If you've spent any time with me in the past six months then you already know my opinion of Lesly Kahn & Co. This past week, I completed an On-Camera Workshop taught by Trischa LaFache. It's worth mentioning that Trischa gives direction as well as she acts as well as she photographs. #yearoftheredheads
Some people in Los Angeles are of the mindset that actors are not the brightest people in the world. I find this assumption to be somewhat factual and entirely insulting.
Try schlepping across town in rush hour traffic, day after day, attending class, coaching fellow actors, running, trying to eat right, avoiding happy hour under the bridge, maintaining a positive attitude despite your agent reminding you of how much she hates your head shots and THEN find the will to sit down and knock out a feature length screenplay.
I've been spending most of time trying to complete a feature length screenplay for submission to the Sundance/Sloan Commissioning Grant & Fellowship. The deadline is September 1st. My apartment looks like a scene from Homeland.
When I'm not doing that, I waste an hour or seven recording some new tracks.
To counterbalance these efforts, I make sure to get outside as often as possible.
Recent events have inspired me to step up my training game. There is a canyon nearby that I'm frequenting more than a few times per week. Instead of reading this post, perhaps you should go outside and burn a few calories of your own.
Last night, I proudly attended the West Coast Premiere of "You Or A Loved One" at the Newport Beach Film Festival. This Independent Feature was directed by Matt Mercer and written by Chris Bouffard.
While it's one thing to see a film you've worked on projected on the big screen, it's another to see it amongst a packed audience, enjoying it with Milk Duds in hand.
Certified Yoga Therapist, Reiki practitioner and counseling astrologer Chani Nicholas needed some artwork to celebrate this week's Cardinal Grand Cross. I wrote Chani that I usually joke that I'm dead inside and that astrology is literary snake oil but her writings are very much appreciated, enjoyed and dare I say insightful.
See more at chaninicholas.com
The first official trailer for You Or A Loved One.
I put on my sky gazer coat and photographed a moment of last night's "blood moon" as it crossed the Earth's shadow.
When it came time for me to take some new head shots, I decided to take a different route. I sought out and hired a photographer I respected, rented some equipment, moved some furniture around and hosted the session in my home office.
The results? Though they met my expectations and they might exceed your own. The untouched images will be posted next week. Right now, I have to choose a few out of the many, many selects.
Preparations are being made for the latest round of head shots. Marketing is just as important as rehearsal time so let's see how effective we can make this new set. The shoot is scheduled for April 11th.
Ever research how Facebook decides what information to share and what they $charge$ to ensure your posts reach all of your "friends?" I believe strongly in controlling the content I choose to share online. As of today, I have decided that Facebook will no longer be a portal I utilize. I still love you all and I intend to visit Facebook regularly to stay up to date on all of your special moments, albeit, from a far.