I envy people who like taking selfies.
Hm. I have mixed feelings about singing. If I didn’t try, I wouldn’t have been “discovered,” but I don’t have real training, not like a lot of girls in town. When I get a new agent, because I’ve had a few even at the same agency, the question comes up, can you sing? And my reply is always an unconvincing, depends on what you mean by singing.
I will say I look stupid while singing. Being out of tune is more grating. I would auto tune it but I can’t use Protools anymore
And, I have a burn on my cheek. Being Asian you’d think I wouldn’t burn so freaking easily in the sun.
Wow. Antonio Banderas can actually sing.
I still have to cut in the middle obviously. They’re “cards.”
Oh, these are the knees I was talking about.
In case you think I’m trying to be sexy, I’m wearing gray Abercrombie running shorts.
I’m editing another video, but am taking a break from it. Lord, I need to get some representation.
I do like that my legs aren’t “skinny.” Always had thighs.
And I was doing the video in French, not trying to be haughty. If I were more fluent in something else I would do that instead. And really, I just want work as an American.
“How not to slate.”
In case you’re unsure I am hamming it up.
Self-taping can be good in some ways, it can be “greener” certainly, more chances to be seen, maybe. But part of the SAG committee member in me says you know, it’s one more socioeconomic handicap (do you have a nice quiet space with proper light, good camera, people in your life who are reliable enough to be a reader, who might be in the industry and a good actor, etc.), one more way to tap actors’ wallets. Whereas actors all going into a casting office to audition theoretically have a more even playing ground.
Then there’s the lack of relationship building or learning, being part of any community. For better or for worse, mind you.
It’s more an issue for LA based talent, who pay the premium of living here.
If you have a good set up, live elsewhere, or are not that strong in person, self taping is good. I don’t mind it for VO usually, we’ve been self-taping for years with VO, from the beginning, really. Now I generally prefer it, except for features, pilots maybe. For the important ones or for people you like seeing, an in-person audition is a real gift.
All relative to where one is in life.