Friday, December 27, 2013

Week 170: Q4 Success - Auditions - Brain Fried

Weekly Written Video 

I'm publishing week after/post Christmas and my brain is fried. I know the 4th Quarter Wrap Fest was amazing and I had a few pop up auditions I wasn't expecting. On Tuesday I got a lead that could of lead to something great but it didn't. Potentially, that lead may arise in 2014.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

* 4th Quarter Wrap Fest

Motown Maurice's Quarterly Wrap Festival - 4th Quarter Wrap Fest

See photos:

Monday, December 16, 2013

* Staples Audition (Agent sent)

* Monkey Butler

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

* Glee background work (with a surprising phone call)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

* Missed Jury Duty

* Hewlett Packard audition (Skating rink)

* Missed Glee background work

* I gave up and surrendered to sardines/tuna and crackers.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

* Attended The Actors Market and indievent networking mixer.

Friday, December 20, 2013

* LNExp Season 3 planning...

* Carl Jr's check finally came in.

* Catching up on Scandal's current season.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

* LNExp Season 3 footage seeking...

* More planning I guess...I don't really remember.

Final Thoughts

My brain is shutting down. I don't remember much and I don't feel like writing. Sorry...
All I know is that in real time of this week, I was looking forward to heading home to Tampa.

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Friday, December 20, 2013

Week 169: Background Balling -Sick Fix - Brain Storming!

Weekly Written  Review

Continuing form last week, my stomach issues continued. It didn't stop until Wednesday. Thank God it ended. Moreover, this week represents money. I worked 5 out of 7 days this week. Unfortunately, those checks ain't coming until the new year.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

* 1st day Desperado Beer commercial background work (Finally, thanksgiving dinner). While on set, I had a vision for season 4.

Monday, December 9, 2013

* 2nd day Desperado Beer commercial background work. Still having stomach problems.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

* 3rd day Desperado Beer commercial background work. It was a good day because I was able to leave early with the same pay.

* This came out today

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

* 4th day Desperado Beer commercial background work. It was a good day because I was able to leave early with the same pay.

* Last day of diarrhea.

Every now and then you have to treat yourself to some Thia rice. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

* Food stamps rectification meeting. Approved and extended one more year.

* Improv rehearsal with a new team at Neon Venus.

Friday, December 13, 2013

* This morning I had a dream I saw Arsenio Hall but when you noticed me he put his head down.

* Soupman audition

* VH1 Super Bowl audition. I wore my Afro wig to this one.

* 4-9ers Background work.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

* Preparing for The 4th Quarter Wrap Fest...Staples

* Blog ...

Final Thoughts

12 hour plus days doing background work. That can take a toll on a person. Mostly on your brain because we're just standing around doing nothing. The beer commercial was disturbing because after a while its easy to notice them putting all the people of color way in the the back, far away from the camera. Moreover, on Friday night I was in a different zone, I was brain storming like crazy. I ended episode 1 of season 3 of The Late Night Experiment and a few points for other episodes.

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Week 168: Cold! Hungry! Sick! Bloated! Diarrhea!!!

Weekly Video Review

Last week, I premiered season 2 of The Late Night Experiment in front of a live audience and since then I've been really mellow. My mannerisms have been in a very relaxed pace and state. At least I've been like this around familiar people. Nonetheless, I didn't let my mellowness rule me. The same day season 2 went live on youtube, I went live on the streets of Hollywood Blvd to promote and pass out fliers. It was rough at first. I found most success patronizing Jimmy Kimmel's fans. Outside of them, I paced around for a while until I realized its better to past out filers standing still at a cross street. Its also much better when I'm passing out with someone. I shared some street space with a young man passing out fliers for a physic. He shared some pointers and his company made time fly by quicker. The goal was to pass out fliers everyday this week but things happened. I want to build a new audience but I'm not sure how effective his is. Of course I don't expect instant results but nothing is happening views or subscription wise on the channel. I did want I planned out to do and now I'll plan to do something more effective.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

* Power Struggle Improv

* Passed on a Happy Endings auditioin

Monday, December 2, 2013

* Season 2 of The Late Night Experiment is live at 2:12am

* Started passing out fliers on Hollywood Blvd. I had a rough start but it got better towards the end.

* Monkey Butler comedy class.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

* Film Independent meeting (Season 2 Promotion - This face)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

* Agent sent audition -  Girl Meets World. (Improv Trickery)

* Season 2 promotion on Hollywood Blvd with Raj Jawa

Motown Maurice in camouflage on Hollywood Blvd.  
Raj Jawa promoting season 2. 
Motown Maurice in camouflage on Hollywood Blvd.  
Disney Spec Came out 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

* Car wash /workshop audition. This is was an out right ridiculous audition. It was ridiculous from the trickery side. They indicated that they wanted 70's looking guys for a workshop, so I came in with my platform shoes and my Afro. Come to find out we're auditioning for a singing and dancing musical. I had fun with it and did my best but really. What's the secret for? In terms of dancing, I thought I had a good start but after they added the first spin that was it for me. We also had a sing. I sang, "I want to get next to you," Rose Royce. Need I say more!

* This is when week started going down hill. I didn't know if it had something to do with the amount of Guava I ate yesterday but I wasn't feeling great today. My taste buds needed a lift so I got a quartetr chicken meal from Dino's. That move ended up being a big mistake. From 3pm to 3am and beyond I stayed in bed. The next day when it all came out. Literally.

Friday, December 6, 2013

* Because of distance and sickness I missed being a part of a Starving in Hollywood skit.

* While trying to combat my bloated stomach my brain stormed up a post mail idea.

