Saturday, December 22, 2007

Video of the week



This one made me smile. I always loved Peanuts and I enjoy a good YouTube video (for every 1 like this there are 200 that suck) Some good editing here, as an editor I would have loved to see him take it even farther but that doesn't spoil the fun.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

12 of 12 December 2007

The 12 of 12 is a fun project started by a guy named Chad (click link) that I try to do every month. It always seems to sneak up on me. I had fun.

8:21 AM - Morning stretch... no, I can't touch them most of the time with knees locked. I'm workin on it.

8:27 AM - The coffee steeps (thats what it does in a french press, right?) in the company of friends.

9:05 AM - Little Sis sent back her 'pod for me to put tunes on. Can you read the inscription? It's the same one I gave Older Sis, whose happy birthday it is today.

11:04 AM - Finishing up my contribution to SMFA3 - Demo Reels, I've cut a million of 'em. Due out in Feb '08!

2:11 PM - Driving to the UCB Theatre behind this low budget mattress delivery. I like how it looked.

2:35 PM - My wheelchair in the trunk. I'm loaning it back to Bill & Eric for their "Red Sandwich" Xmas show Thursday night. You should check it out, it's directed by a big time comedy guy Bob who held the door for me & the chair on the way in.

3:15 PM - I never stop at these. Today, thanks to 12 of 12 I walked past, turned around, dropped in a buck & asked to take a pic. Happyfuntime

3:35 PM - The sky looked great today. I like the blue and the architecture of the church and the trees.
3:35:30 PM - Similarly inspired as above. Its nice how 12 of 12 has me looking with photographers eye much of the day. So much learning & goodness!

7:15 PM - Believe it or not, that light blob in the middle of pic is a huge raccoon in a neighborhood in Hollywood.

7:16 PM - Bonus word/pic for this month is "Believe", which is really what you need to do to see the raccoon in this pic. Try clicking for larger.

7:32 PM - In Clem's living room getting ready for the reading of my buddie Matt's new Play.


9:11 PM - I'm leaving a little early...it's ok, my character, Miguel has been killed by act 2.

(post script - I just realized when you click these pics they get huge because my replacement phone was still on stock settings. D'oh! It is now switched back)

Monday, November 26, 2007

Video of the week


This one gave me many smiles. Enjoy.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanks

Happy turkey day everyone, enjoy being of service to your friends, neighbors, strangers & loved ones.

Monday, November 12, 2007

12 of 12 November 2007

The 12 of 12 is a fun project started by a guy named Chad (click link) that I try to do every month. It always seems to sneak up on me. I used a few pics from before to cover a gap.


1:00 PM - What happened to morning? I'm on my way to the late wrap party/early screening of "Wreck the Halls". My back hurts.

1:10 PM - A full tank of gas & clean windows gives you more horsepower, sure but it just doesn't seem to replace the pads.

2:05 PM - The lovely "Guy's" above the bowling alley next to Jerry's Deli. I never knew this was here. Pretty cool place for a little screening party.

2:30 PM - Here are the cheating shots I mentioned above since I forgot to snap some at the screening. Myself & lead Angel Megan Ashley.

2:35 PM - A few folks on set including my buddies 1st AD Jeff & Actor/Director/Writer Michelle.

2:30 PM - OK, last 'left over' pic is with my lovely pal Jodi on set. We ran into each other a bunch this year.

3:30 PM - Looking out the window at the end of the corridor leading to Mimi Webb Miller casting. Those umbrellas are protecting Hooters patrons. I went straight to callback for a Vitamin Water spot.

3:31 PM - While trying to get a pic inside the Vidal Sasson academy (just above Hooters) I instead snapped myself and the beach looking condos behind me. Notice the ghost wrap on my head. I have no idea how that turned out in this pic. Maybe it's a reverse vampire turban?

3:50 PM - I love the architecture in this office. Interestingly, I had a callback scheduled at Kari Peyton for Grandparents.com (from a sweet audition friday!) that got canceled last minute because they changed the specs. How fortunate for the fragile actor to be told about this straight to callback audition in the very same email as the cancellation.

