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What is the most pressing thing on your mind these days?
This might be depressing, but I've been thinking a lot about how a lot of people get their break when they've finally decided to give acting up or at their last dollar living in their van. No real question in there, but that has been on my mind.
@Byron Wigfall I don't think that's depressing. I think maybe that's how God and the universe just works sometimes. Everything is a test to some degree. Everyones test is different. Different journeys, different lessons for everyone. I do think those stories are probably more of the ones you hear about because they carry so much inspiration, but it doesn't necessarily think it happens more often.
@lisin9 I just read Chrissy Metz's book "This Is Me" and she talks about this! She tells her story about her "This Is Us" auditions and her backstory. I definitely suggest!
There you are!
@Byron Wigfall Morning!
How has coaching from home been, now that shooting has started?
Not gonna lie. I love this set up and I am so grateful for it. The actors have not reached out to work on anything yet, but are responding to texts positively. We haven't gotten into the new episodes yet and are still picking up unfinished business (as you know) so there hasn't been a huge need. But I've got great live feed, communication w Director and Showrunner on set has been easy. Almost easier, because it's via text so we chat faster and without interruptions like we do on set. It will be different with each director, but this week was great.
@lisin9 that's awesome! Good to hear!
@Byron Wigfall Every day I realize how crazy lucky I am for this set up. You know because you've been over there how intricate the set up is. Everything I am doing has become easier. Much less stress on me. I am able to do homework w Eli, do laundry, work on lesson plans for class, all while doing my set job. I think the big drawbacks are going to be that actors tend to want and need understandably on the spot access, when they are in need. It's hard to plan to be in need. So they will miss those opportunities to just come up to me and run something by me. Also, the directors who prefer less communication with a coach will end up with less of my input where they might in a moment of real need turn around and ask me a question. I'm less worried about that on our show because right now the roster is all returning directors who know the show and cast very well. Not sure what the back half shows yet.
I need Halloween movie ideas for a 9 year old. He likes Goosebumps. (Hmmmm..... who do I know who might be in one of those.....?) Any other suggestions around that same scary level?
🎃 Hocus Pocus!
Hocus Pocus is my favoriteeeeee.
If he likes Goosebumps, try... "Are you Afraid of the Dark?" "Tales from the Crypt" and "Courage the Cowardly Dog"
I'm quarantined so anything online is a life saver to me.
Hi Jeanne!!! So lovely to see you here! How have you been enjoying class with Katie and Rachel?
@lisin9 Love them both. I've learned so much and enjoyed all the other actors and their view points. Kathie and Rachel are excellent on guiding everyone through the acting process. I've gotten my friend, Elyse Williams to be a member. I wonder if she's on today. She's accomplished and auditions quite a lot in the Charlotte market. I thought that would be interesting to the group.
@jeannehowell20 I am really happy you are enjoying yourself so much. Yes, Katie and Rachel are amazing at what they do and a wonderful teaching team! I am very lucky to have them. Thank you for the member referral! I look forward to getting to know Elyse as well.