Here I am, back again... it's been two weeks, but I've been busy. It's been a good couple weeks. The journey continues, because I'm only halfway through 2017!!!
Marie's Acting Journey 2017 | Wk. 22/23
1. What did I learn this week about my craft?
Well I actually learned a lot more French or rather, a lot of the language that I could speak back in highschool and college came back to me. Why? Well I made a friend who speaks very little English, so we had no choice but to communicate in French. It was awesome. It made me realize a lot about how we communicate with others in general and the importance of genuine connection, intonation and facial expressions in acting. Pas mal. Not bad.
2. What am I currently working on?
Well I've actually been working on a lot in the last two weeks. I uploaded my new headshots onto my acting platforms. Thanks everyone for your input. Barbara Beneville, my photographer, did an excellent job as usual. I always see myself in her photos, and that's exactly what the casting directors and producers will see, so it's perfect. I also had my first two auditions in 3 months. Yes, 3 months. It's the longest time I have gone without one, but I cannot complain. I've got an action plan and am doing my part to make sure I'm ready for the coming work. It was fun and refreshing to be able to use what I have been working on in class for actual auditions. Lastly (yes, it's been a busy couple weeks), is I recut my acting reel! Visit it here. It's a shorter version that highlights the best of what I have been blessed to do.
3. What was my "faith" lesson this week?
I learned that I might have to take my professional career in some new and/or exciting areas in the coming months. I think I tend to play it safe often, and I don't like surprises. No surprise in that at least... I know this full well about myself. But I can't grow, and I can't do what's best for me without some risk. Again, if I don't go out of my comfort zone and into the realm of the unknown (at least temporarily), there can absolutely be no faith involved. Faith is being sure of what I hope for and confident in what I cannot see, so if I can see it all, it's not faith, it's planned.
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