Monday, January 27, 2014

Audition: “10.0: The Big One” @ Arlie Day Casting.  I felt good about this one; I fumbled a line I think, but I stayed in character and focused on what the character wanted in the scene.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Audition: “Toyota” @ Francene Selkirk Casting.  Wow, I was beginning to think that my commercial career was over!


Because this was my first audition since December 5th…an eternity.  Especially since I’m not working another job for income.

This one was wall-to-wall copy and I was very happy with my performance in the room.  Hopefully, I will get a callback, but if I don’t I’ll get one soon for something else.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

This past Halloween my 9 year-old Goddaughter, Hazel, requested that I attend Career Day at her school to share the ins and outs of my career as a photographer. Evidently she thinks I'm a photographer because I'm usually shooting photos when she sees me.

I called a meeting with her and "discussed" the possibility of my attendance as, I don't actor? She gave the "go ahead", fortunately. I didn't have the guts to ask her if she thinks I'm a better photographer than actor.

I tossed a few ideas out there like bringing a few old/new headshots, a demo reel of past work and maybe writing a scene so that they could perform in the class. The performance part really got her excited!

So I wrote a 4-page, 6 person scene for them. I included some unisex character names so it would be easier to assign roles to the students.

I spoke to 4 classes total; 3 were 4th/5th graders and 1 was 2nd/3rd graders. It was a complete blast! We all had a great time and I heard a few days later that the students really enjoyed it.

What I didn't know until just before I went home for the holidays was that the students wrote letters of appreciation to me. When Hazel's father dropped me off at LAX for my flight he gave me the letters.

I'm admittedly a quite emotional person and the letters really touched me.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Audition/Producers: “I Feel Like Going On” @ Biblical Films.  This was the first time I’ve done a monologue since who knows when and I’m happy to say that I feel that it went pretty well.  I didn’t get all of the dialogue correct, but the essence of the piece was in tact to the very end.  I left with a feeling that I might have half a chance in this “acting thing”.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Audition: “Atlas Shrugged 3: Who is John Galt?” @ Beach/Katzman Casting.  One-liners get more and more difficult it seems.  Geez.