Hello friends, fans, and family,
thank you to all of IME Blog supporters. You are awesome! Incase you don't know February 20, 2018 YouTube is requiring channels to have 4000 hours of watch time in the last year and at least 1000 subscribers. Here are some YouTube videos talking about it. Most YouTubers think that it is a good change and some others are scared because they don't quite meet the requirements. Some of the questions that are being asked is how do I gain more subscribers to may channel?! And obviously the second question is how do I get 4000 watch hours or watch time? Here are some quick pointers that should help you.
First you need to be consistent. For the next twelve to eighteen months uploading videos when you say you're going to upload them. Come up with a schedule that is right for you and upload at that time, everytime that you say that you're going to. More is better but set it to your life schedule and goals. So, this means that you can only upload once a week then keep it, set it and be consistent at it. So, that people will know when to expect you online and/or your upload.
Next you need to improve over time. If you want people to watch your videos for a longer duration upload quality work and improve over time. Always look for ways to improve your videos and your channel. This includes but is not limited to graphics and text art or word art, as well as video quality and editing.
Now let's talk about Search Engine Optimization -SEO, you're trying to give YouTube enough information that when someone search for a topic YouTube knows that your video satisfy that request. One way to do that is metadata and trying to make the data relevant to that search as much as possible. So, know what people are searching for helps a lot and then match all of your metadata to those search terms. In conjunction with that is keyword research and setting your key words so that it will rank in YouTube. Here is a link that will help you out.
The last thing that I am going to talk about today is branding and your thumb nails. You must look at yourself/channel as a business and your business need a brand and/or a face. This carries over to your YouTube Thumbnails. If you want people to know you as the face of your videos then your face needs to be included in your YouTube videos. This is the same if it was your business or YouTube logo. Your channel art and theme should reflect other associated artwork, thumbnails and videos. You want to include it in everything that is associated with what your business/YouTube channel and everything that your channel puts out and/or is involved in.
The JB&I Show is gone but the I.Middleton Entertainment - Fire Nation YouTube channel is still there, what now? A lot of thing affected the JB&I Show demise. One is its declining views and hardship of putting the show together. I am not saying that I will not bring it back at a later date but as for now the JB&I Show is gone. With the updates to the YouTube policies it kind of placed the nail in the coffin as it were. So, what now, you may ask? Well, a consolidation effort is going into place and I am going to be doing four major topics on the IME - Fire Nation YouTube channel. First the IME Blog is going to be a YouTube show and we will be talking about everything entertainment. The IME Blog is a form of the JB&I Show so don't be surprised if you start seeing the JB&I Show again soon.
So, one of the four topics will be entertainment, the next will be gaming I will be uploading gaming streams from Twitch.tv/8010az to YouTube. You can watch me live every Sunday at 10pm. The other type of videos that I am going to be uploading is fitness videos. Firehawk fitness is something that I am starting to help myself and others gain a healthier life through fitness and nutrition. In conjunction with this leads me to my last topic witch is motivation videos. All of us need some motivation sometimes, even me. So, I will be encouraging you to do that thing that you know that you can do but is afraid to do because of the possibility of failure. And I will continue to encourage you to keep going once you have made that decision to do it.
I am going to close with, everybody fails. It is the ones that get back up and continue and never give up is the ones that you read about and learn there resolve for success and are successful. I want to encourage you. You can do it. Never give up, don't ever give up. Keep plugging away and keep pushing. You can do it. It took me many years to finish my degree but I was able to achieve that goal through this process of never giving up. Have a wonderful and blessed day.
Hello Friends, fans, and family,
I am going to be making a lot of changes to the IME website. I am going to start with the first page and then I am going to work on each and every page. My goal is to make it more pleasurable for you and promote the attitude and theme that I want my brand to be. Fitness, Gaming, and Entertainment this includes but is not limited to acting, broadcasting, hosting, promotions, working out, podcasting and so on. My goal is o provide the best quality entertainment and products possible while earning a living. I am hoping that my redesign is going to promote that and do that so I am going to be narrowing down a lot of things so that I can focus on one thing at a time. I must do the best that I can and be the best that I can be. I believe in myself. These are the things that you should be saying to yourself. You need to believe in you.
Now, let's talk about Black Panther. As you may or may not know that the Black Panther movie comes out this month everywhere on the 16th. I am looking forward to seeing it. I have high expectations for this movie and I believe that they are going to deliver. From what I have seen so far they have an outstanding concept of Wakanda and all of the different tribes. I am looking forward to seeing all of the special effects and battle scenes. I also want to see how they integrate from the Captain America Civil War movie to Black Panther. They have been talks and scenes that should effectively merge the two. The death of the king is a great subject line and segway into why everything is happening in Wakanda. We must have new gear and awesome products for me to purchase, haha. So, I say definitely check out the Black Panther when it comes out February 16, 2018.
