Resolution Update

2014USo for the first time in a long time I made a New Year’s resolution and posted it to the masses to hold myself accountable. I’m here today to openly admit that I’ve hit a snag.

Since I wrote that post, I’ve had maybe half a dozen auditions and I’ve made it to every single one! That is, until I didn’t.

The other day, I got an e-mail about a callback for an audition I had recorded back in January. This time, they wanted me to come in for a live audition, to read for both parts and there was something about a bikini that I didn’t know would be required. I was thrown off a smidge by all that, but keeping my resolution in mind, I responded. Plus, I was actually really interested in doing the project because I thought it would give me some great reel footage. I noticed the audition time wouldn’t fit with my work schedule so I went back and forth with the CD trying to change it. I released my shift at work, I asked around to see if anyone could cover me and I tried to calculate exactly how fast I would have to drive to get from Hollywood to Westlake in 30 minutes. (That would be like 100 miles an hour, so…)

Eventually, I realized that without changing my audition time or skipping out on work, I wouldn’t be able to make the audition. I could try to go anyway and hope for the best, but I would run the risk of missing work or being very late. On top of that, I had just gotten scheduled to work for the days they were filming so if I did book the role, more headaches would ensue.

I talked it over with the boyfriend and we eventually agreed that it was okay to miss an audition for those reasons and I wasn’t “copping out” like I feared. I got up the next morning and started planning a day of working out and hanging by the pool. I was super bummed and felt like I was already wrecking my resolution even though I had done all I could.

Then, like it always does when you least expect it, opportunity came a knockin’! I got a call from a studio asking me to come in for a role that I hadn’t even submitted for. They had my info on file and needed me to audition in…two hours…in Hollywood. Yikes! I threw my plans out the window and started getting ready. Luckily they didn’t have any sides for me and I could improv the whole thing. I was able to make it to the audition with no problem and get back home in plenty of time for work.

So at the end of the day, I missed one audition, but very randomly gained another! It made me feel like by doing all I could to make it to the first one, I was rewarded with a second one. Almost like the one I did make, canceled out the one I didn’t. 🙂

Woohoo resolution keeping me on track! How’s everyone else doing so far this year?


On4Today with Sean Duran Studios

Ah, working is good. The other day I got to see a commercial for the first time that I worked on a while back. It’s an internet commercial for a new Panasonic product called On4Today. It’s actually a pretty cool product – almost like an iPad for the elderly! This was another great video by Sean Duran Studios (the same guys who brought you Crushpath). I’m amazed at how resourceful this team is. They created several different worlds out of one space and were pretty rockin’ problem-solvers. I’m also still amazed at how the screen is blank when I’m holding the device and then magically filled with programs after the edit. (I’m sure to all my super-savvy tech friends that’s an easy fix, but I’m still excited about it!) Anyway, I’ve posted the video below for your viewing pleasure!

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