@TheReelSweetT’s Five Years

Having a plan is good.

Knowing and sticking with it and seeing it unfold everyday is bliss.

I had the very thing happen to me.

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Tanner Mitchell Keeping It Reel | In The Film World w/ Sweet T

Introverts are taking over the film world, and in the world in general.  That’s not to say that Extroverts can’t or don’t rule filmmaking, but a lot of scenarios are in favor of the introvert.  Tanner Mitchell of The Introverts Voice helps in this episode to differentiate between the shy and quiet people and who is considered Introverts.

We also discuss why might Introverts be more equipped to rule in the film world and in general.

1:45 – Just launched his podcast The Introvert’s Voice.

2:26 – What Tanner is most excited about.

5:20 – Where inspiration comes from.

“You can be the biggest help for yourself, or you can be your worst enemy.”

7:45 – Discuss the difference between being shy and an introvert.

9:42 – from INC.com – the 7 Reasons why Introverts now rule the world

https://www.inc.com/larry-kim/why-introverts-now-rule-the-world.html

1. Introverts are superior storytellers.

“Story telling requires attention to details.”

“When you’re not trying to get attention, you give your attention to other things.”

2. Introverts are better listeners.

“When you want to be understood, go to your introvert friend.”

3. Introverts feel at home online.

4. They aren’t ball hogs.

“Doesn’t want to be the center of attention.”

5. Introverts make better bosses.

6. They’re more social than you think.

“Introverts crave 1-on-1 personal relationships.”

“Recharging the introvert’s batter (energy).”

7. A lonely heart makes for more creativity.

  • No distractions
  • Meditation
  • Alone time in your head
    • “More creativity blossoms.”

25:00 – Ideas, creativity; a numbers game

“Setting your true north for the day.”

28:00 – His achievements over his life and career.

30:36 – Harder to get started or going?

“Being consistent, showing up everyday, that’s what really,really matters.”

33:00 – Challenges – Resolutions and habits

35:30 – “Introverts are in their minds a lot.” 

“They have a lot of Ideas. They’re Idea Machines.”

37:50 – Actor’s Actresses and Being Shy

44:00 – Introverts and Extroverts

46:17 Bonus Round

“If I have a good idea, I’m going to put on my marathon shoes and I’m going to make It happen and you’ll see me in 15-20 years doing the same thing and making it work.”

 

www.theintrovertsvoice.com – The Introverts Voice website

https://www.facebook.com/The-Introverts-Voice-2059216301024307/ Facebook Fan Page

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Brooke Lewis Keeping It Reel | In The Film World w/ Sweet T

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Brooke Lewis is an actress that has been going strong for 20 years with many great roles that she has had to rememeber.   I talk about her best memories as well as her main motivation for pursuing an acting career.
2:55 – We get right into what Brooke is most excited about!
4:20 – Brooke is Keeping It Reel.
5:10 – Brooke has done some networking and knows a few people in the state of Texas. Parrish Randall is one of the people she mentions.
5:50 – What Brooke is most grateful for.
“We just need to be grateful for the little things.”
8:15 – How did Brooke know she wanted to be an actress?
“I knew very early on that I was not normal.”
10:07 – My Brooke has done so much.  She has become known as the Scream Queen as well as Ms. Vampy.
Some pieces she has produced and acted in can be viewed and watched on 13horror.com.
14:55 – What is a memorable moment that you have to look back on?
“When you create incredible projects from a high up, it trickles down.”
17:00 – Brooke had the opportunity to be apart of a FOX sitcom.  She explains the incredible story of her being casted all in the same day of her arrival on the lot.
“It was like done in a day.”
Who has influenced Brooked the most?
“Me.”
17:35 – “We as individual people want to be the greatest influence on our lives.”
because…
“We want to be the ones in control of our lives.”
19:15 – We go into talking about visionaries who are women in the industry.
“It’s really about what inspires me.”
“Because if I’m inspired as an actress and a filmmaker, I can then inspire others, and that’s the true bold.”
21:00 – Talk about getting over rejection.  About gaining / losing confidence.
“I’m the least confident person I know.”
22:15 – Lesson from Brooke: All about staying positive, even if there are limited roles during a given time. She can just produce her own content.
Producing to create a role to star in herself
“I get to call the shots.”
24:00 – Advice from Brooke: 
“You have to put in the work.”
“I would watch and learn from experience.” When it comes to being on sets.
“Be a sponge.”
“Learn on sets.”
Volunteer on sets early on, but not always. You gotta get paid too.
27:15 – Brooke’s dream role:
She talks about roles of her character having the power and being in control of the scene.
Bonus – 
32:00 – 
1 – What 3 movies or shows you think most describe your life?
2 – Who does Brooke want to learn from?
“People look more normal.” Referring to OTT’s like Netflix and HULU.
– Talks about the ROCK YOUR HOT MESS Clothing line brand —
Brooke Gives Sweet T Props for the due diligence on coming up with great questions.
3 – Why is film important?
She says that filmmakers should sustain.  Commit to their work.  The True artists need to make quality content.
“Keep it quality.”
You can find Brooke on Social Media on:
Twitter – @BrookeLewisLA
Facebook – Brooke Lewis
Instagram – Brooke Lewis
Her Personal Website:
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Work she is known for:
Other work:
Pictures:
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@TheReelSweetT’s Two Cents

