- Tom Hiddleston For Donmar, Channeling Coriolanus
“Last week I had the great pleasure of working with actor, Tom Hiddleston, on portraits for the Donmar’s upcoming production of Coriolanus. Tom goes down as one of the nicest people I’ve had the chance to photograph and his performance in front of my camera was the best I have ever witnessed at such close quarters. Thanks to everyone involved in the shoot and to Tom for being such a nice guy and so trusting.”
The Doctor saying his final goodbyes in The End of Time Part Two
BACK TO GREECE <3
my favorite place in the world
Definitely on the top of my travel list.
because this is starting to get annoying. I don’t really understand where to check online either? I have my admission portal I check but also the website says to check the ecommon site but I dont have a log in for that yet?
I can’t accept until I know my financial aid stuff! im so sick of college stress!
No sign of a financial aid package yet for me either. However, I did email the financial aid department to inquire about my package. I also had to inform them I would be leaving the country tomorrow and won’t be returning until the 30th—making it important for me to take care of my business asap. They quickly replied and I submitted all extra forms they requested. I was able to find out about a scholarship but no word of financial aid.
When it comes to the portal and ecommon you cannot create an ecommon account until you pay the $500 enrollment fee.
I would suggest writing them an email or giving them a call and asking about the status of your package. I noticed a reblog of this earlier where the person mentioned a deadline to apply for private loans. If that person is reading please email or call financial aid and inform them of that deadline so that you may receive your package in a timely manner.
It has taken me quite some time to figure out my focus. When I was a little girl I lived both in front and behind the camera. For the longest time I was ignorant to the world that exists behind the movies or programs I would watch. I thought the only way to “make it” was to be an actress. I never even thought about what else went into making movies and shows.
For years to come I was in love with storytelling, performance, and visual arts. My love for the arts would also cause frustration because I hadn’t the first clue on how I could be a part of them. Regardless, I have always had this gut feeling that film or TV is what I am meant to be doing. I spent several years taking all the wrong paths to get to where it is I know I am meant to be. It was those wrongs paths, however, that gave me the experience needed to eliminate options and finally zone in on what drives me and what I can see myself doing for years to come.
In the 8th grade (circa 2004) I had to write a script for a 30 min TV show, write the commercials, cast it, film it, edit it, and premiere it to the class. I wasn’t exactly miss popular during my school days but I will never forget what everyone told me, including a few popular girls. When I premiered my show to the class I also had a few roles in it. Everyone was really impressed and I was told how I did a really good job acting. They continued to tell me how they couldn’t even tell I was acting and that I should do more of it. Not knowing of any other avenue to pursue I joined a modeling and acting agency in 2006. Through this agency I took several courses on Breaking Into The Business, Auditioning for Commercials, and Advanced Scene Study. I worked with Tom Logan an LA film director and had my first real acting experience. The more I learned about what went into a production from a behind the scenes stand point the more I fell in love.
I worked as an extra a few times before making the decision to stop acting. The whole starving artist lifestyle isn’t for me. I also didn’t have the best supporters in my life at that time and I was discouraged from pursuing acting. I spent the next few years as a Stage Hand for large concerts. I met a lot of great people and started to network. The roadies I met shared great stories and were all pretty successful. Not to mention they were getting paid to travel…something I have always wanted. After staying in touch with several people I met from the road I was able to tour the west coast as a vendor for a Disney show, spend several nights on tour with Rush learning a bit about lighting, and meet up with a buddy in London to learn about live sound while he worked front of house at the Astoria (RIP London Astoria). It was during that visit where I had an epiphany. For the past year or so I had been living a life I never imagined. I wanted to continue to live hat life and build upon it. I was ready to finally leave New Hampshire and take a leap into the unknown that was my future.
When I got home from London I wrote another buddy of mine from the road who lived in LA. I told him I was looking to move out that way. He helped set a few things up for me and before you know it I sold most of my belongings, packed my car with my most prized (remaining) possessions, and with only $700 in the bank I drove cross country to start a new life.
While living in LA I did more extra work, some modeling, and landed a job as the production assistant at the Hollywood Bowl. I was also offered a job at Picture Head Productions with the intention of growth within the company. My first roommate is known for his post production work on The Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers, American Hoggers, and more. Through him I was introduced to other aspects of the industry I could potentially get involved in. He also introduced me to his friends and colleagues who are also working in “the biz.” I learned how all of them have formal training and degrees from well known universities. This is when I first began researching college.
During a trip back home things took a turn for the worst and to make a long story short, I ended up living back east. I became homeless, jobless, and had only my one suitcase with maybe 5 pairs of clothes. The next several months were some of my hardest. I can’t remember a time I have ever felt so depressed, defeated, and actually thought about how easy it would be to just end it all. I stayed strong and marched on. During this time (and after securing a roof over my head) I would watch a lot of documentaries and TV shows to help me escape from the mental and emotional anguish. These shows also provided me with information, education, and motivation.
I started to toy with the idea of studying television production (or post production. Thankfully, after spending many volunteer hours in the VMA department at my school doing post work I realized real quick that I do NOT want to do that for the rest of my life). I wasn’t sure what avenue of TV I wanted to venture into… but I knew I wanted to work in TV. With quality television (not Jersey Shore), the viewer gets to unwind from a long day and disappear into the show they are watching. Every week they have another adventure to look forward to. Also, TV shows take a viewer on a journey over a long period of time (1 season can span over several months. Now add up to 5 seasons or more). Unlike in movies where a viewer goes through the motions all within a cramped 60 minutes. The slower paced shows allow the viewer to get to know characters as if they were meeting and making new friends in real life. They get to be a part of the life or lives of the characters and be a part of their story. Or, if watching a show like River Monsters or Digging for the Truth, the viewer gets to travel the world and learn about history, biology, and experience the detective hunt for the truth. Those same shows can also inspire people to think differently, or perhaps pursue that career or hobby they always wanted.
After 2.5 years of studying at BHCC I was able to narrow down my focus to documentary style TV. I want to direct or perhaps be the camera operator (still need to learn more about such opportunities) for shows such as River Monsters. I want to travel the world and create powerful messages that help inform and educate the public. I want those same messages to also awaken something within the viewer; discover the world. Discover yourself.