Saturday, June 30, 2007

Friday, June 29, 2007

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Film contest ...

If you're video game minded and / or have contributed to all of the other film contest opportunities out there, don't miss this Assassin's Creed competition that can net you 10-large, get your film included in the special edition of the game, and aired on the Independent Film Channel.

Will I be competing?

Maybe ...

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Fantastic Industrial gig ...

I just finished two days of shooting for an industrial gig, and it was a fantastic experience.

Stereotypically, industrials can be dry affairs, sacrificing entertainment for information.

Not this one.

This thing was the unholy child of an "Friends" episode(ish) indie short and useful marketing collateral. In a good way.

Best part? Top to bottom, folks were phenomenal -- skill-wise and chemistry-wise. I'm talking Advertising agency, writer / director, DP, sound guy, clients, and content providers. Top-notch, good folks good at their craft.

And my fellow star Mikel McCurdy, totally steals it. Mikel and I have known each other for a while and done class, Samurai, and workshop intensives like Leadership & Creativity together. But this was the first time we were able to do a creative project together -- and we had a blast.

Great, witty banter, physical comedy, great crew, and a great scene partner makes for a great couple of days.

The finished product will be done this week, and show to a large trade-show crowd this year, so I'm pretty stoked to see how it all turns out.

This is one of those great-to-be-an-actor kind of weeks.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Industrial audition today ... (Updated)

I had a brief audition for an industrial gig today.

I got to meet new people (actress and advertising agency), it was a fun audition, and I felt good about it.

I also got to thinking that I like doing gigs for local advertising agencies for local clients. They're not the big opportunities like national ads, but I like plying my trade for homegrown efforts and consumption.

And I'll know shortly if I scored the gig.

UPDATED: I booked the gig, and will be shooting Monday!

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Good audition workshop today ...

I had a good audition workshop today with a seasoned casting director who's a recent LA-to-Austin transplant.

The workshop was limited just to my agency (and room capacity only allowed a subset of that), so it was nice to spend a day working with my agent and agency folks. The session itself was at Studio E, which I'd been meaning to check out for some time (Elizabeth Reeder was great).

The workshop was mostly open dialogue about what actors should and shouldn't do in auditions (mostly for episodic television, a smidge for film, and nary a peep for commercial), with a bit of cold reading auditioning and feedback at the very end.

All in all, a productive day with talented folks, I felt good about my cold read, and I left hungry for more.