The Great Acting Blog: “No Longer A Daily Blog”
Today marks the 500th day in a row I have written a post in The Great Acting Blog. So, it is with a very heavy that I have to inform that my run must now come to an end. Getting my new feature film off the ground is proving to be an enormous challenge, and it means that I am no longer able to maintain the focus daily blogging requires. So, for the next few months or so I will be…
The Great Acting Blog: “Don’t Be Frightened Of Creative Choices”
Don’t be frightened of creative choices. These are the ones that feel a little bit risky, that may just get us into a little bit of trouble. They leap out of the imagination unexpectedly, and they feel right but we don’t quite understand them and we’re not sure whether they’ll work or not. But they’re also the most:
The Great Acting Blog: “It Seemed So To Him”
Some people only hear what they want to hear. Some people only see what they want to see. We tend to respond to a work via the prism of our own value system: a scene could be hilariously funny for one person, but utterly obscene to another. Your work then, will connect most strongly and most positively with those who have a similar value system to your own.
When ever we get a negative response…
The Great Acting Blog: “Always Remember The Magic”
I was not intrigued with the accouterments of success and fame, the furs, jewels, expensive automobiles and mansions… I can assure you that these things were not on my mind when I sat spellbound in that Pozzuoli movie house. It was what these performers on the screen were doing, not what they received for doing it.” – Sophia Loren
Yesterday, the magnificant Sophia Loren turned 80. Her words…
The Great Acting Blog: “Some Words From Charles Bukowski….”
1. If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it. Any other form of existence will be yet another dull book in the library of existence.
2. The free soul is rare but you know it when you see it – basically you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.
3. Drink from the well of yourself and begin again.
4. Poetry is what happens…
Mutual Admiration Society Had Been Selected For The IndieCork Film Festival
Check-out the teaser
Mutual Admiration Society, my collaborative feature film made with Rouzbeh Rashidi, has been selected for the forthcoming IndieCork Film Festival (12-19 October 2014). More info soon.
The Great Acting Blog: “Becoming An Actor Is Largely About Answering Questions”
Do I really want to be an actor, or is it just an idea in my head that will pass in time?
Once that has been answered positively, the new question will be…
Am I a good enough actor to warrant a place?
Can I make my living by being an actor?
Setting about answering those questions is the journey. Each new step requires overcoming our own fear. It is a fiery test, and everyone gets burned…
Check-out This Sample From The Noirish Project Ambient Soundtrack….
Delighted that the ambient soundtrack for Noirish Project is almost ready. More news on that soon.
Meanwhile, check-out this sample taken from the track, “The Alleyway.” The album is designed to be listened to independently from the film, but here I’ve set it to a montage of imagery.
If you’d like to download and watch the full Noirish Project feature film, click…
The Great Acting Blog: “The Superobjective Leads To Artistic Acting”
There’s always more work to do. It’s never done. The problem with overloading ourselves with too many tasks at any given moment however, is that it leads to panicky decision-making, a diminution in our level of performance, fatigue and the placing of too much meaning on the trivial. That’s why it’s so important to know what you want to achieve, to know what your objectives are – then you can…