That's one more for my resume.
For the lifestyle photography.
That's one more for my resume.
Woo wee. I love getting auditions. This time it was for stock photography. So more of an interview than an audition.
Funny thing was when I got there, there was supposed to be a girl waiting downstairs to bring me up. I happened to go up there by myself. The person interviewing me was confused to how I got up there. Turns out you need a key card to use the elevator haha. I happened to go in the elevator with 2 other people and one of them also happened to go to the 3rd floor which was where I was going. That's how I got up haha.
Let's hope I get that part. Sounds fun. I do love modeling.
That should tell you what type of audition I had today haha. It wasn't the first time I tried out for a zombie role. After today's audition, I officially of 2 times that I have auditioned for a zombie role.
The casting director today was actually pretty mean. In fact he insulted me. Called me dumb...
I've never been called dumb in an audition before. Now he didn't say it to my face, he kinda of said it indirectly.
So here's the story, my fault this happened by the way.
I went in with a group of 3 people, total 4 including me. The director told 2 of the talent to sit down while the other talent and I do it first. My partner was very nice. We were supposed to walk like a zombie, then the director gives a signal and you react to that by saying a line that he gave you and you walk toward the wall. Well my fault for failing the first part. We both walked like zombies then when he snapped his fingers, we both kinda continued walking and not look at the wall. That's when he started getting mean. His smile turned into a, "oh great I gotta deal with this shit again". So after the first take, my partner and I looked at each other and I'm like yo I'm sorry. totally my fault. He was super nice about it, and he was telling the director that he was sorry too, he was just following me, since I was walking ahead or behind, I don't remember. The director then says, "Dumb follows Dumb". So basically he called both of us dumb. He didn't give a shit.
He looked very displeased and just ready to skip us. We weren't given a second shot. Instead we move onto the next scene which is basically the same thing but a different line. The director told us this time use the phone you have in your pocket. By the way he told all the talent that was there how we should do it in a short briefing. This was before I even went in.
The second time I said, oh ok this time use the phone right? It was just a question. And he starts saying some stuff about wow this guy, you're nervous aren't you? Which I wasn't. So he starts kinda trash talking me. My partner and I were kinda laughing at the situation just to try to calm things down.
I've never been called dumb in an audition before so this is the first. However, having been doing this type of work for so long, I've seen and heard a lot of other different things. Back then I think this would've really put me down. Right now though, I'm a little insulted but I don't feel like giving up. This lightly motivates me because I know everyone has stories about their auditions but they never gave up. We just kept going and if we ever work together (the talent I meet), you'll hear all the stories they have and they hear all the stories I have and we all just laugh. All of us talent, even though we're competing against each other for sometimes the same roles, even if we're working full time jobs and running to auditions, having no money in our pockets, even when we're being talked down on and called bad things, we never give up. We take it up the wazoo and continue on with the next audition.
This goes for a lot of talent, not all though. Some people quit and some people do just fine without being talked down on :D
I didn't get the Amazon audition. I was in the preliminaries though!
I haven't gotten any of the my auditions so far in these pass 1.5 months but I'm glad that AT LEAST I have auditions to be going to. It was maybe 3 auditions so far these pass 1.5 months. That's actually not a lot at all compared to other talent I've met but it's something!
Back then when I started acting, I would've felt down in the dumps because I wouldn't land any of my auditions but now after doing it for so many years, there's lots of more auditions to go to and there's nothing to feel bad about. You didn't get the part? No Problem! Just keep at it. Rejection is part of becoming an actor or actress.
I think it probably went okay. 1st scene was me doing a bored coach. Not impressed with my players. Then the second part was me being excited. The audition itself was really quick. Coming back home was a different story.
LA Traffic, you are S**T!
That's it haha.
I had the email set as firstname.lastname@example.org even though that doesn't even exist.
Also I have an audition tomorrow as a Chinese Coach. LET'S DO THIS!
I spoke too fast...
When I get excited about something I start talking fast. Sometimes making no sense. In this case, I do use Amazon Prime and I am a fan of it. So when interviewed about my experience with Amazon and Prime, I went all out and talked and then got excited and talked really fast because I was enjoying myself.
Well I guess we'll wait and see what happens.
Not to self, talk slower next time haha. At least I used hand gestures to make it looks more real instead of me just sitting there like a brick.
Pretty basic audition yesterday. Tried out for a middle age man. I was the 4th person to go in because I went early. It was a great day haha.
It looks like auditions slowed down just a bit. It's also frustrating that the ones that I sign up for myself, I used to get auditions for them, but now I don't even get it. These are the simple non high budget ones. For example short student film, or background featured, or even just background. I usually apply for it and I would get an email saying I have an audition but lately that's not the case.
They SHOULDN'T be contacting my agent to get to me. They usually just email me personally or through the site. I PERSONALLY, it may not be the case, but I PERSONALLY think it's going to my agent and he's just declining them because it's either no pay or too low pay. If that's the case then...
Not to mention I pay for every submission that I do.
As you might or might not know, my wife is a Doctor. She's applying for fellowship and wasn't able to make it in the hospital where she works at now. I was sad and frustrated because I want whats best for her and she really liked where she was. Instead someone else took the spot. Someone from Jersey.
That being said, she has one more year of residency here in LA. That means a year from now, July 1st, she will be done with her residency and we will POSSIBLY move someplace else. We don't know where yet. She still has to apply to places. It's possible that it can still be in SOCAL but it's also possible to be in NORCAL. Either way, I will make best of what I can and where I am.
I have one year to really push this acting and modeling biz in LA. Of course wherever I end up, I wont stop acting. There's always gigs in every location. Might not be as big as LA gigs but it's gigs none the less. Let's see where this one year takes us!
A goal of becoming an Actor and Model. :D