Okay, Black Lightning is going strong and I am totally please with what I have seen so far. I think that the directors are doing a great job and casting have casted the best actors for this awesome TV Show. I like the colors that they have chosen for this show and as you may or maynot know the villians make or break the show. If you're villain is way too powerful for the hero then it is, why, have that hero go against this guy unless the hero somehow gains more power through the course of the season to defeat the overpowered super villain. The same goes for if you're villain is too weak then it still is, why, because the hero is way too strong for the villain. Unless that is apart of promotional stuff and we the audience finds out that the villain is way stronger than he/she or production lead us to believe. I think that they done an awesome job with Black Lightning in this. Give me your feedback on this show or any show that you would like me to talk about and I will review the show and talk about it in my next video.
I am going to close with, it is up to you to decide what your passion is and then go after it. Do all that you can do to support and make your passion your every day. What you chose to do for a living is your choice. You may do something until, whatever, but make sure that you stay focus on your goal(s). If you are doing something that you want to do then it is not work. Moreover, you tend to put more time into something that you enjoy doing. The main thing is set a plan review your plan and stay focused on your plan. Have fun, enjoy yourself and work hard and consistent. Have a wonderful and blessed day and thank you for reading and for your support.
Hello friends, fans and family,
today I want to talk to you about fitness and entertainment. If you don't know I am a big supporter of fitness and health. I have been working on my fitness level since I was young in middle school and if I want to totally be honest since I was in city league football so that would be like ten years old maybe even younger then that, haha. My point is I seen the importance of being healthy and fit. Not everyone wants to be and/or needs to be at the same fitness level. But from what I have seen everyone like to see that person fit, in shape, and healthy. It is reflected in the movies and TV Shows, it is also reflected in the comic books and summer and spring times at the beach. So, to say that fitness is not entertaining is not true on so many levels because we get great joy seeing that fit person strut their stuff and especially if we are that fit person. The satisfaction of achieving that long journey of fitness is satisfying on so many levels it is hard to explain.
The fitness journey is a never ending journey because the person is constantly monitoring the intake of food, the output of working out and cardio. Trying to keep their body engaged and in s state of relative shock to maximise their results. I know that I do. I watch fitness videos on YouTube and I checkout Mac Trucc and Kali Muscle And CT Fletcher and I am inspired by their successes and achievements and even inspired by their struggles. Because selfishly sometimes it is good to know that they are going through some struggles as well and still maintain that go get'em attitude. My hat is off to them because they have fans that are engaged in their fitness lives and actively support them. I pray for CT Fletcher every day and I pray that he achieved his goals and get a new heart. I like watching these awesome fitness leaders because they are inspiring and showing that it can be done regardless of your back ground, no matter what your age, no matter what your ethnicity, no matter your heritage. You can do it too.
I watch Big Boy From Strength Cartel and Mike O'hearn and I realize how hard it is to do this fitness thing. It is even harder to stay fit and healthy but they are doing it. They are sharing their lives with us so that we can be entertained and inspired. I read that if you show someone that it can be done then that in itself will remove most of the automatic limiters that we placed on ourselves. These limiters comes in many forms and one major form is self doubt, but I am also include self hate and fear. Now, when you compound that with the naysayers then that is a recipe for failure. You/Me must overcome the internal battle first and foremost before we will ever have a chance achieve any of our goals. The outside distractions will not even be a factor once the internal is conquered and for all of you Christians out there, you are more than conquerors, so, conquer it.
No, it is not going to be easy and yes you may lose some friends along the way. But it is achievable. In any goal achievement you have to deal with two things that has always been a problem for all of us. What is that you may ask?! Well, I am glad that you asked, it is time and pain. Time is something that never waits and is always running no matter what you do and/or say time marches on. Once you add in pain that by itself will get most people to quit and give up. But now pain is team up with time to stop you from achieving your goals. And this dynamic duo is ruthless and merciless and continuous. So, you missed one day but it's okay because it is just one day and then something else pops up, and then something else comes up, and finally you have a chance to workout but it is cold this morning and no one like to get up and run and/or go to the in the gym in the cold. So, you don't go and now it has been two weeks and you have not worked out at all since two weeks ago or longer. Now, time starts to speak to you, "Don't go back to the gym. It is too much of a hasle."
