Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Week 166: Patience Activated! - Focus Editing!

Weekly Written Review

As I write (Wednesday, Nov. 27th), I'm a few days past needing to complete this post. Now that the screening of season 2 is complete, I feel a relief. Yesterday, was the premiere and it was a success. More info coming in week's 167 post. Of course much has happened since this week 166 was completed. Which means it heavily influences my recap right now. Nonetheless, lets review. Business wise, there's nothing new. I missed a few more auditions this week, continuing the pattern from last week. Editing consumed my life of course but it went along smoothly. The computer that I ordered to get the editing done is working like a charm. I never experienced such proficient editing before now. Editing season 2 of The Late Night Experiment is what I've been doing and honestly there is nothing exciting to convey about editing. My personal life on the other hand has been making the headlines a lot lately. See final thoughts for more.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Motown Maurice stars as Kel from Good Burger. #CabbagePatchin


Monday, November 18, 2013

* Editing...

* Monkey Butler improv. I had a nice walk and talk with her after improv.

* Skipped a zombie related audition.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

* Missed EBT appointment to continue editing.

* Skipped a Wade World audition.

* Editing is the focus.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

* Editing...

* A random text called me in for a music video audition. It wasn't actually an audition. They just wanted to meet me. I decided to go considering the fact that music videos have always been good to me. I'm glad I went. I ended up booking for Friday.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

* Audition for: Ladylike/Jewish Wedding/Pep Talk Micha

Friday, November 22, 2013

* Carl Jr's Buns music video shoot.

* Shot the last scene of The Late Night Experiment

Motown Maurice & Malorie Felt 
Saturday, November 23, 2013

* Editing...

Final Thoughts

Last week (week 165) I begged myself back into the life of a particular young lady. The remaining of that weekend leading into Sunday of this week was depressing. I wanted to talk to her but she needed time to get her feelings back, so she texted. Finally we spoke on Monday of this week and we seemed to be on the path of hope. For this to happen, I had to press the patience button. For the first time in over a decade, I'm converted my mind set to seek out a healthy relationship. I reactivated my sensitivity levels and put to use some of my emotions once again. No more pushing any her away. I'm relaxed, I'm patient and I'm hopeful. At least somewhat hopeful. My problem with his girl is that she doesn't act like a girl that likes me. Of course she likes me but I had reason to believe she doesn't like me like that. I'm always happy to be a round her and talk to her but a day doesn't go by when I'm not wondering if she's really into me. A couple pre-planned industry related appointments brought us together twice as usual. She never makes plans with me. We never make specific plans with each other. Saturday night she said she was going to call me back before she went to bed and she didn't. That' rubbed me the wrong way. The next day I avoided her calls and only intended to call her back if she left a message. She called me twice that day and not until Monday of week 167 did she finally leave a message.

Its been over a month of back and forth with this girl. We were cool. Then I pushed her away. I'm doubtful, I'm hopeful, I'm hopeless. Well, as of right now. Wednesday, November 27th I can officially say its over. Last night at my season 2 screening, I made an epic observation that confirmed our relationship has been roadkill from the start. I'll explain in next weeks post.

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Friday, November 22, 2013

Week 165: Its Time To Make a Change - I Surrender - Season 2 Focused!

Weekly Written Review 

So much editing. I basically live in front of the computer right now. Well, I've kind of always lived in front of a computer. That's not new. Furthermore, there were moments when I had to leave the house but I honestly did not want to go. I wanted to stay put in from my adobe suite and edit. Its a mental challenge to switch gears from intense editing to improv and auditioning. In terms of auditions, my attendance is fairly flawless. I've attended the vast majority of them. This week I had to evaluate. Whats more important, these auditions that I don't ever book or my web series. My projects is far more important. As a result, I made conscious decision to miss some auditions. Nothing from my agent or anything but smaller roles $100.00 or less compensation. The reality is I'm a horrible actor and the fact that I'm focused on editing will make my acting even more horrible. I don't have the mind set to even review any sides or work on character breakdowns. Chances are I wouldn't get the part but if I did, its not even fair to the project because I won't be focused on it until my project is complete.

The life of an editor isn't that exciting but I'm getting things done on a great time schedule. On the personal side of things...I surrender.