4:30 PM - Angular shot down the alley of the free-for-2-hours parking garage.

5:45 PM - See that black dot just to the right of the naked branch? That is a giant spider in the tree next to our garages. He and his web are quite big. The bonus word for this month is 'grateful' and I'm grateful that I can notice weird odd naturey stuff & smile even when I feel like crap.

5:46 PM - White rose in front of my building. Hmmm, still seems kinda fancy. Hah.

6:00 PM - A closeup of the pattern on my tie, it's a Jerry Garcia.

Friday, November 09, 2007

#28505

Please sign THIS petition in support of the striking Writers, our creative brothers & sisters.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Real thing

Well, I didn't even get a chance to post about yesterday's straight - to - callback print audition for Coca~Cola with Brigid McBride Casting when I get the call today that I'm on Avail for it.

Avail...the mixed blessing. Come to think of it, straight to callback sort of is too. It's nice that they trust bringing you straight in to C/B but why didn't they the first time? (Thats humor there)

And last time I went straight to C/B I believe I booked!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Not in your hands

Had an audition for M&M's today over at Armstrong casting. Quicky at "the top of the world".

Sunday, October 14, 2007

12 down

I missed the 12 of 12 this month, that stinks. Let's see if I can post a lot of pics 'till November's to make up for it.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Back to the wall

Another Wal Mart audition, apparently I'm destined to be a smilin' Dad. Sounds good to me, this time it was for Gabrielle Schary.


Also I had a last minute call last week, we're talkin 5:00 for a 5:45 audition for Hardees. I made it in the nick of time!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Sometimes life is good

A man & his dates at the 2007 Shriekfest. More pics to come.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Shriek

NETHERBEAST INCORPORATED (The feature that I'm in thats rapidly making the festival rounds)

is coming to Cali for it's Los Angeles PREMIERE at SHRIEKFEST
~ The Los Angeles Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival.


PREMIERE : Saturday October 6th 2007 @ 8:15pm
Where: Raleigh Studios ~ 5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, CA


AFTERPARTY : Saturday October 6th Midnight 'til 2:00am
Where: The Knitting Factory ~ 7021 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA


Would love to see you there!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Mart Redux

Audition today at Cathi Carlton for Wal-Mart. My guess is it's the pick up from the canceled audition the other day. Or possibly they scrapped the last campaign for this new one. Either way, it was just a simple group scene & I finally filled out my Casting Frontier card, allowing me to swipe in my info at a number of casting offices.

Afterward I came home to finish up a reel for a repeat customer, he was quite pleased.

Monday, October 01, 2007

O'B

Big hugs to my friend Erin O'Brien. Read her, love her, buy her book.





Friday, September 28, 2007

next

Had an audition today at Alyson Horn for Wal-Mart. I arrived only to see a "Walmart cancelled" sign on the locked front door. First time that's happened, odd. Ah well, insert favorite Mart joke here.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

12 of 12 September '07

The 12 of 12 is a fun project started by a guy named Chad (click link) that I try to do every month. It always seems to sneak up on me. This is my second month with the new Pearl & I've discovered a few settings to take better pics.

9:15 am - Off to an Indie audition. Science type. The new non-glare reading glasses are coming in handy. Snoozetown is officially over.

9:16 am - Where was that cross street again?


11:30 am - The BONUS PIC™ word for this month was "unexpected". These are the packages I received from the lovely & talented Erin O'Brien.


12:02 pm - This is my USB coffee warmer/hub and it actually works! Although I think it freaks out my USB card out every now & again ...and I certainly would not use it for its hubliness.


1:07 pm - Worked on Mondays for 2 minutes. Whats a 4 letter word for online diary?


1:30 pm - Summer roles from the Vietnamese place in the Korean mall run by an awesome Chinese lady. Quite tasty.