But you are strong and you decide to go and you workout and the next day you are sore and in pain. Time and pain comes to you and says, " I don't know why you are trying so hard. Noone is going to notice all of the work that you're doing." It's been a month since your last workout and you all but given up. Flipping through some YouTube videos you see a motivation video and people saying exactly what you are feeling. You think to yourself how can they know exactly what I am going through. Wow, but the next part that you hear is even more surprising. They tell you that it is not too late that you can still achieve your fitness goals and they say that it is achievable and you can see that it is achievable because they did it. So, you head back to the gym and you're relentless and no matter what pain and time through at you, you manage to stay in the gym and stay consistent. Not even the naysayers can get you to quit. Your internal fears has turned into hope and drive. One day you take a photo of yourself and you have done it. You think to yourself not too long ago I was in pain not just physically but mentally and time never stopped once and waited for me to recover. But I was still able to achieve my fitness goals and the naysayers became your praisers and haters, and that is okay because you know now that it was you who stopped you and not them. Because you decided to not let them stop you.
I started my fitness journey and I am starting over every day and I realize how hard it is to keep going and how easy it is to give up. I also realize that no one is going to care if I fail. My YouTube channel has no viewers and my podcast ended. My show, the JB&I Show faded aways and no one mentioned a word about it to me. I ask myself why and I realized that I allowed myself to fail. As hard as it was to accept I decided to allow that pain to set in and I decide to start anew and achieve my fitness goals. How can I hate someone for doing the same thing that I am doing to myself. I got a message from YouTube saying because of the new policies and updated rules and regulations that I must now must have over a thousand subscribers and over so many hours of viewer watch hours per month. So, in a nutshell it is like receiving a pink slip in the email. I will no longer be a YouTube partner. In essence I am fired but I can reapply for partnership if I am able to meet the new minimum requirements. Of course fear steps in and I wonder how am I going to get people to watch my videos and I am I going to keep people engaged?!
It was hard talking about this because I don't know if I should even try to re-establish my YouTube channel. Is God trying to tell me something?! Or, am I just being a coward because I am looking for an excuse to give up. What if I try and give it my all and still fail? What then?! At this point I am not just talking about my YouTube channel, no, I am talking about all of my goals that I am attempting to achieve. My inspiration came from a place that I never expected, the bible. Wow, I never expected to receive motivation from the bible. Now, my journey is not over and it is never easy talking about something that is still in development because of the possibility of failure. The embarrassment of saying I failed, again, but what if I am able to achieve my goals. I won't need my YouTube channel. It would be an added bonus but not a necessity.
So, I am going to close with, you are your own worst enemy. You will talk yourself out of some of the awesome things that only you can do, only you can inspire, only you can achieve for yourself. The cliche goes, every journey begins with one step but most people are too afraid of taking that first step because of the possibility of failure. Sometimes, failing is the best thing that could ever happen to us. Celebrate your achievements no matter how small you think that it is because you never know who is watching and whom you may be inspiring. Once the celebration is over, once that moment is done, keep going and don't give up. Never give up. You can do it.
Hello friends, fans, and family,
If you have not seen Black Lightning then you need to see it. It was exciting to watch and I encourage you all to see it. I just hope that they continue to put there best efforts forward. Now, don't get me wrong they are issues that I see with the show. They are using a lot of stereotypes, and I am guess that it is because they wanted to express the community's destress. The performances of all of the actors and actresses involved in the show was nothing less than awesome.
They gave us the depth that we needed to see and feel to gain the gravity of the show. We got to see the big bad of the season and the immediate threat. How Black Lightning is going to deal with it is going to be awesome. We knew from the previous reports that his daughters were going to get powers but to see it, oh my, it was excellent. Only one episode is out right now so not a whole lot to report and talk about. I am going to talk about more later and how I think his daughters are going to play a factor in saving their community and city.
With the outstanding opening of Black Lightning I think that it just makes us want to see more and I for one want to see how they going to show the development of Black Lightning as he tries to save his community and re-establishes his family and train his daughters to safely use their powers. Of course he is not going to want them to get into the life of crime fighting. But, I think that they are going to be deeply involved whether they want to or not and I believe that they are going to want to help. I know that they will help and to see them use their newfound powers is going to be exciting.
I also play Hearthstone I have a stream that is on Twitch.tv it is called 8010az. I also have it on here as well. The link is here, even though I don't play all of the time when I do it is a lot of fun. I enjoy interacting with people in chat and talking about the game and even life. I also play other games but Hearthstone is my favorite game to play. The theme of my channel/community is theFire Nation/8010az. I am Da Fire Hawk and as a viewer and chatter in my stream you are apart of my team, Team Fire Hawk. I stream when I am not on an acting/background job. Even though I am always submitting myself for work (every day) I don't always find work. I also have a workout schedule that I re-started today as well, haha. I am improving my health and achieving my fitness goals.
