Showing posts from March, 2010

HEIGHTSTONIAN Sees Stars and Survives WMC

Over the weekend, I managed to get my work into the hands of real industry entertainers during my inaugural excursion to the annual Winter Music Conference in Miami, Florida. The first music video I have altogether directed, shot and edited, is in the hands of Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas , DJ/vocalist Calvin Harris and BBC radio show host & DJ Annie Mac for initial review prior to release anywhere. This is a very humbling surprise overall, considering I never expected to get that close to any of these huge talents during my first trip to WMC. During my trip, I encounter Will.I.Am for the second time in one month. This time, it's at the One Night Only party in Miami, FL, Friday, March 26th. I reminded him of our initial introduction earlier this month outside Rich's , which he recalled. I then politely asked him if he take a look at my first music video and let me know what he thought. He nodded yes. I handed him my DVD and like clockwork, security came over to skeda


That's RIGHT! I met Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas, just outside of Rich's, as I was leaving at 3a.m. this morning. Earlier yesterday evening, the B.E.P. played the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He was just leaving after finishing an amazing super high energy set of his own music, some Calvin Harris, and other greats for 2.5 hours and had just jumped offstage to leave. A small crowd started forming there on San Jacinto as I too, exited the building. I was waiting for Anita to exit behind me as Will.I.Am turned in my direction just two feet away. Assuming eye-contact, though he was still wearing his sunglasses, I said "I'm Rachel," & extended my hand. Very politely composed, he didn't respond verbally, but extended his hand and shook mine with an almost shy look bearing a question he didn't ask. I think he thought I wanted an autograph. I would have taken one! Wil.I.Am was courteous, surprisingly approachable. I broke our silence as we looked at e