Friday, July 12, 2013

The actors workshop: TAW

Last night was my first night back at The Actors Workshop in Salt Lake City.  It's an intensive course where you perform monologues and scenes that are filmed and broken down in the class.  The concepts and words of wisdom that stood out to me were:
  • Key words
  • Rhythm
  • Pacing
  • Levels
  • Variance
  • Beats
  • Listening

Acting is about bringing the passion. Passion in whatever emotion it is you're feeling.  It's emotionally draining to prepare and perform a scene but by that same token it also fills me up.  I feel most alive when I'm doing this and when I'm surrounded by other people who love the same thing.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Gearing up

When I'm not on set I'm studying my craft.  Next week I film a commercial and industrial and am also making my directorial debut for a new youtube series I'm creating of "Defining Moments" in peoples lives.

I'm taking an acting class with Michael Flynn at The Actors Workshop that starts this week. I'll be sharing with you the things I learn and take away from the workshop.

Have you ever heard of "The Opus"?  It's a new video made by the creators of "The Secret".  An Opus is a legacy you leave behind not because of what you accomplish but because of what you become along the way and how you share that with others.

My Opus is to share this journey with you.  I believe life is meant to be lived with passion and we should inspire each other to live our individual dreams!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Hi blog,
It's been awhile.  I feel like I've been inspired as to how I want to better use what you provide.  Back in the blogging heyday when all of my friends and I were blogging it was such a new and exciting thing.  For most people it was a documentation of their lives, but many soon moved to facebook and now are on instagram as an easier way to document and share.

Over the course of many years I've realized that not everything is meant to be out all in one place.  There is truly a time and place for everything.  I started separating my personal from my professional life over all of my social networks and have discovered this to work best for me.

This particular blog was always dedicated to my art but rather than expressing my thoughts, experiences, and growth with my art, I used it more as a tool to document rather than share things I had learned along the way. I want to share the things I learn with you.  I want to share this journey and hopefully help other performers with the things I learn. I would also LOVE to hear your thoughts and the lessons you learn.