See final thoughts for a detailed personal side. 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

* Power Struggle Featuring Kevin

* G Blok rehearsal for Ratchet Ray Ray

Monday, November 11, 2013

* Designing a promotional flier for The Late Night Experiment

* Monkey Butler Improv Class

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

* Completed new promotional material for The Late Night Experiment Season 2

For unto us a host is born and his name will be called Motown Maurice, The Future of Late Night Television. 
The  Future of Late Night is Emerging. 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

70's Super Soul Sunday extras 
Soul Trains very own Cheryl Song 
* Herlarious Sketch - Super Soul Sunday with Wanda Sykes. This was a great shoot. The director was picking on me all day. She called me "Super Dancer" and so much more. Once she got loud with me and Wanda who was right next to me told me, "She only does that to people she loves." I told the director. I love you to. She was like, "Whatever." At the end of the shoot she started hugging everyone and distinctly told me, "I'm saving you for last." When she hugged me to told me, "Thank you, I rather have someone who gives too much than give to little."

Motown  Maurice 70's style. 
Wanda Sykes Herlarious Super Soul Sunday Sketch for OWN
* Skipped an audition "Plastic Cup." I was busy editing but I think it was for the best. I'm not too sure about playing gay characters.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

* ADHD PSA Audition. I didn't want to go but I went for the hell of it when the rescheduled for me.

* I was booked for a Chevy Oscars shoot but it was way too far. It was located in Lompoc, CA. I don't even know where that is. Buses don't go there.

Friday, November 15, 2013

* We had a Power Struggle show today but I got the times mixed up. We came to the wrong show.

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Final Thoughts

For over a decade, I've became a practitioner of pushing women away. Its become my natural ability. For the pass couple weeks, one young lady in particular have experienced my wrath. On Wednesday, we had a conversation and I made her tell me there will never be a chance between us. I thought that's what I needed to hear from her to close our chapter and move on. The next day I was begging for forgiveness. Asking for one last chance. That's not like me. I don't do that. I push women away and I move on with my quest. I've even pushed this girl away previously and moved on but this time something wasn't right. It wasn't sticking. While depressingly waiting for her to call me back I realized its time for a change. Yeah, I'm good a pushing women away but its time to learn to be good at keeping a woman around. I can't tell you the last time I had a girlfriend. I sometimes question whether or not I ever really had a girlfriend. I certainly never introduced a girl as my girlfriend before. Moreover, in my asking for one more chance segment I told her I was miserable without her. This is the thing...I have a bunch of patience with my quest but when it comes to women, it doesn't exist. I've wanted my relationships to run like a business. That narrow train of thought has got me to where I am today. I justify much of my actions in the past but its not working anymore. I really like this girl. Which means I have to reconnect with my human side.

Man in the mirror represents the coming of change but I actually wasn't singing that song this week. I was singing a MJ related soon though. As far as I can remember whenever I'm singing or thinking of a Michael Jackson song those are clear signs that I got it bad. Real bad.


With a new state of mind I'm now working my way to her heart patiently.

In other news, I completed Breaking Bad this weekend. I really enjoyed the end of season 4 and all of season 5. It was a brilliantly done. I can't say all the episodes in the series did it for me but it was overall satisfying. Many of the characters remain on my mind and I do kind of miss the series. I don't plan to watch it again but I found a mini documentaries about it on youtube. Its enjoyable watching it from that perspective.

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Week 164: Quest Patience Level Full, Personal Patience Level Zero

Weekly Written Review 

For the second week in a row, no video review and I'm loving it. Everything needs a break at times. The main focal point of this week was to finalize a location for the season two screening of The Late Night Experiment and edit, edit edit. Mission accomplished. I was having real challenges finding a decent sized location and like a rainbow Busby's East finally contacted me back. After calling and emailing multiple times in previous weeks, I gave up on them. Finally, the owner emailed me back on Thursday. Its a perfect location and much much better prices. When I wasn't looking for a location I was editing a lot and I must say its looking great. Less than two months ago I was stoked about Late-Night Jelly but that's nothing compared to how epic season two is going to be. I've completed a draft for the majority of the scenes and its the detail I'm going to apply for the next two weeks is whats to make this so great.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

* Background for the movie: Million Dollar Arm (Laker game at the staple center)

Dinner with...It was too great of a night me to allow it to last for two long. 
* Power Struggle performance

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Late Night Experiment season 2 promotional photo shoot at Kevin Boot's
* Editing

* Monkey Butler Improv, first day of level 2.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

* Editing...

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

* Treated myself to some Ihop.

* Editing...

* I had to be to be $60.00 short on my rent because I'm out of money and waiting for some checks.

Thursdays, November 7, 2013

* Busby's replied. Yeahhhhhh

* Exactly $2.00 to my name

* Editing

Friday, November 8, 2013

* Editing...

* Email...

Saturday, November 9, 2013                                                            

* Audition for some so called reality television host but they made me act as if I'm reviewing a movie. What's the secret about?

* Screening at paramount: Pizza Me Mafia

* Full text destruction returns.

Final Thoughts

Continuing from last week, I must say this week started off in a way that surprised me. A dinner date conversation over fish that ended with a kiss. 3 kisses to be exact. All would suspect that things have been patched up and I would stray away from my destructive ways. Nope, not me. I found a way to blow things up. What triggered it this time? One key thing: inconsistencies. Followed by a bunch of stuff I don't want to type about. Its nothing serious. I just don't have that kind of time to type. I won't deny, its mainly me. I have a zero tolerance and impatience for women and certain relationship strands that comes with it. On the contrary, when it comes to my quest and my business endeavors, I have all the patience in the world. With women, zero. The moral to this issue is keep away from text-ing. Its of the devil. It brings out a monster in me. I wouldn't say 90% of what I text.

Power Note: The visions of what I'm going to do with my upcoming promotional campaign brings me power. A few times this week, I had to shout it. I can't wait to hit the streets with my plan of action. My time is soon coming. I can't feel it.

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Friday, November 8, 2013

Week 163: Video Oops! Hot Hand of Booking and Personal Destruction

Weekly Video Gone

I made a foolish mistake. I was having problems opening some apps on my phone and I decided to reset it. I thought I downloaded my video review but I didn't. I also thought it was saved on my micro sd card. Well its gone forever. We'll never see the video review for this week ever again. In distress, I got to thinking. Lets be real. My video reviews suck. I'm not really talking about nothing. My quest has become repetitive in terms of delivery and all I'm really talking about is personal garbage. The lost of this video inspired the need for me to give these video reviews a break.

See Final Thoughts for final thoughts

Sunday, October 29, 2013

Table read with Whats Poppin
Monday, October 28, 2013

* Background on Amazon's Beta Web Series at Culver City Studios

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

* Haircut

* Audition Video

* I actually booked this audition with this video above. I was told the producer loved me but I needed the directors approval. The next day, I was told the director decided to go with his friends. It was kind of a relief for me because I was going to rent a car to do a double shift on Saturday. Can you believe they called me back on Saturday because one of their peoples got sick. Talk about a slinging a yo-yo. I considered trying to make it but because the whole situation was a message. They only gave me two hours to arrive and I had to help Neon Venus out anyway.

* I started to send a disastrous text to a particular person but for some reason it wasn't sending. Well waiting for it to send, she called. It was a breath grasping moment. Luckily, I was able to cancel the text while talking to her.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

* College Humor background work

* Couldn't make it too MTV's background work

* The death of love (personal)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

* Editing...

* Last attempt with Cassy left with a voice mail.

Friday, November 1, 2013

* MTV shoot on Venice Beach

After the MTV shoot, I took advantage of the beach and produced a self-shoot. All for promotional purposes. 
* Worked the door at Neon Venus.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

* 8am call time for a Disney Spec shoot

Disney Spec commercial 

Disney Spec commercial 

* Audition for Fairy Tale in LA LA Land

* Power Struggle show Kyriaki's final show. :-(

Working the door at Neon Venus.  5pm to10pm

Final Thoughts 

This week was pretty amazing. I got the hot hand out of no where. I started working on a Monday with some background. Its always great to start a Monday with some work. On that same Monday, I received multiple calls about work later in the week. I ended up double booking myself on Wednesday. I called and told them I couldn't make it, then the lady from MTV told me, "Awwww, and you were my favorite one Motown." Good news is they had additional days later in the week and I worked the gig on Friday.

On a personal note, my usual destruction was prominent. I had a great thing going but through text messages I destroyed it. Unlike many previous occasions, I tried to save this one. On the phone I requested we met in person to talk things out and I was denied. The next day, Thursday, I called left a message and made one last plead and figured I would never hear from her again. To my surprise, she called on Saturday. You'll have to turn in next week to find out what actually happened.

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Week 162: Destructively Questing Way Too Personal

Weekly Video Review

Sunday, October 20, 2013

* The morning after...

* Table Read with What's Poppin with Willie G.
What's Poppin with Willie G full cast. 
Monday, October 21, 2013

* NBA League Pass - Direct TV Audition (agent sent)

* Radio Interview with the G-Squad

* Monkey Buck Butler's 2 Buck Butler Show.

Post 2 Buck Butler with Cassy at Buffalo Big Wings 
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

* Hopsin music video release and notice

* Editing...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

* NBC Short Cuts screening

Host by Craig Robinson with an award present by Dave Chappelle 

Can we kiss and make up? 
Thursdays, October 24, 2013

* Alpha house background work

Alpha House movie
Motown Maurice, Taylor Zakhar, Melvin... working on Alpha House
* Phase one of destruction

Friday, October 25, 2013

* Editing...

Saturday, October 26, 2013

* Alpha House background work

* Editing...

* Blow it up destruction

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

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