4:00 pm - Inspired by my parcel post delivery from Erin, I walk to the 'lil post office around the corner to mail a birthday gift to my 'lil Sister (an engraved iPod Shuffle I bought for her a while back) to be on time for the 15th!


4:01 pm - Close up of the flowers above.


4:12 pm - Snapping off a quick one on the way out of said Post Office.


4:13 pm - Weird rocks & glowing quartz lamps in the shopping part of the post office building.


4:14 pm - Kinda hard to tell this place is there, which tends to make it less crowded.


4:22 pm - My building from across the street, it almost looks fancy. Hah!


6:35 pm - Off for a run. God it feels good to be looking forward to running again. And, yes, that's a cassette Walkman with United Airlines headphones -perfect for a sweaty run.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Sadle

After a long dry spell I had a commercial audition today. It was with Kathy Knowles for Prilosec as a NASCAR fan. With the dust wiped off me I went in & did just fine. It's good to be back now on to the next one!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Toofy Beast

Netherbeast Incorporated is on its way to the Toofy Film festival and your's truly will be there!



Thats right all my Colorado Hombr├ęs, I'll be inviting you to the show and sleeping on your couch in no time! This fest is kind of a big deal for the Ronalds Brothers, coming back to the old stomping grounds and premiering Saturday night in the Boulder Theater. Pretty cool deal for me too as I got started with acting in Denver/Boulder, studying alongside Dean in Bill Howey's class (yes, he's here in LA now & I am back in his quite excellent class) and performing Improv with Headgames™ in the West End Tavern's basement just down the street.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Dead guy

So I had my 1st audition through the new manager today. It was at Lieberman Patton casting for the new show "Pushing Daises". I was playing a dead guy who comes back to life with a touch from the lead character (the premise of the show). It seemed to go alright, we did it once, got a redirect & fired it off again with changes. I've been to this office half a dozen times in the last two years, a booking is imminent!

A few days ago I was thinking about the dry spell thats been happening. I'm somewhat used to it theatrically (that's one thing this new Mgr. is meant to change... ok the main thing) but commercially it's a bit unusual. So after a little slight self indulgent actor moping I got into action & put together a bunch of mailers to send out & waltzed them down to the little Korean post office around the corner. I always feel good walking back from that little post office, knowing that my face will be on a few more desks around town in no time.

And when I got back there was this new type of email waiting for me, from my Manager, asking if I can make this audition. Why yes I can, thank you.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

12 of 12 August 07

The 12 of 12 is a fun project started by a guy named Chad (click link) that I try to do every month. It always seems to sneak up on me. This is my first month with the new Pearl!

11:50 am - Jeff & Margo pose at breakfast with no flash. Let's try another in the same spot:


11:55 am - Jeff and Megan model for the first flash photo with the Pearl (how cool) Look, no silhouette!


1:32 pm - The kitchen looking slightly clearer than previous pics. Somewhat fuzzy. Light? Shaking hand?


2:00 pm - My new super-ergo-fake Aeron chair from Staples. It was a great geek week.


3:00 pm - BONUS PIC - "Light" was the word . This was an accidental straight shot into the sun while trying to capture an awesomely odd Hollywood type. (edit: I'll need to experiment with the light settings I see now...hope they're there)


6:15 pm - I arrived at Barnsdall park early to be greeted with a great parking spot & a fine view.


6:40 pm - Why an I here? For Independent Shakespeare Company's production of Macbeth, of course.


6:50 pm - I enjoy contrast...and didn't try for a better angle.


7:05 pm - Matt & Caroline enjoy a little Bard.


7:10 pm - As a matter of fact, we're all going back next week to see Richard II. Click for awesome Variety review.


7:40 pm - Looking up into the risers. Show's about to start!


8:10 pm - And there's the pal who I came to see, Frances Uku with McBeth himself, David Melville. They both did a killer job. Seriously, check it out. (I tried the zoom feature on this pic, works great but with poor resolution %)



9:40 pm - Playing with the flash at intermission with Matt. I deleted the one with no shakey-hand-while-pushing-button syndrome.