It’s no mystery that being an actress/comedian in Los Angeles is hard. Really hard. Sometimes it seems impossible for up and coming artists to find a way to have their voice heard or to even have a shot at showing people what they’re made of. Many go on auditions, search for material, try to make connections — but there are two problems with this:
- The field is so saturated with other artists also trying the same methods that it’s nearly impossible to make a mark.
- Even if one does find a job, it’s often not representing something that they truly believe in and feel speaks who they are as an artist.
But there are some people out there that aren’t willing to just wait around for someone to accept them. Enter Amy Schloerb, an actress/comedian who decided to take matters into her own hands and with the use of various technologies and social networking, was able to create her own series SchloerBITS. With the use of merely her computer and a few simple programs, she was able to create her own series that has allowed her to express her voice as a comedian/actress and help kick-start her career by getting her the attention from audiences and industry professionals.
Amy didn’t ask for favors or turn to others to make something happen, she merely used her resources, the skills she gathered from honing her craft and the technology around her to help her stand out and start her career in a new and innovative way — she found a way to do it on her own.
“I think the best part about SchloerBITS is that it can be a one-person operation and I don’t have to call in favors. Technology is now easy enough to use that I can be my own graphic artist, editor, sound op, distributor, and even assistant when I fetch my own coffee!”
We’re setting out to find people who are taking matters into their own hands and starting their careers online with the help of a few simple programs. We sat down with Ms. Schloerb to find out how one person went from an indie artist with no work, to having a voice and starting a career in entertainment with the help of technology.
- Cell Phone
- Final Cut
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