Archive for November, 2009

Untold Crimes of Insomniacs

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Today I went up to Tarzana to shoot a scene from Untold Crimes of Insomniacs for a student at Columbia College. I play a goth cutter sitting in a graveyard. We got started a bit late but I think we got all the coverage we needed. Then we did it for another of her classes but had to change it so it was like a play. It was sort of weird. But oh well. We go back and do that second one again next week then we’re done.

After that I have no new shoots lined up. Though it’s the holidays, so it might be a relief to get some time off.

Photo update and High res poster

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

I updated my modeling page and added some older stuff by Doug Spice. It was used in the music video he directed as well, but they are nice shots so I put some up there. I also swapped a few of the pics on the headshot page. Just trying out new things.

Then today DB posted an 11×17 pdf of the current Leading Ladies Poster. It’s slightly different than the little one in that my square is in the center now instead of the left side. It makes me sooo excited.

Reel page back up

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Ok- its’ fixed now. The poster images weren’t working, so I had to rename them and re-export. not important, but I like having an image there when you go to the page instead of having auto-play.

reel temporarily down

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Updating the layout and the second montage.

Reel update!

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Ah, finally finished my hell week and had time to post my updated reel. It’s 3 1/2 minutes long instead of the 1 minute. Maybe I’ll make another 1 minute reel. Maybe I’ll also make a violence reel for footage that is not for the squeamish. You know where I kill or maim or am dead. I kind of think that would be funny, and useful for people who need that in an actress.

Anyway, Enjoy!

oh yeah, Rome Film festival happened

Monday, November 16th, 2009

The Experimental Witch premiered in Rome last month. Craig has yet to find out if his chapter was in the final cut or not. He won for that chapter and it’s pretty important to the story, but who knows. Hopefully he’ll get a copy of the whole thing someday. It was fun to work on and I wonder what the other chapters ended up like.

Mr. Blackwood, in the Library, with the 18th century knife

Monday, November 16th, 2009

I got stabbed in the library yesterday. Woo! We had to do a bit of kissing, which, as I’ve mentioned before, is my least favorite thing to do, but whatever, it’s not like it was making out. Then I taped the antique (seriously) knife handle to my stomach, added blood, and voila! Stabbed! it went quickly and I wrapped early. It was funny, I had to go all the way upstairs and back down with a bloody shirt because the layout of that place is as inconvenient as possible, so you go up then down again to find a bathroom. (Not sure how handicapped folk get there since there are only stairs to the bathroom, yet they have handicap stalls. I’m guess there is a lift hidden somewhere.) The director was concerned so he had me cover it with a towel, which was good since it was still wet and sticky anyway. So that was a wrap on Cutlery. I’m excited to get a copy because I have kind of goofy glasses and am all buttoned up. Plus I need some short hair footage for my reel. Everything I have right now is from before Leading Ladies.

I have one more student project booked this month. We shoot in her class next Wednesday. Hopefully we’ll finish early so I can get back to the office for our office Thanksgiving!

Leading Ladies Poster design!

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

SO EXCITING! The first cut is finished and the work in progress has been submitted to a ton of festivals. Now it’s on to polishing, color correcting, sound mixing, etc. Post takes forever.

Apparently too cute in person.

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

In other news I’m still trying to figure out the ideal headshot for me. I got feedback on the new one I was using that was really similar to the feedback on the more serious lawyer-y one I was using before. I look younger, cuter, more pixie-like in person they say. Actually not even ‘look’ so much as just have that vibe. So even though my newer shot is sweet and looks like me, it doesn’t capture how I am in person I guess.

I mean, I can’t complain about a CD telling me I’m way cuter in person, but I need to figure out how to get that across in a picture. I think I found one that is closer- the one I have on my business cards actually. It’s really close to the one I have but a tinge younger and more more interesting. I asked for opinions on facebook and got a lot that think the one I’m using is best (yes, it’s a very pretty pic of me) but I also got a lot on this other one, so I’m going to try it since my current one is sweet but a bit plain.

I think the challenge for me is that I see myself in a lot of different ways depending on my mood, but if I’m still coming across as cute in person when I’m not trying to be, I may as well embrace that and let that be what I’m selling for now. I want them to know what they are getting if their going to call me in, and my current pic isn’t very heavy on personality or energy.

Cuttlery – my first on screen death

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

This week I worked on a fun little short film for a USC grad student. It takes place in the very claustrophobic library on campus. It’s like a maze. they have to mark the floor so you can find your way out. The aisles are narrow and the ceiling is low. It’s sort of amazing. I think he said it was the space that inspired the script because it’s very deserted and there are a lot of places to hide. It would be really easy to kill someone there (spoilers!). We got everything but the murder done so Sunday should go smoothly. We have 5 hours for it.

This might be my first on camera death. I’ve killed and been a dead body a few times, but so far I haven’t died on screen that I remember. Should be fun. I hope I don’t over do it. I have no life experience being killed, so I’ll have to guess.