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May 3, 2011 more thoughts, accept being here

Posted on May 3, 2011 at 10:37 PM Comments comments (1)
Someone told me that I really need to accept that I am liviing here.
I hae been referring to Boston as "Home".
and do so just slipped into conversation.
It is a win-win situation to really think of LA as my home.
1) I can focus on the place and peole at hand,
rather than pining for Boston.
2) This frees me up, and I can let LA sink into my being a little bit.
3) Pining for Boston does no good, it is just leaked energy.
4) Being in LA and focusing on it, brings me more in the present.
5) When I do visit boston, i can bring all the more of california with me
6) It is a more realistic and positive way to exist.
7) It is in line with being an actor, take in all that is around you, and connect to it.

May 3, 2011, auditions and video submissions

Posted on May 3, 2011 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (1)
Today was very interesting.
1) My new agent, it seems has gotten a great record of getting me auditions.
he has got me out once per week, for National spots.
Now, yes, some folks get our 5 times per day.
but compared to the rep I had before this is huge progress.
2) At today's auditions, like so many before, there is at least one moment for the "reaction shot". This is SO huge. Today, I did a great job at rolling my eyes amd making a face when the mother in law in the spot was telling me some advice that I had just been giving her and she ignored.
I practiced that look in the mirror minutes before in the green room.
It really helped. I am getting better at making READABLE, REPEATABLE, ACCURATE  emotional reactions.
3) Johnny and Carl and I are shooiting submissions on tape for national auditions. The worst case, we get on camera practice. and have a good time learning, answering to eachother to get these clips done on time.
The best case we get an audition!