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Here is my thoughts for the day after writing them down.
:35 – What does the world need?
1:10 – “Someone has that solution.”
2:15 – The Internet is a (physical) place.”
3:00 – “People get into safe mode.”
3:20 – “No one is really protected against (all) harm.”
3:45 – How to live a good live is….

 

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Diego Bieberach Keeping It Reel | In The Film World w/ Sweet T

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In the second episode here, I talk with a friend and collegue who I have collaborated with in Houston as a member of the CINE Film Group. We have worked on the short film project Mundane Mysteries together.

2:15 – What is happening in Atlanta?

Opportunities?

 

6:40 – What attracted Diego To Acting?

How do you get into Acting?

What are Castings (Casting Calls)?

 

8:00 – The Amazing Spiderman

“What does that man have that I don’t.”

“What do I need to do to get there?”

 

9:00 – ” I got into my first commercial.”

 

9:30 – Why is this the right career for Diego? 

“There was something missing.”

 

12:00 – We talk about Diego’s first memory of being on a shoot.

 

14:15 – Connections. “Networking’s always hugs.”

 

17:15 – Rituals – Habits – Routines

Diego has a written statement: “Visualizing where I want to be.”

“It brings you joy and .. ”

“If you really want something, it will come to you.”

“The universe will open those doors for you.”

 

WRAP UP

21:20 – Where will you recognize Diego from?

23:37 – Why film is important?

25:00 – We get into Diego’s Business he has got up off the ground. Rolling Tapes, LLC.

“A studio on wheels.”

  • Not just a studio in a box.

30:22 – Three truths.

“Sometimes the journey is better.”

“Always be grateful for what you have.”

“Take risks.” … “You’ll get out there.”

 

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Short films – Spin the bottle,
Collaborated on Mundane Mysteries with me, Turning Tables
Murder made me famous
Cast – Murder calls

Rolling Tapes FB page / Business
www.facebook.com/RollingTapesLLC/

 

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Jordan Brady Keeping It Reel | In The Film World w/ Sweet T

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In this first one, I talk with Jordan Brady who is a director.

:55 – We get right into it!

1:50 – We talked briefly about having some short film experience.

2:20 – We go into detail about what it means to be involved with 48-Hr Film Festivals.
“It’s an exercise in Collaboration an Problem solving” that shows you “That there are only solutions.”

7:00 – Talk about Jordan’s time spent on projects working in Texas.
“Texas is like its own world.”

9:40 – We go into his work with Toro the Mascot of the Houston Texans.

11:40 – We talk about his feature project, I AM Comic Series and I AM Battle Comic. (August 2017)

12:20 – Jordan discusses his most memorable project to date (Recorded in November 2017).

17:00 – We converse on how to break into the Screen writing industry using the bare minimum.

18:15 – “The most important thing is the Story”

19:57 – Jordan explains how the process is like getting started for most people, whether it is hard or easy.

24:00 – If you are interested about learning Commercial Filmmaking, this segment is for you! Email him! jordan@commercialdirectingbootcamp.com

WRAP UP!

26:00 – What it means to be successful in film.

31:45 – Why the film industry is important today?

37:15  – Jordan Brady gives his three truths (or lessons) of Film, the way he see it.

 

To see what he has been up to you can visit his site at www.jordanbrady.com as well as www.iambattlecomic.com. He has worked with comedians such as Maria Bamford, and W. Kamau Bell.

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I Saw Myself Here 5 Years Ago

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There are success stories everywhere you look. Whether the story is downloaded on the web and social media or heard by interacting with people. Everyone is different and people tend to have a different approach when living their life. My story is kind of cool…. Five years ago, I myself had made the first step towards what I want in a career.

