I had my first taste of theatrical performing in the autumn of 2001, in the small role of "Spider the Pimp" as a member of the troupe, Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts, aka PPTOPA. I always shout them out with fond memories!
It's TRUE...acting does get under your skin and runs clear through to your bloodstream. Over the course of the next several years I was either auditioning or performing in one community playhouse or another.
Below is a list of those shows and the characters I portrayed:
The Silver Screen is a Whole Different Ballgame
When it Comes to the Performing Arts!
With stage performing, mistakes are a standard part of the show that "must go on!" You don't have the benefit of a director yelling CUT in order to reset yourself for another take. A LOT of the process of making a feature film, or a short film for that matter, is based on the HURRY UP & WAIT principle. One scene in a film in which I assisted directing, Garroter, took two days of filming to capture less than thirty seconds of celluloid. And, I'm not talking a gigantic budget for Special FX either. However, if, especially as an actor, you use the time you're spending sitting around - to really pay attention to the things that are going on around you; from watching the sound and lighting folks prepare for a scene, to focusing your attention on what the director does at all other times when he or she isn't calling ACTION, to marveling at how the continuity leader and script supervisor do their thing...you basically have the opportunity for a free education on what it takes to produce a movie. Rather than introducing clips and information right here I figured it best to link you to our production company website. Simply click on the image below. Thanks!
In no particular order, I invite you to have fun watching some of these video clips of the aforementioned productions. Try to consider the technology, or lack thereof, at the time of filming in several cases. THANKS!