Thoughts on this week’s episode?
In other news, first off I want to share this pretty fantastic blog post I found: from Chris Frampton, on Art and Fear. Ironically, it sums up a lot of my own thoughts as of late.
Tangentally related to that, I took a great workshop yesterday – Brian Levy’s Audition Technique workshop. Actors… take it. While there were some common-sense things presented (like good grooming before going to auditions), I also learned quite a bit that I had not previously known. And it was great to get a chance to see myself do some on-camera work as well. With The BOOB Show, a lot of what I do is fairly pre-planned and I get to use the best takes. Auditions are usually in and out, so actors don’t get that luxury.
It gave me a lot to think about, I will say that. Like why I get so goddamned nervous and start tripping all over myself at the worst possible times. Why I don’t always book the gig after an audition. How I shoot myself in the foot sometimes before even walking in the door. The quest for perfection is frustrating as hell.
I’m also thinking about what sort of art I want to be making, what I want to do with my life, all those good things. Big Damn Scary Thoughts, that.