I am going to close with, It is not easy doing something that is going to take more than a day to achieve because the laziness sets in and also the complacency. They are so many reasons why you should skip a day and/or stop trying because of past failures and the naysayers who always seem to be around when you do fail or at least that is how it is for me. However, to be honest I do fail a lot, haha. Have a wonderful and great day and as always, thank you for your support.
Hello friends, fans and family,
you all are suppers and I consider you all apart of the family - Team FireHawk. I was asked to explain what the Fire Nation - Team FireHawk is all about so I am dedicating this post to that end. I will also talk about other things but I will try to answer your questions that you ask me. 8010az came about as a username that I used to play video games back in the day. When I started my twitch channel 8010az I also attached the Fire Nation to 8010az and I hired someone to do the logo for me. He delivered what I asked for and I was thrilled at what I had seen. At that moment the Fire Nation was born.
The team FireHawk concept came about when one of my viewers said that they wanted to be apart of team FireHawk. This was new to me and I never heard of such a thing even though I called myself FireHawk when I am doing my broadcast. I need you to understand something, I have been calling myself FireHawk since I was DJing. I was DJ FireHawk for all of this time and not once did anyone said that to me. So, I added team FireHawk to the Fire Nation concept and it worked. People liked the idea of being apart of the team and a community.
So, I submit to you an understanding and ethos of what The Fire Nation - Team FireHawk is about. The Fire Nation is a community of people who support each other and we come from all walks of life. We have chosen to support each other in our prospective careers, so, not all of us are streamers, not all of us are fitness professionals, and not all of us are actors but all of us see the importance of pursuing our dreams. We know that doing something that is not considered normal or of the average every day will be considered crazy and even stupid. Our stand is that if you believe in yourself enough to pursue your goal of whatever. You deserve to get the support that you need. We also know that you are going to have failures and pitfalls. But if you keep going and if you continue to fight and yes I say fight because it is a battle and you may not be battling someone or a person.
Listen to you on this, you may be battling your own laziness, you maybe battling poverty, you maybe battling other people precepts about you. This fight, your fight will only end when you achieve your goals. But I encourage you to not stop there continue to battle to continue to improve and to continue to grow. Don't be average! You have worked too hard to allow yourself to just be average. I don't care what profession that you are in, never be average.
Always strive to be better and to be the best that you can be. This is the ethos and the concept of the Fire Nation - Team Fire Hawk. So, you will see me mention fitness, acting, gaming and more as we grow as a team and a nation. I always consider that I stop being "normal" when I joined the military. So, the aspect of average has never been something that I strive for. You as yourself should never strive to be average and you may even ask why would someone try to be just average?! Well, the answer is to fit in and to be accepted. But are you truly being accepted or did you just killed yourself from being you to the fullest?! If they did accept you for what you presented yourself to be and that is not truly you, then they still did not accept you. Be you to the fullest you are above average so be above average.
Now, let talk about some TV shows. Like, Supergirl. Supergirl is moving to a different time. DC's Legends of Tomorrow is going to take her time slot. It is confirmed that Kid Flash is going to be with them and I am interested to see for how long and how they use him. Another show that debuts this week, maybe today is Black Lightning. I am expecting Black Lightning to be great just basing from what I have seen on the TV trailers. I really believe that you are going to enjoy this series and his daughters are going to be super heroes as well. The Flash is also going to be back and Berry is on trial for a murder that he did not commit.
I am very interested to see how that handle it and if they can prove his innocence. What are they going to sacrifice to prove him to be innocent? Will Joe cross the line will Iris tell everyone that he is the FLash to set him free? If she does this will it set him free but at what cost. Okay, y'all that is my run down. Is there anything that you want me to cover? Please leave your suggestions in the comments below. Do you want me to talk more about a movie or show? Would you like for me to go into more detail about a show? Leave all of this in the comments and I will respond. Thank you.
I am going to close with, Every journey long or short beings with one step and we never will be ready to take that first step. Also, that first step is also the scariest of all of the steps because it is unknown and you can't see anything to help you determine if it is a good step or not. But if it is something that you want to do, such as finish school, start a business, and so on. Not taking that step would be worst because you will always be wondering what if? Or you end up saying I would have but, I could have but, I should have but, and the bottom line would be that you did not.
