Saturday, August 19, 2017

Week 360: Bad Decisions? Let's Feed Some Seeds

Weekly Written Review 

This week started out as a bummer. I probably made a bad decision then again maybe it was a good decision. Who knows? I accepted a gig that needed up being in the middle of nowhere at a landfill and I had to wear a banana suit. What made this gig so frustrating is that they provided the information to me really late and the directions was horrible. I thought I could walk the distance from where the bus dropped me off but that wasn't not possible. Thank God a city worker noticed me asked me a few questions and gave me a ride to the location. I wasn't pleased during the shoot. Time was being wasted, they didn't plan things out appropriately and it was hot and very dusty. I'm not one to complain but this was unacceptable. I can only blame myself for accepting the gig. I took a few days before I accepted the gig. I didn't even submit for it. I was actually requested to be apart of this because of a previous project I worked on with the director. I appreciated the fact the he kept me in mind. Nonetheless, I saw the red flags in the beginning with the lack of information that should of been provided in advance. Aside from all that, one of my agents got me an audition on the day of. I couldn't make it. That wasn't a big deal. Then a few hours into the shoot I got a notice for a straight to callback for Covergirl. Just great. I was in the middle of nowhere and I'm missing a straight to callback. Oh well. You live and you learn. I made 100 bucks and missed my Monday tennis session. The question that I will never know is if I would've ever got that Covergirl gig.

Enough of my complaining. The best decision I did make this week was to financially support two actors crowdfunding campaigns. It was uplifting and I look forward to doing that more often. The first person told me about her campaign a few weeks ago. The second person informed me of her campaign in February but I was tight on money then. Since I'm currently in the spirit of giving I contacted her and sent her a donation via Venmo. In the mist of both of these donations, another Late Night Experiment alumni informed me of her campaign. In about a months time, once my pockets recover a little I also plan to support her.  Another great thing that happened this week is my efforts to start casual reading. I went to my storage and dusted off Backstage at The Tonight Show from Johnny Carson to Jay Leno by Don Sweeny.

Sunday, August 6, 2017 

* Watching Power at LuLu's

* late night upgrading IMDB, adding 36 for 36,

Monday, August 7, 2017 

* Charity shoot in a Landfill...banana suit

* Missed an audition because of the shoot

* Missed an unexpected straight to callback because of the shoot  (Cover girl)

* No tennis

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

* Callback cancelled

* About 3 auditions today...

* Audition I'm fine

* Commercial audition

* 3 Voice Overs sent

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

* EBT office

* Basketball YMCA

* Broke my fast twice

Thursday, August 10, 2017

* Donated to Andrea's Indiego campaign

* Audition for a Hip hop related show

* Audition VO sent

Friday, August 11, 2017

* LMU Series shoot

* Overdue donation to Tehana's COIN project

Saturday, August 12, 2017 

* Basketball YMCA

* VO audition sent

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Week 359: It's Not Making Any Sense

Weekly Written Review 

Here's what's not making any sense. I'm not complaining that I'm not booking but I can't even get a callback for some reason. A callback should be automatic for some of these auditions. I don't get it. At least two auditions this week should of granted me a callback. My Clash Royal audition and the Project X audition I had on Thursday. I was told by the casting director herself who stood outside the room as if she was waiting to tell me that the callbacks are on Saturday. Inside the room the camera guy complimented me multiple times and when I got out the room the casting directing was standing right in front of the door. I learned something that day while waiting and having friendly conversation with one of the staff members. If the casting directing isn't in the room she's watching from a live feed in the back room. I kind of knew that before but it was reinforced today. I also thought the casting director probably watched the recordings later. Moreover, I got out the room, I was introduced to the casting director, she greeted me and asked a question about my name. She told me herself that callbacks are on Saturday. We laughed and as I departed, just before I could close the door behind me she looked at me with a big smile and said something in the likes of, "You have a lovely face." I left that place more than confident I would at the very least have a callback on Saturday. I was sure of it. I would've bet on it. As a result, nothing. I'm in shock. I don't get it...Oh well...Let's just keep it moving...

Sunday, July 30, 2017

* Reloaded storage room

* Hyundai VO audition sent

* Watching shows...Better Call Saul, GOT,...

* Low spirits

* I broke my "Fast" today. Initially seeking guilt I acknowledged it as an early celebration for something good that's going to happen this week.

Monday, August 1, 2017

* Linkedin communication strategy

* Slow day....

* Tennis...overall good plays. One game was disappointing. My teammate and I was winning 5 to 1 and we ended up losing the tie breaker. Rookie mistakes by me and to be honest I got a little cocky.  

Tuesday, August 2, 2017

* Clash Royal audition

* Treating myself to a Mexican whole fish meal

* Agent paper work...

* Audition notices...

* Completed two audition voice overs

* First booking notice with Twilight for a LMU student film

* Landlady admitted she's paranoid

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

* Shoot with Awesomeness TV - Busted

* Acting Class  with  Arielle. My upcoming audition got special attention at the end of class.

* 2-3 VO auditions sent

Thursday, August 3, 2017

* Completed 2-3 VO auditions

* Completed an audition video for N.P

* Audition for Bright Health

* Pop audition for Show Cap (Project X)

* Conversation with Jim. Went well...

* IMDB restoration

Friday, August 4, 2017

* IMDB upgrading, working on photos...

* Basketball...

* Storage payment...

Saturday, August 5, 2017 

* IMDB upgrading, working on photos...

* To my surprise no callback for Thursday's audition

* Low spirited day

* Bob Marley and D'Angelo marathon

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

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