Thursday, March 28, 2013

Audition: “Offshore” @ Lindsay Chag Casting.  This film audition went pretty well.  I did it my way the first time and then ask a few questions, got a few answers and did it a completely different way for the second take.  I feel that I accomplished showing them two completely ways of approaching the character.  Victory.

My Life on the Sunset Strip…

So this party of 5 comes in and...let's just say that they were "testing me", not a lot, but enough. They thought it was hilarious that I exited their conversation about penises with "...I'm going to get you all some water for the table".

Fortunately, "we" got through their meal without further hijinks.

I dropped the check, ran the credit card and as they were leaving I picked up the signed credit card voucher. Hmm...I thought. I better go clear this up with the gentleman now rather than possibly having an issue down the road. I didn't want to be "too" presumptuous because, after all, what he wrote was very clear. I very gently asked him if the figures on the voucher were what he meant to write. He replied with "Oh, I'll fix it" and he wrote his initials twice, said thank you and left. I just stared at the back of his blue plaid shirt as he walked out the door.

One never knows what will happen on the graveyard shift.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Audition: “Time-Warner Cable” @ RMB Casting.

Audition: “Samsung Fridge” @ Ross Lacy Casting.  I was slightly confused in both of these auditions and both of them went rather well.  Maybe that’ll be my new approach; complete and utter confusion.  Nah, I’m too much of a control freak.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Today was the day to get my taxes completed.  I have a slightly larger return than I expected that I’ll…save for a rainy day.  Yup, gotta be responsible.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Audition: “Farmer’s Insurance” @ [skirts].  Auditions don’t get much simpler than this one…and I was good!  Great, in fact!

This afternoon I was checking my email on my phone and a call came in from my commercial agency.  I don’t usually pick up; I let them go to voicemail so that I have any pertinent information they may have for me.  I had a feeling this particular call was about the SCHLAGE commercial that I was on avail for.  I knew I would be able to tell whether I was booked/had another callback or released by how quickly the voicemail notification came through on my phone.  Unfortunately the message came through almost immediately.  I checked the message and it was confirmed that I had, in fact, been released from the spot.  Ouch!

There is no way to give me dates, compensation, shoot dates, director, production company, wardrobe info, etc. in 12 seconds.  But one can easily say “Sorry Stephon, but you’ve been released from the SCHLAGE spot”, in 12 seconds.

That’s okay, I’ll book another one soon.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I went skiing yesterday with this kid from work that I’m sorta mentoring.  The snow was that great, but we had fun nonetheless.  I’m loving my car too.

Callback: “Schlage” @ Cathi Carlton Casting.  Yes!  This callback went great and within an hour I got the call from my agency that I had been placed on avail for it.  One more step in the right direction.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Audition: “Pearl Vision” @ Craig Colvin Casting.  This went well for myself and most of the group of gals I went in with.  However, one of them had a very interesting take on her read. Didn’t feel at all friendly, but maybe she’ll be the one to “stand out”.  Who knows how they choose who they cast.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Audition: “Schlage” @ Cathi Carlton Casting.  After all the effort it took to travel to and from Santa Monica from West Hollywood in Friday afternoon traffic I’m really glad this one went well.  I had fun.

Today was a really good day.  First, the kid I’m mentoring at work called raving about a book I turned him onto.  I was SO excited that he was moved to pick up the phone to express his thoughts.  Then, at my audition, I ran into Craig Welzbacher.  Craig was instrumental in me booking a commercial for HONDA about a decade ago in which we filmed here in LA and later traveled to Tokyo, Japan to shoot additional spots.  Good, good times!

Lastly, the mail was very kind to me through the FedEx commercial I shot this past December.  A very welcome surprise.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Audition/Tape: “Melissa & Joey” @ Rick Millikan Casting.  Eh, I was okay.  I kinda jumbled the dialogue and got off course and didn’t straighten myself back out.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Audition: “Nationwide Insurance” @ [skirts casting].  This was quick-fast, I think I was good, but not sure how right for it.