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Yesterday was a pretty stressful day. It was definitely a burst into tears at various points of the day... including while at Whole Foods having lunch with girlfriends, 2 of them don't have kids, and I may be scaring them a bit. Oy. At least they'll go into pregnancy with open eyes.

However, I also got good news. I got casted in a commercial that I just on a lark decided to audition for. It is for the Mother's milk bank, and is a web/radio. And it's paid!

There were a lot of people at the audition, and I thought I sucked at it. They were auditioning people 4 at a time at Arts and Labour, and you stand on these X's on the ground and people across the table watched you or the projected video of you. I had to go first, and I thought I wasn't that great, and then these other people after me were really good actors.

Then I got a callback. I was surprised. I showed up and there were a ton of people that got a call back. In fact it ran an hour late. When I finally got to go, they paired me with another woman and had me improvise a bit. I pretty much tried not to act that much. The director told me "go smaller". And then I just tried to be me.

And I got the booking notice yesterday. It'll be nice to be "the talent" for this shoot. Hopefully the other side of the camera will be fun. So far being a director was the most fun aspect of film making.

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floppyghost
Jun. 19th, 2014 08:48 pm (UTC)
*hugs*

Sorry to hear about the stress. Take care of yourself. Hope you get a calm weekend. Film sounds fun, I keep admiring how you continually put yourself in new roles (hah!) I feel boring and vanilla by comparison.
ripresa
Jun. 19th, 2014 09:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the support. :)
zuleikhajami
Jun. 19th, 2014 11:10 pm (UTC)
That's so cool that you got cast!

How did you get the audition notice?
ripresa
Jun. 19th, 2014 11:40 pm (UTC)
there's a mailing list on yahoo, and people send their casting notices on it. I just get a digest each day, and usually just delete since mostly they want Caucasians :)
but they also post for crew, and i have been really enjoying filmmaking lately.

there's prob something similar in your area, you kinda have to hang out with the community a bit to find it. i think i found it through taking filmmaking class or some improv folks or being an extra somewhere.
gailmom
Jun. 20th, 2014 02:29 am (UTC)
congrats! sounds like fun. :)
athene
Jun. 20th, 2014 04:07 pm (UTC)
That's awesome. And the Mother's Milk Bank is pretty cool. If you're thinking about pumping at all, you might want to sign up to be a donor now (they make you take a blood test, but they pay for it), so if you want to donate milk once the kiddo comes, you don't have to worry about signing up at that time.
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