A couple months after I started working for FOX Sports one night, one of the bosses took the lead in the nightly meeting. We touched on the news of the day, and what the night crew should be looking out for as far as content for the websites.

As we were getting ready to break loose to get started on our tasks, we were introduced to an eye-opener. She asked us, rhetorically, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” I knew the answer to that right away. My answer to myself was, “I saw myself working with a production crew.” That was roughly October of 2010.

“Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”

That talk happened at the beginning of my 5 years with FOX. Today, 2015, I remain working for FOX Sports. During this stretch of time I recognized a progression from the first to the current year.

THE FIRST YEAR – AWARE OF WHAT YOU WANT

You have to start somewhere right?   After the question was posed to us, from there on the whole year for me was about being aware of what I wanted. One of the things also mentioned, to not just see yourself where you want to be, but act as if you are there already. Treat your current role as if you were in your dream career.

Keep in mind that the first year in a new career everything is new. You’re learning a new way to be. It’s all about being aware of what you want, because without that awareness of your goals, you have no clear path.

“…without that awareness of your goals, you have no clear path.”

THE SECOND YEAR – LEARN SOMETHING NEW

I have the awareness; I know what I want to do, where I want to be. But there is a bit of an obstacle that I run into. Obstacles are all over the place, that’s a guarantee. It is time to start thinking about change so I can clear obstacles. It just so happens the crew was starting to learn a new task that was quite huge.

“…change so I can clear obstacles.”

We not only had our initial task of publishing clips, now the department started to live stream events over the web. There was a learning curve that came with this task because live streaming hasn’t been done on a large scale like we did it before then.

THE THIRD YEAR – THE CHANGE IN ME

You know how in the military one of the first things a new recruit goes through is boot camp or basic training? The purpose of that training is rebooting your mind leading to a change of how it controls your body’s reactions. There is a change that takes place. The same thing happened to me in this third year. This was the year of rejection for me. I needed to change. It wasn’t enough that I knew what I wanted to do and that I had began to embrace change.

I needed to change.”

The department was being disintegrated and transferred while the staff was looking for their next role. I did so too. I reached out to a couple of postings and job roles that were made available. I ended up going for three different interviews, and getting rejected every step of the way. The third rejection really sunk in. For about a day it was the lowest point emotionally of this five-year progression. The good news, the progression started rising back up ever since that day, and I still had a job to keep me going.

The important thing to take from this was that this was the moment I needed to realize that where I was in my career didn’t jive right. And to this day I am thankful that I didn’t land any of those positions I interviewed for. At the time of the interviews, if offered any of the positions, I would have accepted one I really wasn’t looking for.

“…this was the moment I needed…”

THE FOURTH YEAR – EFFECTS OF CHANGE CREATE MORE CHANGE

That third interview and rejection came in July 2013. A year or so back I had actually been introduced to a non-profit organization, you may have heard about Toastmasters International. Right after my third interview and rejection, the following month I started to look at Toastmasters clubs in the area. I found one and joined up after visiting as a guest.

Most people who look to join a Toastmasters club usually have the fear. The fear of public speaking, the fear of locking up while giving a public presentation, the fear of what people think of you. And there are other (hidden) benefits of joining Toastmasters too.

Let’s just say, I took advantage of all of the above benefits. The one thing that I lacked was the confidence to be myself. I reached out for help, and here came Toastmasters to the rescue. Today, I am overflowing with confidence.

“Today, I am overflowing with confidence.”

THE FIFTH YEAR – A BETTER VERSION OF ME

Just over two years with Toastmasters and five years working for FOX, the last four years up to this point (in the 5th year) have been a hell of a journey. I started right out of college on an emotional high. I had been broken down and had my heart pretty much ripped from my body for a little while. But as I complete the fifth year, remembering everything I have gone through in the last four, I notice a better version of myself that even I didn’t think possible.

I am getting ready to start the next phase of my journey. By the way, in this next role I just accepted, I will be working with a studio production team at a regional sports network.   Is that where I saw myself back in 2010? It’s pretty damn close!

“I will be working with a studio production team”

I have gained an incredible amount of knowledge of myself as well as the process of development. Things don’t usually develop overnight; just like in my case, it takes several years. The key is not to rush it but to enjoy it as it’s happening, learn from it.

In today’s world, people are in a hurry so much to get where they’re going they forget to stop and enjoy the journey. You have no control over the timing, so don’t try and adjust it. Let progress take its natural course.

“Things don’t usually develop overnight…”