|Entry: Where Magic Comes From|
|= Official Comment|
| From Jessica Mae |
Oh and the booking had come in: I was going to LA to shoot with Jack Black. Jack Black later peeled out on the shoot. Only cancellation I ever had. I did eventually get to go to England and, while there, attend a premiere in London, but it was for a silly teen movie. In general that night was super fun and hilarious, but the premiere sucked. We skipped the movie and went for all of ten minutes of the after party. It was almost as lame as the premiere for The Hulk.
To tell the truth, I didn't have time to handle the Potter project and my grades suffered, but, between that and the show, I learned many quick and invaluable lessons. Those were (obviously) two of my bigger projects there. The latter was mostly production and writing, so not many people know I worked on Potter as opposed to all of the on-air video and live stuff I did.
I have not talked about AOL much (directly). The middle to end was frustrating, and there are entries on JSDC that reflect that struggle. However, let me be very clear about the beginning: When I first started at AOL as a teen consultant, before the show was “a franchise” before Dave moved over to the Sports Channel and the Teens Channel got a horrible business owner who was an evil witch of the worst sort and before I hit a creative ceiling, the people I worked with then, the adults, endowed me with a lot of responsibility and taught me everything they knew.
They relied on me.
The result is the girl you see today, (the writer, the performer, the producer,) and, more specifically, the website you are reading.
Our jobs as storytellers and entertainers are to make it look easy, to keep the secrets of our magic. In these days, you see behind the curtain too often. Maintaining the integrity of the show is a challenge.
You should know that it takes a lot of work to get here.
And that you have to seek out knowledge and craft in all forms in order to do so.
Needless to say, I moved to LA.
And the show ended shortly thereafter.
It was hard.
It was perfect.
|From Henry |
|All I have to say is, that was inspiring.|
|From EM |
|At my first job, they gave me a rope and I got to pull grocery carts in from the parking lot. And a mop to clean up creations left behind by the less graceful shoppers. And a plunger, well, you get the idea. The only swag I got was a five percent discount and a jacket with the store's logo on it. Okay, now I'm just bragging, but I agree... The future is all good.|
|From Q |
|Did I just witness a JSto prequel?|
|From AJ |
|From ron |
|You had the best looking office at AOL, thanks to all the awesome decorations provided by...ME!|
|From Steve |
|AOL is the devil.|
|From Not So Extreme Jon |
|And when you left we werea bit more quiet, that much more unenthused and well...just not as good.|