I just came home from posing for portrait photo shoots at the International Center of Photography, then I'm going to work on editing some video footage I have from shoots I've been in over the past few weeks. Also need to show that I can do CPR on adults and infants to management personnel of the CPR training company I work for by end of day tomorrow. Yes, it's a lot, but it's a lot of good, so I'll take it.
"Desperation will allow you to do incredible things in the name of survival."
- Colin Farrell
I did an audition about two hours ago today. It made for a great way to spend an afternoon! There is always something so rewarding in sitting down with a new (or new-to-you) script, going over the plot, or the story, the characters involved, then creating this brand new character through how you connect to the words on the page. It's wildly satisfying, but then you have to let it go immediately after. When you audition, it's a short performance for a limited audience, then you release it so you can move on to whatever comes next. It's so much fun, because this gives you an unlimited number of these performances you can perform in!
"People say, "You've got everything going for you! You can do anything you want!" But I get nervous. I'm confident that I'll work, but I hope it's something that will mean something to me. Sometimes I feel like I'm behind and running out of time as it is. There's still a lot more for me to do." - Joaquin Phoenix
No exciting updates for this week, but that's alright. That's something I need to keep telling myself. Do any of you freak out a little if you're not working on something fabulous at all points in time? It's an unhealthy fixation I have. Don't follow my lead on that. It's not helpful at all.
"My advice for achieving success is to make a career choice that reflects your passion. Then work on your craft a little bit each day, even if someone's not paying you to do it. " - Giancarlo Esposito
I had an audition yesterday! I'd say it was a fun audition, but they're all fun. Really. Even the ones involving really dark material. I always enjoy getting to find and create new characters or reinterpretation of characters that have been played before, even many times.
Now I'm getting ready to shoot two more scenes this week and can't wait for it! It's easy to stay optimistic when you have something to look forward to!
"I just make it my business to get along with people so I can have fun. It's that simple. " - Betty White
Happy New Year, everyone!