A lot of inventions start with failures and disappointments and people saying that you are crazy for even trying. I will use myself in this instance, I get told that I am too old, too short and too dumb to be an actor. But I believe that I can do it and do well at it. I am also told that there is no look like mine that will get me cast in any "real production". I am told to just give up because no one is going to see my talents, and no one is going to give me a chance, and no one is going to help me. People will kick me down and beat me down before they help me up. However, I believe in me and I also have a few other people who also encourages me. My journey is not over and I have a long way to go but I believe that I can do it. Thank you for always reading my blog, thank you for your support, have a great day.
Hello Friends, fans, family and supporters,
I added in supporters because I have a few who believes that they fits more in that category than friends and fans but I think of you all as family. I am going to answer a few questions that I was asked. The first question is the JB&I Show coming back? As of right now I am not sure. Every episode is done by me and as my schedule fills up it is harder and harder to do. I thank you for your support and I will put out more JB&I Show content but our views is dropping and it maybe because I have not been putting out more than one show a week. Due to me either working in acting or working as an Uber driver I have not been able to put out more than a few JB&I Shows a month. I also sold my camera as well so that does not help things either. Ah, I am thinking about finishing the JB&I Show and I may replace it with something else but I am not feeling encouraged at the moment to do another show. I hope that answers your question.
My other question is how is my acting career coming along and do I see myself doing some major productions this year? Well, I believe that my acting career is coming along just fine. I am constantly submitting myself for acting jobs on a daily basis and I am constantly looking for acting work as well as networking. I am with Hollywood Original Talent. Lisa Butler is the president. I am really stoked to be with these guys. Here is a bit more about them: Hollywood Original Talent is a full-service talent agency located right in the heart of Hollywood that specializes in diverse talent. Los Angeles is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, so it's only natural that an LA based talent agency such as HOT Agency, would be able to fill any casting need by offering the most exceptional and uniquely original talent.
I am not a SAG/AFTRA but I am endeavouring to be in the union. Here is the steps of becoming a "union" actor. It is not an easy road and I am working very hard to become union, and all that I have to is this: A performer becomes eligible for SAG-AFTRA membership under one of the following two conditions: (1) proof of SAG or AFTRA employment or (2) employment under an affiliated performers’ union.
I am still optimistic and determined but I am not going to pretend that I am not working extremely hard or that this journey has not have an affect on me. However, I am still happy and still working hard. I give all of that credit to God and friends and of course to all of my supporters like you. Those are the questions that I have been asked for the new year. I will keep you posted on how things are going. As I am able to do so I may not be able to say everything due to NDA but I will say what I can, when I can. This projection is an optimistic outlook on this year and my acting career.
Now, let talk about returning shows. Marvel Runaways has been renewed for another season, The Flash and Arrow is also returning. DC Legends of Tomorrow lost FireStorm but he will be replaced with Wally West (Kid Flash). It is not certain if he is going to be with them for more than just one season. He may end up on Teen Titans/Young Justice. Either way it is good to see them using him more. He has come along way. Supergirl is also returning they are going to be going to a new time to make room for DC Legends of Tomorrow. I am excited to see all of these TV SHows returning. I am actually hoping to be on the show one day. That would be so cool.
Some New shows that are coming this season is Black lighting and Cloak and Dagger I am really excited to see them creating these comic book superheroes. I am extremely interested in seeing how the prtry these comic book heroes. How are they going to make them relevant to today's day and age of viewers and nerds like me, haha Okay, that is it for now.
I am going to close with, thank you for your support and love. Thank you for allowing me to share portions of my life with you. I know that even though that I have training and experience I know that I still have a lot to learn. Thank you for coming on this journey with me.
Hello friends, fans and family,
Now that we are in the new year it is a time for a new beginning and continued struggles. We make a new resolution for this new year and we even make detailed plans on how to keep how new resolution active and relevant. As long as we don't give up and move forward towards our self given goals we can achieve it. Even if it is losing 100 lbs over the whole year. I want to encourage you to achieve your goals, I will write about my journey as I endeavour to lose weight and be healthier. It is something that a lot of us do at the beginning of the year. We say that we are going to lose weight and in that there is nothing wrong, however, where we get mislead is the time frame and amount in that time frame that we are trying to lose. They are personal trainers that you can and should higher to help you navigate this treacherous course. I understand what people say about having a new resolution in a new year and how long it is going to last. They can say what they want but they don't make decisions for you. You decide whether or not you are going to achieve your goals not them.
Now, that we have covered making a resolution in the new year, they are so many movies that are coming out this year. One of which is Black Panther, I am expecting so much from this movie. I really like the direction and the theme that they have chosen, even the music is awesome. So, of course I am highly suggesting that you all see this move. Black Panther comes out in February of this year.
