You're So Vain. U Probly Think This Blog is About U...
Towards the end of our mini-vacation to celebrate our anniversary, my hubs and I had some fun slicing a bunch of footage he shot for a music video, which turned out pretty sweet. The response so far has been super positive. Of course it helps having some sick musicians, an ill groove, and some smokin brothers to focus the camera on. I'm starting to believe that hubs may have a future in directing. I first noticed it when he happily came to a set once last year during crazy hours of the night and basically spent the entire time shadowing the director and DP. He actually found it interesting to observe how they composed different shots, and how much of what actually took place differed from what he saw playing back at video village.
I've also seen other stuff he's cut and the man's got skills - a good eye, a great aesthetic, attention to detail, and of course great timing, and great patience, which naturally you'd have to have if you're mad enough to marry a delicate lotus blossom like me. I am seriously curious as to how he might do with a script for a short now that I've seen what he can do with a music video and a documentary. And I just remembered - he also edited some clips together for me when I had to send tape for a job at the very last minute, which I ended up getting, probably - or at least partially - thanks to him. I get so much satisfaction working on music with him, it's pretty awesome to experience the same thing working with him in other mediums and genres as well. It's sort of a shock, but we actually work very well together. Mind you, like most couples, we get into our fair share of disagreements, arguments, and brawls. But so far, we seem to rock a solid working relationship. But alas, I digress...
What's this got to do with acting? MUST REFOCUS ALL BLOG CONTENT ONTO THE CRAFT OF ACTING AND/OR BUSINESS OF ACTING...AVOID OPINIONS, POLITICS, AND ANY TALK OF CANINE FLATULENCE, GENITALIA OF ANY SPECIES, CURSE WORDS, ESPECIALLY "BITCH" AND "IGNORANT SLUT," OR BE PREPARED TO EXPERIENCE SERIOUS BITCHING AND NONSENSICAL ACCUSATIONS FROM FANATICAL WEIRDOS WHO CANNOT SEEM TO DEAL WITH YOU FOR SOME HYPOCRITICAL OR OTHER UNRELATED UNKNOWN REASON.
Acting is a glorious craft. It helps to be a good listener, a good observer, spontaneous, a risk taker, and in the moment. The business of acting, also known as "show biz," can be so very difficult, competitive, scary, confusing, frustrating, sometimes but not always lucrative, fun, intense, challenging, and rewarding. Good actors have clear opinions and points of view, self-esteem, confidence, incredible attention to detail, a sense of humor, and are able to use their voice and bodies as instruments of expression. Bad actors are delusional, desperate, fake, stupid, with a warped sense of entitlement, they don't do any homework, and spend too much time over-analyzing themselves in mirrors.
DISCLAIMER: This is merely one actor's opinion. NB: Any and all peoples are permitted to agree or disagree with any statement made in this blog, past, present, and future. WARNING: If you tell me that I should not be saying this and should write instead about butterflies and lucky charms, or you post a vitriolic blog with a title using a direct quote and then pretend it's not about me or my blog, I will most definitely tell you to kiss my yellow ass, and also possibly to fuck off too. You can then tell me that I am being an unfair bully, or even to fuck off back, but then I will probably tell you that you smell like dog poo, take some form of medication, drink a beer, smoke a bowl, or get a piece of ass. POST SCRIPT: If you are not familiar with me or my blog, most of the time I am joking around, and sometimes I am ever so slightly sarcastic. Let's all bow our heads in prayer and ask that people of all races and genders lighten up, smile, love, respect one another, and that Obama/Biden beat the pants and panties off of McCain/Palin!!!
Damn it. I was SO close.