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12 February 2009 @ 11:35 pm
Well, I noticed I hadn't posted in awhile. So, what have I been up to? Just working on stuff for my graphic novel class mostly. Here are a couple pictures:

Kazuo portrait

My teacher recommended the sort of stylized, dark shading style in my picture of Kazuo for my story. I will have to try out using ink though.

I've also been taking a tv/film acting workshop on Wednesdays. They do casting from the same studio, so they have a lot of good information about the industry. Denver mostly just does commercials though, so I think if I really want to get into film and television I'd have to move out to LA. But hopefully I'll be able to gain some confidence so that when the time comes I will feel ready.

I think that's my biggest problem--the shyness and insecurity when I'm just being myself. I don't have that confidence, I'm always nervous and worried about what people think. And I'm no good at making connections and promoting myself. So, if I do want to work as an actor, I think that becoming more confident in myself and my abilities and being more comfortable in any situation is a hurdle I will have to overcome. I have to be able to show people what I can do and not be timid about it. They only know what I show them. And I know I have talent; I need to be able to put it out there and not be afraid.

Hm, yeah that's about all. Things have been slow at work lately, so I haven't worked the last couple weekends. Wish I could find a "day job" that I really enjoyed too. I'd love to get paid for acting or modeling, but it's not exactly reliable income. I'm thinking I will go for my Bachelor's in Creative Writing, but don't know what sort of jobs that might help me get. I suppose I should talk to the department heads down at Metro sometime to get some advising.

Also, I found a lovely copy of Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales at Barnes and Noble. Now I just need a bigger bookshelf. Hm, some reorganization might be in order.
Lynnsey: entertaininglynn82md on February 13th, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
I really liked your pictures, especially the first one.

Have you ever read "The Audition Book" by Ed Hooks? I really enjoyed reading it, and I found a lot of useful info in there. I especially liked his advice that if you do your resume, don't put your home address on there (you can put the city where you're from). Reason why is that if an agent throws out your resume, you don't want a stranger to know where you live at if they go through the trash. I never learned that tid bit in all the acting classes I took.

If I go into film, I plan on working in New York city...although I plan to live outside of New York City. I would like to do stuff here in Sweden, but I recieved a blow from my case worker at the Unemployement office when she told me I can't get paid for gigs here since I don't have a degree in acting or dance (which isn't really required to have in the US...just be talented and business savy on some level). However, I'm still writing and determine to get into the industry the same way as Sylvester Stallone did with his story of Rocky.