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6.20.2013

You Know You're in L.A. When...


Behold!!! The infamous headshot!

It was bound to happen, folks. After living in LA for over two years, I finally broke down and got myself some serious headshots. Yep. I thought I was gonna just go for a voiceover career, but my AMAZING voiceover coach, Carroll Kimble, convinced me that on-camera work would suit me...and I trust her, so I'm hoping she's right. (Cut to me staring awkwardly at a camera and a tumbleweed rolling by.)

With that, she referred me to another genius, Dana Patrick, who was not only a model years ago (yes, she posed with the best and rocked some gorgeous covers for the likes of Vogue and such - she is strikingly gorgeous), but one of the top headshot photographers in Los Angeles. Years of being in front of the camera definitely gave her the eye for capturing the best in people. And, after the shoot, I can honestly say it may have been the most fun I've ever had at a shoot ever. Her make-up & hair afficianado (also an actress, musician, and overall amazing person), Rachel Stolte, added to the overall joy. I laughed so hard my make-up smudged a bunch.

So, over the course of the last year or so, I've been trying to get my shit together enough to have a decent "actor" website. I have "actor" in quotes because I'm not a dramatic actor by any means. Do not ask me to pull off any lines from Shakespeare...unless it's the Yorick line...because who doesn't like melodramatically saying that one...I think we all need to exclaim "ALAS!" as often as possible. When I was doing theatre, I was always doing comedy (that was back in college), and 2 plays our of three, I played a waitress...a snarky waitresses with big parts...but a waitress nonetheless. I guess I give off that vibe...like you wanna order a coffee from me.

At this point, I don't even know if my brain has the capacity to memorize so many lines without messing anything up...so, I'm turning to film & print. (Take 523!...ACTION!)

It started when I got it into my little head that I'd love to be the voice in a videogame. As you know, I'm an avid gamer. If not, feel free to read this little diddy...but, of course, how does that happen? You become a voice actor...that's what you do. So, I saved up and put myself through a bunch of private voiceover classes and found myself loving it. Not only do you get to have fun, but there's no pressure about how you look! Show up in sweats and coo into the microphone about luxurious spring water or luscious chocolate treats. No one will ever suspect that you just got out of the gym and your hair looks like you've been hangin' out all day in a wind tunnel.

So, this is the beginning of a very Los Angeles kind of life. Let's see what happens. Any tips? Any thoughts? Am I flinging myself into the great unknown? TOTALLY...but, ya know what, I like shaking things up a bit anyway. Wish me luck! (I'm serious. Pennies in wells, crossed fingers, shooting stars. I'm counting on you guys & the universe!) xo!

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  1. May the force be with you in your acting endeavors! I have no words of wisdom to bestow upon you -- I was only in two plays myself and they were both in first grade (Chinese child #2 and Village Girl #5). But the boyfriend is looking into acting too! He's going to take a couple classes at a JC during the fall. And I'm playing with the idea of maybe auditioning for a coworker's webseries x__X Perhaps it might help me break out of my shell (I'm very quiet and shy by nature), sooo yeah. Look at us branching out! I hope I see your face on the little or big screen soon so I can be like, "THAT'S MY DARK SIDE SISTAAAAH!!!!" @(^_^)@

    <3,
    YDSS

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    1. You and your boy need to move to LA so we can hang out!
      We'll get you both on-camera in no time!

      I'll do my best in the meantime to get onto any sort of screen I can get on...
      NO trying...just doing...

      "Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try."

      Let's all branch out together! xoxoxooooo!

      <3,
      YDSS

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