I thought I get gigs from all TV and Film people in the Camera department who came into prep cameras and gear for thier shows appearing on Netflix, NBC, Disney, etc., but I wasn't allowed to the network unless I was a Prep-tech. It was long hours days, but I did watch their camera tricks when I got to play with the cameras in the back of the warehouse and use the same setting as the Professionals as I observed them. I like Alexa Minis, with C5i and Red Dragon Monstros, and more. Got laid off due to covid 19. So in 2020, I started to Freelance,I filmed my sister's 2nd Lieutenant ceremony, and in 2021 made my own experiment with a Death Wish Coffee Commerical featuring a Stroom Trooper Helmet where I used my GoPro. As of now, I'm back in Washington state and feel like I'm back to the beginning of starting all over again. I started to write again since I'm not getting any Camera gigs and I've written a short feature and the first 2 episodes of a TVShow. Where do I go from here? I've been chasing the dream for 13 plus years and had little success that I'm proud to share with you. I'll chase this dream until the day I die. I'm a creative person and love being on set. It fuels my soul and makes me happy.

Unique traits: Creative Brain, Quirky humour, hard-working, ,team player

Credits

  • Long Beach Lense Ep. 53

    Long Beach Lense Ep. 53 (2016)
    Television by Padnet TV Camera Operator Worked as Camera Operator on a JVC 150, set up camera, tested critical phocus on camera with coe-worker as stand-in, took direction from Director, Shot on Cam 3 as Local Long Beach News Anchor Main Frame. Reset in Fast and Effiencet manner with the show being taped as Live to tape edit.

  • I'll Text You

    I'll Text You (2015)
    Film (short) by LA Film Collective Meetup Group Production Designer

  • Beach Access

    Beach Access (2015)
    Television by Padnet TV Set Photographer Beach Access is a CSULB show that has teamed up with the city of Long Beach charter cable and Padnet Tv.I got to be set photographer on one episode for the season.

  • CSULB Late Night Long Beach S3 Ep.01

    CSULB Late Night Long Beach S3 Ep.01 (2015)
    Television by CSULB College Beat TV(22 West) Camera Assistant Assisted on a 4 Camera set up, Slated each Camera, help set up cams, kept log of takes for each camera

  • Beach Week, Next Wave, S

    Beach Week, Next Wave, S (2015)
    Television by CSULB ASI productions Assitant Camera Assisted on CSULB segment, Next Wave and helped load camera package, slate, and set up camera, along with set up of mics

  • First Date

    First Date (2014)
    Film (short) by Gabriel Chacon/Mathew David Film Actress Lead

  • First Date

    First Date (2014)
    Film (short) by Gabriel Chacon/Mathew David Film Director

  • Mr. Denny

    Mr. Denny (2014)
    Film (short) by Kistina Smith Film Director

  • Promises Maid

    Promises Maid (2012)
    Film (short) by Justus Films Set Dresser

  • The Crazy Pickup

    The Crazy Pickup (2011)
    Film (short) by Silverwolf Films Anna

  • Seven Deadly Sins

    Seven Deadly Sins (2011)
    Theater by The Next Stage Theater-Chris Berube Actress Demon

  • Dark Side of the Moon

    Dark Side of the Moon (2011)
    Theater by The Next Stage Theater-Chris Berube Actress Angel Warrior

  • We the People with Gloria Alfred Ep.Hot mom or Hot mess

    We the People with Gloria Alfred Ep.Hot mom or Hot mess (2011)
    Television by NBC/MSNBC Actress Sabrina Valenti

  • Unmanned

    Unmanned (2011)
    Film (short) by American Film Institute Art Depatment PA

  • Antifaz

    Antifaz (2011)
    Film (short) by American Film Institute Set Dresser

  • Womanizer

    Womanizer (2011)
    Film (short) by Mark Sincori Productions Line Producer

  • The Crazy Pickup

    The Crazy Pickup (2011)
    Film (short) by Silverwolffilms Director

  • Coffee Shop

    Coffee Shop (2011)
    Film (short) by Los Angeles City College Assistant Director

  • Furry Friend

    Furry Friend (2010)
    Film (short) by Roger King Film Boom Operator

  • American Idiot

    American Idiot (2009)
    Film (short) by Green Eyed Media Alana Peterson

  • The Bicycle Cheif

    The Bicycle Cheif (2009)
    Film (short) by Kintago Films Camer Assistant

Awards

  • Hollywood Foreign Press Scholarship
    (2011)

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