I literally never cared about unions until I started acting. The way that I saw it, if you were good at your job, your boss would keep you around. Meritocracy makes sense to me. After working a week as a non-union extra, I vowed to never cross a picket line. Being an extra is the … Continue reading The Eerie Similarities of Pre-Med and Extra Work.
So, I started off as an extra, as I previously detailed, the shittiest job on the shittiest tier of any production. Personally, I don’t mind being the biggest dumbass when I walk into a room, it only means I have the most to learn. If I remain the biggest dumbass in the room, then that’s … Continue reading Props That Eat.
“I’m shit.” “I’m the shit.” It’s ridiculous how one word can make such a difference in a phrase. For the past year, my existence has pretty much been encapsulated by the first one. The one thing that I’m oddly thankful for is that my parents were never really the effusive type. I think the only … Continue reading Shit. (And Reflections on Other Motivating Words)
The thing that I heard but never really believed was that in Los Angeles, everyone is involved in the entertainment industry. I immediately was proved wrong after about half-way through my Lyft ride. The driver said that he was a producer/director and he could see why I came to LA with my look. Thanks, I … Continue reading Something Like Reality- Part II: Studios
So I just got back from a four day trip in Los Angeles. I guess we can call it a work trip, but yeah, stories. All of which will be trickled out in the weeks to come, but believe me, it’s worth the wait. I think I’ve said it before, but I love flying westward. … Continue reading Something Like Reality – Part I: Sunsets.
It’s always a bit weird going to work nowadays. I never know where I’m going to end up when I step through the threshold. About 70% of the time I end up at some iconic New York location, the other 30% of the time I’m in a set dressed to be in Paris, Tokyo, or … Continue reading Lost in Japan.
I’ve talked before about working in Film and TV. It’s a weird environment, and something that takes some getting useful. So I was shooting the other day, and the scene calls for ‘the most beautiful woman in the bar’, and since it was a CBS procedural, she inevitably ends up dead a few scenes later. … Continue reading Kind of Beautiful. (And Other Notes from Wardrobe)