I did a photoshoot today to update my portfolio and get some new headshots. I think we captured some great moments. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos.
I received an audition today for a healthcare industrial. After reading the script, I realized I didn't want to do the project even though it paid quite handsomely. I believe our brand is more important than a paycheck. William Burroughs once said: "Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don't make compromises. Don't worry about making a bunch of money or being successful. Be concerned with doing good work...and if you can build a good name, eventually that name will be it's own currency."
It's a small world--especially as far as the industry goes--so be nice to everyone. Always put your best foot forward because you never know who you will meet. Always remain humble and have a good attitude.
Acted in a new Investigation Discovery TV series called Gone. We shot in an abandoned police station in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Sirens Media production crew was very professional. They told me I did good work after I was wrapped. At one point, the director told me to tone down the emotion. I felt good about that--going above and beyond the call of duty. It's easier to tone it down than dial it up.
Wrapped on CCK yesterday. I had the dominant cop role on episode 213. The director and DP gave me props before I left the set. They said I did a good job--that I had some funny 'one-liners.'
CCK director added me in another scene giving me a more prominent role on the show. I was nervous because I waited five hours to shoot my scene, but by the time they needed me, I hit my marks.
Call time on CCK was 6:30PM; however, they moved my scenes to tomorrow. Call time at noon. I decided to get a hotel. That would save me five hours of a commute.
I booked the role of a police officer on the TV series CopyCat Killers. I will be shooting in Frederick, Maryland tomorrow and Wednesday.
I played the role of Hamlet today. I did a snippet of the “To be or not to be” soliloquy adding a modern twist on the Shakespeare classic. The language was challenging to learn, but with plenty of repetition, I was able to speak it with proficiency. It was hard becoming the character—considering I’m not suicidal; however, I was able to substitute real experiences from my past with the character’s emotions to conjure up true feelings of remorse and develop a melancholic mood. I also used my imagination to create scenarios in order to emotionally prepare for the scene. This seemed to be the best technique for creating emotion on the spot.
I booked an acting and a modeling job today. The first gig is a featured role in a Dominion Power commercial. Call time is 7AM in Richmond. The second gig is promotional runway modeling for David Yurman. Call time is 4:30PM at Tysons Galleria.