I am going to write about my journey in me losing weight and getting in to shape. I may even post it on YouTube, if you all agree to follow and give your inputs. I am not sure what I am going to call this journey but it would be great if you came along.
Okay, here is my first entry. I have been doing a lot of research and the first part of weight control and weight lost is eating. I have set some dishes that will be a challenge for me. But I believe that I can do it. Me eating healthy will play apart in my workouts as well. I have set an eating regiment one meal every three hours. I nice small portioned meal that contain protein, and vegetables. I shall also drink a lot of water, one gallon a day as well as protein drinks to supplement me after workouts. I am also going to be taking BCAAs in liquid form. This is that first step and the first step is complete. Stay tuned as I continue my journey of losing weight and fitness.
I am going to close with, acting and entertainment is so much work that many will chose to go another way. This path, this rigorous road of survival, entertainment, and family collide. I knowing of such things and realizing that many will attempt it and fail. We continue forward, we continue to hope, train, and explore the possibilities of success. But in this union based business, only a certain few will be accepted in and even less will remain in the end. So, why do we journey such perilous paths.
Do these people, do we, enjoy such things?! This pain that we feel, this rejection that we get from the countless auditions and endless streams of "No" is more prevalent than that yes with monetary earnings. This is multiplied and amplified if you're not in the union. With no solid ways into the union one can just pray and hope that they will figure out away to get three vouchers and/or on board a union production. They are many things associated with trying to be apart of the union, many benefits.
If we are going to do this we must prepare and be focused. They are going to be naysayers all along the way but this journey that will be ever going will be a journey filled with pitfalls and failures. Nevertheless, we can call this journey successful if we are able to achieve our goal of becoming apart of an on going production as a full time union actor with a speaking role. Be encouraged and never allow anyone to convince you that you are nothing and that you are worthless. You are awesome and wonderful, as well as smart and beautiful/handsome.
Hello friends, fans, and family,
as we surf this holiday season and face the traffic of people and cars to get our gifts and/or return them, haha. I want to encourage you to be safe out there and to take a moment to enjoy your day. This time of year can be so busy that you forget that it is a joyous occasion. So, from the bottom of my heart and from everyone here at IME, Merry Christmas. I am Isaac (FireHawk) Middleton and I am the editor/blog writer and creator of the IME Blog. I do higher other writers to write some articles for me because of my schedule. They are screened and they have proven that they do good and great work. I do my highering by way of fiverr.com. I do a lot of my external higher this way and you can even higher me through fiverr as well. Here is my link, Click Here.
Today I am going to talk about Star Wars and a few other movies. But first let's talk about Off The Deep End. This book is an awesome book. I have been saying since the day it was available. Now, my sayings is back up by even more people who give reviews on books saying the same thing that I am. Redheaded Booklover Blog, give Off The Deep End five stars and she said, "Off the Deep End is by far one of my favorite thriller novels of all time." To read the whole book review please click here. Off The Deep End is still available for sale and I strongly suggest that you read this awesome book if you love thriller horror books.
So, if you have not read Off The Deep End you should definitely read it. Now, let' go on to movies. The Shape Of Water, is a very good movie and it is worth watching. Elisa is the main character of the movie and her whole life is changed forever when she and a co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment. It is a heart filt and involved movie that I know you will enjoy. Star Wars - The Last Jedi is a really good movie but you should not expect it to be like the old/yester years movies of old. They are a lot of good parts to the movie and I think that, that within itself makes it worth watching. If you want to see all of the lightsaber action and action sequences then yes this movies has it all. It has turns and changes in the movies that you would not normally expect and this makes the movies even better. So, I say definitely check it out.
I am going to close with, the enjoyment of a movie and/or anything, goes deep within the human psyche. If we can see ourselves and/or identify with a character it does not have to be the main character, just a main character. We tend to enjoy the movie more if we can identify with a main character. If we can identify with a situation something that we might have gone through or a potentially go through we can enjoy the movie. Your mindset can change a situation, in the terms of how you act within the situation and potentially coming out of it. Have a wonderful and happy holidays. Merry Christmas to you all. Thank you for reading and for your support.
Hello friends, fans, and family,
as we are in the holidays they are so many things going on this time of year. It is far too easy to forget to have fun and to take a moment to enjoy the day and a moment of your day. So, in an effort to get you to take a moment to enjoy yourself for a moment I am going to take to you about, movies! Okay, I may include some tv shows and books and video games as well, haha.
