You ever notice an inconsistency in involvement from people on social media? I do. That's totally me. I will be all into posting, and then I just could care less. I'd rather read and comment on what everyone else is doing. I think that's okay... Luckily there's consistency with this Video Blog or no one might ever hear from me. I remember when I was on FB like all the time. Wow, how times have changed. Speaking of the Vlog, the link is below! Check it out.
Marie's Acting Journey 2017 | Wk. 17
1. What did I learn this week about my craft?
So I found out that I move a lot unnecessarily when I am on screen. In close-up shots it's especially noticeable. In my new acting class, I was shocked to see just how much a small shift can make. So I'm gonna put myself in a box from now on... only when practicing being on camera. See in the video the difference? Crazy. But the cool thing is that having that limitation of movement actually frees me up to focus more on the other actor. None of my energy can escape to random places. It's focused. So cool! Grateful to learn this.
2. What am I currently working on?
I wrote an episode! So you've heard me say before that I don't consider writing a forte of mine. And in fact, since college, I don't recall writing anything that I could say ever got finished or that I felt proud about. But today, I finished writing one episode of my series. Liz, my co-writer, has been an inspiration of course. I still have 7 episodes to go, but that is 8 pages done! Wow. (All the crazy, official writers out there are laughing at me, I'm sure).
Besides writing, I'm working on lots of new scenes since I am taking an extra acting class. So I'm staying busier though it's less busy. Imagine that...
3. What was my "faith" lesson this week?
Ever try to figure out what your purpose is? I am always doing that I feel. So I have been studying this book that focuses on how to figure out God's will and make decisions that fit within his moral will and my individual will. What I've specifically learned is that the answer isn't always so obvious, but to figure it out, if a couple things are there, it's a clue we are on the right track:
1. Is this in line with moral values, (and for Christians, is it in line with the Bible).
2. Does it use wisdom, knowledge and discernment, or is it foolishly hasty and dependent on emotional impulses?
3. Is there a sense of peace with this outcome.
It's a good place to start when figuring things out. I do believe we all have a purpose. I have a purpose. I feel like I'm living it right now, and that feels great.
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