YouTubing

Starting to make YouTube content, I realise that it takes a certain amount of artistic vision, patients and a lot of time to edit footage make it look and sound the way you want. My content is basically skit videos for YouTube, learning how to edit in the process and learning how to film content…

Brush off the Acting Dust

When you leave something sitting for a few weeks it starts to build up dust. The same can be said for you tools as an actor, well it is for me anyway.   I try and keep my tools working, so I don’t forget how to use them but lately I get so caught up with life. A…

Tales of a Procrastinator

I’ve been procrastinating my whole life. It first started at a young age, my mother would  sit next to me when I was doing my homework to keep me focused on the task at hand and that’s still a problem today. The last few weeks I’ve been so busy with my retail job that my…

New Year, Same Hard Working Me

Happy new year all. Its been a crazy start to the new year already. As the title implies I’m one of those people who don’t believe in waiting for the new year to be proactive. Before the new year, my wonderful girlfriend helped me devise a plan for the next few months to stay active…

Oh No…Risky Business

What do I mean by that? Well in terms of acting, what I mean is, there are jobs we take on sometimes that we don’t fully trust. I’ve had my fair share of learning moments in this industry. When I first started I was so eager to get into acting, I signed up to an…

No More Store Bought Banana Bread (Paleo)

I spoke about the foods I eat in a previous post (The Paleo Actor) and I think it’s time I start sharing a little more, so fortnightly alternating between my acting blogs I will be introducing a blog all about food and health. In the food blog I will be posting recipes and alternatives to some of our foods that we just can’t seem to give up. I will also have my sister co-writing as some of…

Building the Ads brand

Building my brand has been a journey in itself. One of the paths I’m taking is doing a podcast with good friends. These podcasts are created by my good friend Scott Sowter and I, this fun little podcast is all about us reviewing films, the creative side of the film industry. In the podcast we…

To Study or not to Study

I don’t think there’s an answer anyone else can give you to this question but your own gut feeling. I know both types of people, the ones who stand by studying and the ones who don’t. For me, I knew nothing about the industry so I chose to study. I think as a child we can build our imagination really well but once we get…

Working that “normal job”

It’s sometimes hard to balance both lives. I’ve touched on this in other blogs but it’s time I talk about it in more detail. Trying to live a normal life and trying to make something of yourself creatively, is not as conventional as most people would think. You don’t just make one movie and become automatically rich and famous like we see on TV.   In normal day to day life people go to a job interview, get…

Winner, Winner. Chicken Dinner

All my blogs to date have been mostly about overcoming hard situations of the creative life. This week I want to talk about some of the high times. Booking that job. It is instantly so gratifying knowing that someone is going to give you the opportunity to do what you do best and among other things, pay you for it. Most of my jobs have been indie films, they’re always fun…