Interviews and auditions are different versions of the same animal.
Way back when, I nailed a couple of auditions when I got myself into the mindset they were the same as interviews.
Seems like it's time to come full circle, and go after interviews with the same "make something happen" attitude I have for auditions.
I'm a firm believer in auditioning and interviewing constantly, even if I'm on the greener grass. It keeps me sharp, keeps me hungry, gives me perspective, and when I'm ready for a new challenge and want to make things happen somwhere else, I'm that much more ready to make the change.
I realize even though I made a decision to keep auditioning and acting up at the same pace, I haven't been really diligent, and sometime back fell into an "either-or" habit -- either auditioning, or interviewing.
I haven't auditioned for a student film for a while -- so what changed my mind? I'd get to play Batman.
I'm a borderline comic book fanboy (and I've already auditioned to be the voice of Captain America), so this is a good opportunity to flex my comic book chops in an on-screen short. An action short. Hope the choreography doesn't suck.
The downside? The script's not really canon -- kind of an "Elseworlds" UltraLite -- but still fun.
The other downside is I dunno if the guys love the material. They happen to have a nice Batsuit, and they built the project around that.
I love the material, though. So maybe it evens out.
The Mix is generally a good chance for me to meet new folks, catch up with friends, and enjoy Opal Divine's massive draft selection (Smithwicks for me tonight, which is a good Irish red).
I felt both kind of rushed and low-key tonight, so I kept my networking effort somewhat small tonight.
I caught up with acting buddy and former classmate Richard Ricks (we've been sort of chasing each other for a couple of years), touched base with just getting into the game Deana Ricks, and met recent transplant (and Production hopeful) Marianne, 6-month set dresser Jennifer, Production Assistant and 2nd cam operator Cari, and finally got a chance to say hi to Gary Chason.
Unfortunately, the Mix is usually at the 6th street Opal Divine's, but tonight it was at the Penn Field location. Trying to get their for a 6 p.m. start in Austin rush hour traffic isn't something of which I'm in a hurry to make a habit, so we'll see how often I attend these things if the venue change holds.
I then headed north and hung out with rennaisance man Adam Langley. Dude's a prince of a guy.
I've added a new set of pages to my website -- calendars!
I couldn't find a decent calendar for acting events, video game releases, film & DVD releases, and the like. I was looking for something to which I could subscribe (I'm an active consumer of content, but a often a passive consumer of getting it).
Since I couldn't find anything like this, I cobbled something together (with the help of free service RSSCalendar).
So check it out -- you can look at "All Events"; just "Acting"; just "Film/DVD"; or just "Video Games".
I went by a Circuit City, an EB Games, and even made myself go by a Wal-Mart, before finding a party at a local Hastings. And by "party" I mean like 5 people, and only one in Star Wars-themed get up (the kid in the pict above).
he was dressed as "Anakin Skywalker" (Hayden Christensen) -- scar and all -- and probably would have had the best Star Wars costume. Even if there had actually been some competition.
I'm guessing the Force wasn't strong with this young one, since he was oblivious to my following him around to snap this picture.
I wanted to adopt the kid so he could make it through high school. He was making conversation with 3 of the other costumed attendees, and was asking things like, "So, are you a Dark Knight Returns concept Robin?"