Monday, May 18, 2009

hurry up and wait

Some frogs can leap up to 20 times their own length! (If I were a frog, I'd win the long jump at 114 feet) With mileage like that, they can be tricky little suckers to get your hands on.

To catch the best frogs, you may need to sit in uncomfortable and unnatural positions as you zero in on your opportunity. Weighing all factors and variables. If you launch yourself too soon, your waiting target will surely catapult away. But, if you have the patience to wait for the right moment, the rewards could be very cool.

The best things in life are worth waiting for. With the advancement of technology we have become consumers of NOW. The internet has brought the world to our fingertips with the click of a mouse. Which creates wonderful opportunity, but we lose our patience when required to wait. Life is a dichotomy. Sometimes you need to jump in and grab what you desire, other times it is ideal to wait for your moment.

A phrase that is heard often in the entertainment business is "hurry up and wait." This used to frustrate me to no end. I felt time was being wasted. Ticking by. But you have to hurry to get to the location, then wait. Hurry into makeup and wardrobe, and wait. Finally get on set, and wait - for last adjustments, fix the lights, sound checks, touch ups, someone has to run to the bathroom, and "whose phone is ringing?", and wait some more.

After training and few years of experience, I've learned that this time "waiting" is not wasted time, it is in fact extremely valuable and necessary. What you decided to do with that time has a huge impact on your performance and overall experience. I've seen many people fall into the trap of gossip, breeding ground for negativity. This time can be spent preparing for your scene, bonding with your fellow performers and available crew, not to mention networking. I always like to ask if there is anything I can do to help. Usually the answer is no, my job is be on and ready when I'm called. But, it resonates with others when you reach out. It shows you care about the project and are a team player. Many times on non-union or low budget jobs, there are things you can do to help stay on schedule, which makes producers HAPPY!

Here are a few projects I was able to land that I would love for you to check out - music, print, and film.

We are a band. We rock.
Check us out...
Be our Fan on facebook!!!
Myspace too
The album "Half the Time" by Pablo is available for purchase on iTunes
We are currently working on and recording a new album which will be released soon!
Come check us out on Wednesday, May 27th, 10:00pm at Fontana's in NYC. ($7 Cover)
Incentive**** - I will buy a drink for the first 3 people to walk up to me at Fontana's and tell me I'm a "big fat frog" (Band mates not included - sorry guys) ****

A new hands free baby carrier. If you purchase one, my smiling face and the sweetest little baby will greet you on the front of the package. I love this carrier. Family owned and designed by a new mother when none of the other carriers on the market were adequate for her. Very comfortable with many positions for you and your child as they grow.

A tense mixed martial arts independent fight film. A secret cash prize contest. Whenever you meet a ring bearer you must go somewhere secluded and fight. The winner takes the ring. The one with the most rings wins. No rules, no refs. When a black clad ninja group gets involved it becomes a matter of life and death. FIGHT RING is available for pre-queue on Netflix and pre-buy on Amazon NOW! Release date June 16th...

Thanks for reading! I'll be back with more in a week or so.

have you kissed a frog today?

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