* Late hours into the night, everything I ate for the past two days came out. I can't recall the last time I threw up like that. It was terrible. And my bowels wouldn't stop moving.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

* Sick and all, I took my idea to the post office.

They will know who I am. 
Final Thought

Cold! Hungry! Sick! Bloated! Diarrhea!

For the first time all year I coudn't stand the thought of sardines, tuna fish and crackers. I didn't want to touch it. I have now declared December NO SARDINES AND TUNA DECEMBER. Most of this week, all I could think about is being home in Tampa with my loving mother and good food. Then I got sick. I've never had so much gas in my life. Not to mention my profuse use of the toilet. Despite this set back, I can only wonder. I wonder if I would of came up with that post mail idea if I wasn't sick. Late Friday night/early Saturday morning on my knees on my bed (trying to position the gas out my rectum and/or mouth) I randomly came up with the idea to send my latest flier to the likes of Conan, Arsenio, Kimmel... I never had the desire to mail these guys before but there is something about my flier that I love. It says a very strong message in a few words. No phone number. Its just a clear message. I'm emerging. Truthfully, I didn't send it to be discovered, my purpose of sending it is for them to know who I am.

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Week 167: Miracle on season 2 Street and Q4 Street - Conversation Confirmation

Weekly Written Review

The word miracle is the best way to describe this week. The core focus of this week was the season 2 screening of The Late Night Experiment. I was hoping for a strong turnout but we had an approximate strong and loyal 25 or so. The series was received very well from the audience. I was even able to get some on camera feed back with the assistance of a reporter friend. That's not even the best part. Weeks before the event I communicated with the owner about details. At one point he mentioned a price which I thought was great compared to other quotes I was getting. Then for some reason, as we got closer I would ask questions about the payment and I wouldn't get a response to those particular questions. To make a long story short. The event came and passed. Miracle! I got everything I envisioned on the premiere night. I even got personal confirmation of an observation I always suspected. I'll explain that in the final thoughts.

You'll notice in the photos below that my Thanksgiving was pathetic but I could careless. The every next day redeemed a treat far great than any meal. Not really but it felt like that.

The 4th Quarter Wrap Fest is coming up and I've spent no time planning it. As a matter of fact its two weeks away on December 15th. My priorities was the season 2 premiere. As soon as it ended, I was able to shift focus. My initial vision was to have it as an invite event only. Rent out a house or a hotel room. In less then 48hrs I realized it was a dead idea. It just wasn't working out. Cottages charge for each person you bring in and hotel parking prices are ridiculous. Then on Friday, as I stressing, rubbing my temples trying to figure out what to do next I heard a voice echo in my head. At the premiere, a lady who I think I briefly met before told me I should bring one of my events to her location. Its a museum and library in Culver City. I'm familiar with the location because I've attended a few 3A's meetings there. Plus a gentlemen by the name of Bill Wynn always encouraged me to use the facility. When she mentioned the location at the premiere I didn't even put any thought into it.

Not until Friday afternoon did it resurface back to mind. I called Bill Wynn he give me her number. She invited me to their event the next day. I attended. She put me in contact with the main person who briefly remember meeting me at a previous 3A's meeting. I wanted Saturday the 14th. It was booked. He suggested Sunday the 15th. I thought about it for a moment and I took it. That's not even the miracle part of it. He asked for my budget. I hesitated and asked for a price range. More than once he told me I can't afford their prices. Finally, I told him a modest but in my mind respectable range. In disbelief he cut $50.00 from what I offered and said bring cash on the day off. That was it. I couldn't believe it.

I truly don't know who I pulled that off. God. Prayers. Faith... I really can't believe it. In addition to that, the location is amazing. I'm excited about exposing my audience to this historic location. I'm sure myself and some of them once exposed to it will possibly use the facility in the very near future.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

* Completed season 2 of The Late Night Experiment...

Monday, November 25, 2013

* If I didn't show the paper work today, my food stamps would be be terminated on the 30th.

* Get together at Kevin Boots.

* Pre-acceptance notice to the Mock Comedy Film Festival

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

* Season 2 Premiere of The Late Night Experiment. See photos Here:

* I had to turn down two gigs because of my premiere. That never happens.

* Its over for real this time. Hence the final thoughts.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

* Recovering...

Thursday, November 28, 2013

* Thanksgiving day

This thanksgiving was just me and Mr. Chill. Tuna, Sardines and Crackers. 

Friday, November 29, 2013

* Ma's miracle blessing

* Location bright idea for Q4

My thanksgiving meal sucked but I'm thankful for my Sizzler  treat the next day.  

Saturday, November 30, 2013

* Official location confirmation

* Submitted to the Pan African Film Festival in person.

Final Thoughts 

Since early October a particular somebody reentered my life on a personal level and everyday since then she had me wondering whether she really like me or not. A man just knows when a woman likes him. I asked myself this question every since I met her. Its been a bit of a roller-coaster for the past couple of months. I mean, the thought of her was completely canceled from existence and then October came. There where moments when I could say, "Yes, she likes me." Most of the time I was confused. Furthermore, I'm always observing. Its what I do best. On the day of my premiere I found myself asking her two lone questions. Way before the event started, I asked her, "Have you decided if you're going to like me or not today." I never got a complete answer. Later in the night when the event was completely over. I figured it out. My second and last question implied what I figured out and provided the closer I needed. She admitted to my observation and that's all that I needed. I won't mention what I figured out but just now it was a deal breaker for me.

Now everything makes complete sense to me. It explains why I was so aggressively trying to push her away previously. When it comes to relationships, I have made drastic decisions over the past decade that can't be explained in the moment. Later as time progresses, its revealed why things had to end. Destruction is justified. Oh how I would love a special somebody but...but...but...I digress.

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

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