Death Wish, is a movie that I think that you should watch. But before we get into all of that I want to ask you have you ever lost data that you have needed and was not able to recover it? Yes, I have had this happened me and I was so upset and I lost so much. All of my hard work and all of my efforts was gone in one swoop. There was no way to gain my lost data back. But now there is, SALVAGEDATA Recovery. Media failure and data loss can be frustrating, time consuming, and can leave you without access to priceless information. However using a combination of proprietary recovery techniques and extraordinary customer service, Their specialists can quickly salvage your data to get you back on track. Their experts always can help in data recovery services. Now back to the movie, Death Wish. Here is the overview of the movie. A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act. The estimated release date: 03/02/2018. I don't know if you remember the first death wish movies with Charles Bronson. It was great and is worth seeing to get you into what the movie is about. In this rendition Bruce Willis is Paul Kersey. Vincent D'Onofrio is Frank Kersey and Elisabeth Shue is Lucy Kersey just to name a few. I think that it is going to be a good movie. I like the trailers and if they hold to what I have seen in the trailers then it will be an awesome movie.
Jumanji, is remake that was an awesome movies of its time. This remake has Kevin Hart and Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson in it as well as some other great actors like Jack Black in it as well. This movie prove to be fun, funny and a lot of action. So, if you have not seen it I highly recommend it.
Now, as we close in on Christmas I want to encourage you to enjoy a moment of your day. Things can get chaotic over the holidays and we tend to spend way more than we initially budgeted for in our original processes. Even though this maybe true and extra spenditures cannot be helped. This does not mean that you can't enjoy a moment of your day and to maintain a good focus on your over spending. Discipline is something that we suffer a lack of up to a certain point. All of us has this condition over certain items, places, things, and of course people. However, to budget overspending is a crazy move but that is also what makes it so interesting and effective. So, enjoy your day even if it is just for a moment that will seem to fade as quickly as is came.
I am going to close with, enjoy the holidays. It maybe rough for some of us for one reason or another but I encourage you to take a moment to enjoy your day. As for me I am going to take many moments. Even though I have had more than my share of trouble and problems this year I am going to take a moment to enjoy my day and I am going to thank God for allow me to see another day. I am going to pursue a career and be a success in it. I know that I am going to have failures, many perhaps but I am rant about it on here and maybe even cry about it in secret I will continue to try until I have nothing left to give then fade away like whatever people should say of me at that time. Until then I shall fight on and be the best that I can be all things considering. Even after all of this effort I still may not achieve my potential for one reason or another and that may even be pointed out by someone if I am important enough for all of that, haha.
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It is so good to be able to talk to you all again. Oh my, it has been an awesome year for me in acting and in ministry. Wow, I had a lead role and the link I will put below. It is a non-union feature film. We had an awesome cast and crew and it was so much fun. The name of the movie is called To Be You and the Director is: Chad Eddy. It was a lot of work but as the saying goes if you are doing something that you love to do then it is not work. We had very early days and late nights. I met some of the most energetic people in the acting industry. It has been over a year for me being a full time actor. Starting out as an older non-union actor is not easy and is so much work. It can be unbearable without the right support behind you and I am not just talking about the moral support I am also talking about the monetary support.
I drive as an independant contractor for Uber so that I am able to make auditions and for work that I land either as a Background performer and/or as a principle. I must thank Hollywood Original Talent who represent me. They have been working hard for me and yes they get me work. I enjoy working with Hollywood Original Talent (HOT) they are awesome. I am still not where I want to be and I do get discouraged sometimes and yes I do feel like I be driving Uber more than doing acting jobs sometimes. I also can't forget about the haters, and backstabbers, and the nay sayers. They almost wrecked me. I was so low at one point I didn't just considered giving up on acting I also considering giving up all together and that is not a good thing, but God, sent someone to encourage me and to show me that I can and that I should keep going. I don't know, even now, I don't know how to make it in acting. I don't know how to reach the right people to get roles and to be a working actor. I don't know how to get myself to the point of making a living as an actor. I submit myself every day for acting roles and every job that I am a good fit for. Sometimes, more often than not I come up empty handed and that is a hurtful feeling. I put everything into my acting and I know that so when I come up with nothing more often than not it is discouraging.
In may ignorance I may say something that would be considered not smart and yes, maybe I am too stupid to quit, but maybe, I am a fighter and yes, maybe I can see myself there. Maybe I know that if I keep on pressing Also maybe, that maybe is just enough to keep me going, maybe. I am also with Uncut Talent, and Central Casting LA they get me work as well, and I love them for it. Keep me working, please, please, please.
The ever growing question in my heart and gut as my bills grow and my income fade due to hiatus and cancellations. The question is should I act or should I give up? To act or not to act. That is the question that I ask myself, seemly daily, now. How long must I struggle and fight before I am able to see results? I don't mind fighting and I am more than willing to put in the extra hours into my work. But all of that is hard to do when no results is seen and the pressures of the bills that are not being paid grows. How can I keep going as is when my bills are steady and continuous and not shirking but my, my income due to lack of work is shrinking and decreasing? Inevitably self doubt setting in and I struggle to believe in myself. Simple mistakes can and has cost me jobs. Now my friends come at me with language of despair and negativity.
I submit myself for acting jobs, extra work every day seeking and searching for someone to see my potential even as a recurring actor. Maybe I don't know something that I am doing wrong? Maybe I am messing up at points that I should not be. Maybe it is not even me? Whatever it is I must make it and I can't allow myself to give up. It is hard to encourage myself, especially when everyone is saying that I am too old and that I am too poor and that I am not hungry enough and saying that I will never be good enough. It is one thing to stand with a group of people who you know that is on your side but it is quite another to stand alone and/or stand with other people but not knowing if they are on your side. For me I know that I don't know anything about acting outside of school and from what people have told me and from what I have seen for myself. I don't know how to get from the level that I am at to get to a level where I am making a living at being an actor and becoming one of the best actors in the industry. When I achieve this it will be a testimony to tell and it will motivate others.
So, here is my take on acting as an actor, as a person of color (a black man) and as a Pastor. If you think that being an actor and being in this acting industry is an easy road then either you are blessed or you are delusional. If you think that it is easy you are wrong and if it is easy for you then you are blessed and you need to realize that. They are many actors that are out there struggling and crying every night because they are giving it everything that they have and some of them have been doing this full throttle for many years and still nothing. So, if you have any degree of success don't, do not marginalize yourself. Keep going and keep pressing on. Some actors are working but there income is coming from other areas such as bartending, waitressing, drivery driving and/or uber. So, yes, you know how hard this industry of acting is to get into and to a level where you are working enough to make a living at acting, doing acting only as your source of income, or at least making more money as an actor then an uber driver. As a person of color (a black man) they are not a lot of roles out there for me, and as I get older even less, so, I am so happy to see that more roles popping up for us. I don't care where you are from if you are a successful person of color in acting then, thank you so much for your hard work and for opening the doors for people like me. You're awesome. Now as a Pastor, here is where it gets tricky because I have to consider more than the norm. So, in that they are certain roles that I cannot take but also in that, that doesn't mean that I would be any less effective in the role that I do audion for just because i am a Pastor, besides I can put more money into the Church, so, I am happy about that and yes I am happy to give to the Church. Sometimes, I do feel like I am eliminated from a role just because I am a Pastor. However, that can both be good and bad depending on the situation. So, across the board I like acting and I think that if someone enjoys it and are willing to work at it then it is possible to become a working actor where your income is of acting and such, and not uber.
Lord knows I have cried many tears and that I have thought about this issue for some time. As I said before I am not there yet and yes I am giving 100 percent. I would be the first to tell you that I don't know the pathway to acting and I am also the first to tell you that this is not an easy industry for most. However, I will also say, keep going and don't give up, never give up. I started acting many years ago, doing plays in church. For real plays and that continued through elementary, middle and high school. I stopped for a while but then I came back and I started doing plays again and background in Veronica Mars. I attended the Actors Workshop studios and the Rehearsal Room, and City College and later San Diego Christian College. I am still going because I am not there yet but I refuse to give up because I enjoy this and I have put too much work into this. I digress, I want to say that you can do it too but it is going to be a lot of work. The old saying goes is that if I can do it then you can do it too but I am going to add to that after talking with some naysayers and the part that I am adding is, if you are willing to put the work in, then yes you can do it too.
I am going to close with, I am submitting myself every day and you should too. Submit your self for every job that you are a good fit for and that you feel that the job is something that you can and want to do. My friends always tell me to focus on three things at a time and my three things now that I am done with college for now. My three things are acting, fitness, and Pastoring in that and in those is a lot. So, yes I have a full plate right now but that is okay and I am plugging away at it every day and you should too. Thank you for much for reading. Have a wonderful and blessed day. If you want to do this (acting) then know that it can be done. You just got to remember that it is going to take hard work and dedication. Stay Focused, Stay Strong, and Stay Motivated!
As I promised the link to my dramatic reel is below my Actors Access Account Link is here and if you want to book me click Here. Have a great day y'all.
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