Monthly Archives: April 2011
This week, after heavily evaluating our cable options, the hubster and I decided to nix our Time Warner Cable package with DVR service.
The big defining factor: Getting rid of cable, and upgrading the speed of our broadband service saves me approximately $60 monthly, or $720 annually. That can go for groceries, or tuition, or those daily (expensive) no-baby candies.
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With news that Mad Men, one of the few dramas I actually tune in for, is going to be on hiatus until 2012, I am resorting to desperate measures. I think I’m going to have to take solace in watching the following commercials over and over again, until I feel right:
As an attempt to understand why I find actors so odd, I have started reading The Art of Acting by Stella Adler. After a few pages, I understood why actors are odd: they were taught by eccentric instructors like Stella Adler. But now, at chapter 3, I have a slightly better understanding of where she’s coming from. In the most basic sense, acting should be coming from an organic place, and in order for actors to become organic in vastly different situations, they have to build a vocabulary of “naturality,” if you will…
Today I dropped off a packet for CBS’s Writers Mentor Program, which I am treating as a final exam. I was able to take today off, so I could put some more fixes on my Modern Family spec, salvage what I could of a short film script I wrote a while ago, and send my (notarized!) packet out. I have little confidence in that short film, but at least I had the two required pieces. And despite everything, that spec ended up pretty dern good!
So now I’m moving on to Quarter Two of Self Guided Film School. As you can see, I have most of my books ready: