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Award season is in full swing and you can have your opinion matter on Steam! Every year Steam has you, the player, nominated a title for each of their categories for a chance to win an award for that game. It is fun, easy to do and as long as the game was released this year you can nominate your favorite game and let the developers know how much it means to you!
It’s easy to partake in and if you log into Steam there is a giant button for you to press about the nominations! It takes less than five minutes and you can show all the love for your favorite game!
Without any further talking, let’s go through each category, what the requirements are and how you can nominate your game.
The Game of the Year Award
“Maybe it was its immersive gameplay, or its gripping story... its well-crafted characters, immaculate design, or addictive multiplayer. Whatever the reason, the winner of 2019's Game of the Year Award is an instant classic.”
This is pretty self-explanatory. The best game of the year! As long as it was released this year, it doesn’t matter if it was developed by a huge corporation or two people in a basement, nominate the game you have the most fun in, was the best put together and featured the fewest flaws. Easy peasy!
The VR Game of the Year Award
“When it comes to breaking new ground in games, there is no greater pace of advancement than in VR. If we had our way, all VR devs would get an award for building the future of immersive games and experiences unparalleled by any other medium. But since there’s only one trophy, it’s up to you, Steam Awards Selection Committee member, to crown just one as the best of 2019.”
Are you a VR goggle playing maniac? Did you see a title that blew you away this year with its immersion and beautifully craft world? Nominate it and help them get an award.
The Labor of Love Award
“This game has been out for a while. The team is well past the first unveiling of their creative baby, but being the good parents they are, these devs continue to nurture and support their creation. This game, to this day, is still getting new content after all these years.”
This is my favorite award! It can be any game released that is still receiving updates and new pieces. Like the description says, they continue to nurture their creation. It shows the developers how thankful we are for sticking with their project and creating the best thing they can for us.
The Better with Friends Award
“There are some games out there that just aren't the same when you play by yourself. Maybe you need to have a friend to watch your back. Maybe you need to have a friend that you can stab in their back. Either way, mirth is awaiting those who gather friends to play these games.”
This is another fun award. The games you just love to play with your friends. Show the developers how great their multiplayer is and how much fun you and your buddies enjoy logging in together. The more the merrier!
The Most Innovative Gameplay Award
" This game is at the front lines of experimentation, pushing the boundaries of the medium with exciting, novel interactions and brain-breaking surprises. This game thinks outside the box, and pulls you out with it!”
They really did something else with this title, it’s so unique and unlike anything I’ve played before! This is where the newest ideas shine brightest.
The Outstanding Story-Rich Game Award
“Some days, only a narrative-heavy game will hit the spot, and this one packs a wallop. It's as gripping as any soap opera, and as well-tuned as a prestige-TV screenplay. Bravissimo -- for making us feel things!”
Graphics, insane multiplayer battles, online co-op, maybe it has none of those. A fantastic story though will keep you hooked for hours! Nominate the game that made you go, “Whoa” with their plot twist or creative story-telling.
The Best Game You Suck At Award
“Games have a way of pushing us past any limits we thought we had. Like a montage sequence, we put in work, training our fingers to be quick and nimble, mastering timing and placement over weeks and weeks. At the end of the gauntlet, we're rewarded with profound beauty and a deep sense of personal growth. Unless you hurled your monitor through a plate-glass window on the first day.”
We all have these games, games we want to love but just, well suck at. I’ll be the first to admit, Player Unknown's Battlegrounds is not my cup of tea, but I thought they brought the arena style battle to another level. Ok, so it wasn’t released this year, but you catch me drift. Admit it, you know you suck at something, but that doesn't mean the game is bad!
The Outstanding Visual Style Award
“These devs are the Willy Wonka of eye candy. Visual style doesn't aspire to real-world graphical fidelity (though a noble goal in itself)… it describes a distinctive look and feel that suffuses an entire game. This game displays visual cohesion and expression that not only fit the game's world, but make our world look paltry by comparison.”
These graphics and images are melted into my brain. I don’t think I’ll be able to sleep tonight. Okay, it’s not always a horror game but that was my vote! What fantasy world sucked you in and looked beautiful?
It’s easy to vote and Steam helps you along with it. If you can’t remember if it was indeed released this year or last, they have your back and will let you know. Or you can go to the Steam page of the game itself and nominate it for an award there.
There’s no reason not to vote! Get on there and show the developers how much you care!
Any spoilers? No!
Frozen came out exactly 6 years ago, taking the world by storm and stealing the hearts of both kids and adults alike. Literally, everyone was singing along to Let It Go and making memes of Olaf the snowman. The amazing reception it received opened the road for a sequel. It also increased the need to make it a cinema worthy sequel. This need to make sure it satisfied the audience probably fueled the 6 years gap between Frozen and Frozen 2, the sequel.
Now if you’re worried over how good Frozen 2 is or if it’s as spectacular as the first, you have nothing to fear! The Frozen 2 package comes with mouth splitting comic scenes, beautiful songs, and a super inspirational plot.
Frozen 2 is set 3 years after Frozen. In the sequel Elsa (Idina Menzel) and her sister, Anna (Kristen Bell) reunite, along with a strange voice that starts reaching out to Elsa! The pair discovers a threat to Arendelle’s future and has to undertake a dangerous trip to the enchanted forest with Olaf, of course, and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff). The group takes the trip to the enchanted forest with hopes of finding the mysterious voice and discovering the source of Elsa’s powers.
Just like most sequels, Frozen 2 takes on a darker, more intense route. It squeezes in super mature themes, adding a little something for adults. As a parent, you don’t have to worry about this because it balances up the dark scenes with super comedic scenes! Sweet little Olaf, as any Frozen fan would expect, stole half the show with his ridiculousness.
If you’ve watched Frozen, you remember how iconic the song Let It Go was. Even 6 years after, kids still love the song. This makes the audience expect another iconic song from Frozen 2. However, in Frozen 2 every song on the soundtrack is amazing! They all told lovely stories in quality tunes and lyrics, making it tough to tell which might stand out as the sequel’s anthem.
Into the unknown is the most similar song to Let it go, though it doesn’t hit as hard as Let it go does. Other lovely songs include Anna’s The next right thing and Some things never change.
In this sequel, every major character gets a song, including Kristoff! Kristoff’s Lost in the woods takes on a rock tone with a compelling performance that adds a little more spice to the movie.
The one thing viewers might not love about Frozen 2 though is the low sprinkle of magic. Sure it has the magical element here and there as no Frozen movie would be perfect without it! But it isn’t quite enough to satisfy the magic-crazed audience.
Still, this little omission does not stop the sequel from being amazing. Watching Frozen 2 spikes up the excitement and satisfaction of reuniting with family. Here you get to see Elsa with her hair down and in a variety of runway-worthy gowns! We also see her take more control than she did in Frozen, making her a more lovable character.
With Christmas just around the corner, there is no better time to watch Frozen 2 with your loved ones!
Be safe in your travels and thank you for reading and your support. If yu are celebrating a birthday this month, Happy Birthday! Also, if you are celebrating an anniversary this month, happy anniversary and/or friendaversary, haha.
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Hello friends, fans, and family,
I hope that all is well. Thank you so much for your support and love. I try to update this blog every month. I am so thankful for you all. I am extremely grateful, thank you so much for reading, commenting, questions and just being you.
We are well into the holiday season, with Halloween now gone and Thanksgiving fastly approaching it is time to prepare for the in laws and the travel. Not to mention the long lay overs and the frustrating cancellations. We do it all for the few moments of gladness and happiness. Yes, the few moments of bliss when we actually are happy. Oh yes, that is what we do it for.
Here at IME we are upgrading our website to make it more user friendly and easy so that you don't have worry about long load times and other concerns. The website reconstruction and updates should only take a few weeks to complete. You will see the improvements right away and none of these improvement will interfere with the website directly. The purpose to stay with the times and to allow for an excellent experience while you are here with us online.
The next thing that we are doing is, planning on doing more productions. From short films to advertising campaigns IME plans on being very busy. We hope that you accompany us in these endeavors. We welcome your comments, complements and concerns. Thank you again and in advance. You are awesome and never forget that, so, let us be awesome together.
I am going to close with, we all are constantly adjusting and improving so that we can do what we choose to do either now or later. When we are not able to do this (for whatever reason) we start to die and we get left behind. Have a great day and thank you again.
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Hello Friends, fans, and family,
It’s that time again to report to you about the latest and greatest. Let’s start with the issue that is going on this weekend or past weekend depending on when you are reading this. Okay, I just reading the TMZ website that the NYPD requested that some artist be removed from the Rolling Loud Festival. These artist are or were; 22GZ, Casanova, Pop Smoke, Sheff G and Don Q. It would seem that the festival adhered to the request of the NYPD because these artist and a few others are not performing. Casanova stated in his twitter feed that he was not happy about it and he went on to say that his past is still hunting him. No in so many words but basically, yes. The two day festival listened to what the NYPD requested, so, my question is do you think that they did the right thing and if so why or why not? I think that as an organizer you want max participation but you don’t want violence. Since this is coming from a protective entity that will be there to keep the peace. The Rolling Loud Festival is doing what they think that they should do to keep the peace and support the protectors to keep the peace. So, I don’t blame the Rolling Loud Festival organizers. They are just doing what they feel is right to keep the festival goers safe and get max participation from all parties involved.
On the other hand I wonder if the NYPD reached out to the prospective artist before hand to find out what steps if any that they are going to do to maximize peace before during and after their performances? So, without having more input about what happened we can only speculate. So, in short the Rolling Loud Festival organizers did the right thing because the goal is to have fun, enjoy great music and make money. This would not be possible if a violent act happened in and/or at their event and the stigma of the violent act will last for many years and as a result of that stigma the Rolling Loud Festival will lose money, performers and you as an attendee.
The is from TMZ you can read the whole article here: https://www.tmz.com/2019/10/12/casanova-rappers-banned-rolling-loud-festival-nypd-request-gang/ “It would seem the letter -- and the not-so-subtle plea -- was taken to heart, because Casanova announced he was, in fact, not performing ... and wasn't happy about it.
On IG, the rapper -- who's had past beefs with Tekashi 6ix9ine -- wrote in part ... "My last felony conviction was 2007. I lost everything I ever loved and I’m STILL losing. So much so that 'they' won’t allow me to perform at Rolling Loud NYC on Sunday."
Casanova added, "It’s unfair and unfortunate that my past, which I’ve dealt with legally and personally, continues to stigmatize me and my career as a recording artist." Again, this is from the TMZ website please go and read it for again for the first for yourself. Tell me what you think about it.
Now that spider-man is back in the MCU and a main movie and support movie is already in works and confirmed. What should we expect as the perspective villain(s) in the main movie and is this a segue to the sinister six movie? In case you don’t know Spider-man’s identity has been broadcasted to, well, everyone. So, now he is going to be on the run and his friends and loved ones are going to be hunted as well. I am totally interested in seeing what he does and how and if he get out of it.
Next we have the Daughter of Dare Devil this book by Franklin Soto. First about the book: This book is about a young woman who lost both of her parents whom were both superhero crimefighters. She also realized that she has inherited something from her father his superhuman abilities and sense of justice along with her mother’s heroic bravery and determination. Along with both their amazing athletic skills and so to honor her parents. She decided to also become a superhero of her own and embark on a new life of becoming a crimefighter. This is her origin story.
The book can be found on Amazon by putting the author’s name Franklin Soto. Now let’s talk about the author: I’ve always been fascinated by superheroes and crime fighters ever since I’ve been reading about them in comic books as a young boy and as I continue to read comic books and having ideas of my own. I decided to write to the editors of these comic books to share my ideas on how to better use their superhero characters. As I continue learning from comic books, I’ve noticed that some superhero characters are having children and some are not. I’ve also notice that there aren’t very many female heroes. Which is why I decided to create a new female superhero crime fighter whom both of her parents were heroes. A character of my own who I hope you guys will enjoy and hopefully love as well. You should check out this excellent book: https://shedevildaughterofthedaredevil.com/ She Devil Comic Book. The cost of the paper form is only: $3.99 and the audio from is only: $6. Get it today and tell me if you like it or not and why.
The Joker movie is out and everyone has a lot of great things to say about it. They are some even me who says that it is indeed a good movie. But don’t think that it is anything like any other Joker movie. The actor Joaquin Phoenix portraying Arthur Fleck did an excellent job in the movie. But I don’t think that he should be compared to any other joker rendition. He portrayal is unique and awesome. The movie itself tells a gloomy, sad, and depressed story of the character Arthur Fleck decent into insanity, becoming the Joker. Todd Phillips the director done an excellent job telling the Joker’s story and showing the decent into insanity a truly excellent job. Keep in mind that this is not the traditional Joker or his story. This a Joker perhaps in a different earth and his life story. It does take place in Gotham and Todd Phillips uses a lot of vibrant colors at the same time showing the sadness and misery of Arthur Fleck. Great job y’all.
I am going to close with, pursue your dreams and make it a reality. Sometimes you don’t know that you can do something until you do it. You are awesome, beautiful and created by God. Enough said. Have a wonderful and blessed day. Love y’all and have a great day.
Hello friends, fans, and family,
I hope and pray that you are well and having a good day. As per the title we are going to be talking about the film and television industry, moreover, acting. I hope that you enjoy this presentation.
Behind The Mask Pictures
We want your story! We are reaching out to everyday people. Their lives and stories are important and need to be told. Hollywood has had their day and have nothing more to say. It is all old and tired. We think it’s time to hear from the people. We want to make your story into a featured film.
Behind the Mask Pictures is running a contest to find the best story. The film industry is crying out for something new. The winning story will be awarded $1000 cash and a share in the Opening and Closing credits as creator.
We believe everyone has a story. What’s yours?
As a follow up, a second contest will be run giving one amazing aspiring actor a shot at Lead Role in the film. That one person will get the big break of their dreams, a chance to break into the movies. Just send in your Youtube Video Audition. This is open to anyone from anywhere. So, if you have ever dreamed of being in the movies, this is your big opportunity. The winner will have a Lead role. It doesn’t matter if you personally match the story, the script can be rewritten to fit the winner if needed.
So, this is it. Don’t miss out on your chance to have your story told. Whether it is inspiring, heartbreaking, adventurous, whatever. Somebody needs to hear your story. Lets make a movie together! Seize your opportunity now. Let’s change your future together.
What is Behind the Mask Pictures about?
We have been dealing with several Hollywood producers and actors. What has struck us most is the games and difficulties people face trying to break into the industry. It’s not about talent, it’s all about your last name. Recent news has exposed not only the corruption but the sexual abuse. We don’t want any part of that. We want to give people the opportunity to fulfill their dream without paying the degrading immoral cost. We offer an honest opportunity with no strings attached.
Why are you doing it this way instead of the traditional Hollywood way?
Even if someone spends a ton of money to get to Hollywood, New York, London, Vancouver, Toronto, Dublin, Sydney, etc., finds a J-O-B, shows up at every possible audition, pays a potentially sleazy agent, etc. they don’t stand a chance to ever break into the industry. We are bypassing this process, going directly to the people instead of them coming to us. We are providing a handful of scripts they can chose to read. They choose the script, scene and character and produce an audition on their cellphone. Then upload it to Youtube and submit the link to us. We will then choose the auditions with the most votes…people know who they want to see in the movies. We will then arrange for a callback to hear a reading from our script. That narrows down the final choice for the Lead Role.
What kind of story are you looking for?
By reaching out to the people, we will see what is the most popular genre. We are looking for all stories. Every genre. We will narrow the genre down by the number of entrants. The largest number of entrants determines the genre we will choose. And from that, we will pick the story we believe the majority of people want to see. Everyone has a story. We want to see them all. Fiction and Non-Fiction, everything.
What are you looking for in your video auditions?
We want someone who is real. Someone who can portray any character. Don’t think you can do it? Leonardo DiCaprio, Demi Moore, Hillary Swank, Nicki Minaj, Mark Wahlberg, Jim Carrey… some of the biggest names in movies were trailer park kids, lived in rough neighborhoods and were disadvantaged. They couldn’t pay for acting lessons. But clearly, there are hidden treasures out there who will never have an opportunity to show what they can do. We want to give them that opportunity. Just like AGT gives thousands of people the opportunity to break into their dream, we will do the same. The winner will be flown to the shooting location and be provided accommodation as Lead Actor and of course, their name in the credits.
Is the contest open to everyone?
This contest is open to every country, race, and gender. The only stipulation is age. The entrant must be 18.
What are the dates?
The contest is open now at BTMPictures.com and will run through the end of January 2020.
Who will be judging these 2 contests?
The producer and Director will decide on both the story and the Lead Role. The stories are not open to the public for votes. We will decide on those ourselves. But the videos are open for public voting and will be posted on all social media to get the max exposure, then we will choose from there. So, we encourage everyone to promote their own videos as much as possible to get the most votes.
What is your goal?
I have authored 9 books, international speaking and script writer, I was Director and Lead Role in two seasons of a live TV show. After dealing with several Hollywood producers, agents and actors, I have decided to open the doors to the public. Recently I have founded Behind The Mask Pictures. It will be a different style of production company. We want to break the Hollywood mold. We don’t want to chew people up and throw them out. We want to blaze a new trail in the movie industry.
What is your background?
I grew up surrounded by the theater. I have concentrated on writing and have 9 published books. I have had one script accepted for a Hollywood documentary and a recent script that was considered by a major actor and 2 producers. However, because of Hollywood policy, we have decided to strike out on our own by bringing something fresh to the table. Hopefully lead the charge for some change in the industry.
I am going to close with, be true to yourself, if no body else. You can do anything that you put your time effort and diligent planning into. Be blessed, stay focused, stay strong and stay motivated.
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Hello friends, fans, family,
I hope that you are having an awesome month. Happy birthday to everyone celebrating a birthday this month. This month I am going to talk about getting started in acting. Now keep in mind that this information is place specific, moreover it does change over time. So, you will have to do your own research, however, you can use this information the help guide you in your endeavors. The area I am going to talk about is the Los Angeles, California area.
Okay, acting, well, let me start by saying you can start acting at a very young age but you need the support of your parent or guardian. In the USA they are a lot of rules that the production must follow when employing children to work. This rule extend into what the parent must do as well. It is a lot but this is to protect the child both from the production and in some case even from the parent/guardian. The amount of money the child actor can make can be extreme. However, if they're money is not properly manged and so on that child actor can become broke just as fast. So they are strict rules in place to prevent this, both for the production and for the parent/guardian of the child actor. They are also rules and opportunities for people with disabilities who wants to act as well. Also, If you are a parent/guardian and your child wants to explore acting you can inquire about the rules and regulations from SAG/AFTRA and Central Casting. These two resources is a great place to start your research.
Now that we got that out of the way, the rest of this information is for people of age both mentally and physically. If you have the desire to act you can go in many directions, much more than what it used to be. We now have New Media, Live Broadcasting Events, and of course Stage, Television and Film.
1) The first way that you can do acting is Skits. You can do skits with friends and I think that doing skits with friends are much more fun to do. Doing skits does not bring you instant money but if your skits are good enough and if you can create a large following over some years you maybe able to get a decent amount of money from your skits and/or following. Your money may not come from YouTube or Vimeo but from sponsor ships, product placements and so on. You can create your own skits on YouTube, Vimeo, and Instagram TV. You can do your research on this in YouTube. They are a lot of people asking these types of questions, however, make sure that the information that you are getting from the YouTuber is still relevant and/or relevant to you. They are also new platforms opening up every month that want content creators like yourself on there platform. You don't have to be exclusive to just one platform unless you sign a contract saying as such. Some platforms have links where you can share your content to other platforms for free.
2) The next is New Media, most new media platforms don't pay that much but this is usually easier than the next three. Although SAG/AFTRA has new media platforms they don't pay as much as there TV/Film counter parts. Sometimes, you maybe able to find some non-union new media platforms that pay more, however, please be careful because SAG/AFTRA platforms must conform to set rules and regulations and non-union platforms don't have to. To join these platforms you will need to apply and be interviewed which is an audition. You can find these jobs on Actor Access and Casting Networks/LA Casting.
* Before we going on I want to express the importance of training. They are a lot of acting schools out there. You are going to have to do a lot of research and in this case it is easier for child actors to find good training for than adult actors. Finding good training is very important and it will affect you. This even extend to the school(s) that you choose to go to for acting. All of this will affect you and in some cases you will be trying to overcome your training to go farther in acting than your training in school will allow. Now, with that being said, find a school/coach that really help you in your career of acting. Some training courses are just an entry level set of classes to help you gain what you need before you even start. Others are more advance classes going into the industry of acting itself and the deferment methods that are currently being used in the acting industry. If you want to be a stage actor your training will be a bit different than someone who wants to be a TV and Film actor. So, they are many schools and coaches that teaches both but again you still will have to do your research.
** A few things that you are going to need before getting on Actors Access and Casting Networks you are going to need a resume and head-shots. The easiest way to get this is through schools/student productions. So, yes you're going to be acting for free. The important part is getting a reel of your performance. A reel is a clip of you showing whoever views it your skills in acting. A reel is usually not longer than 2mins long. The other thing that you may need is a monologue. Normally, casting will have you do an unrehearsed read of a script that they will give you. This is called a cold read, you will learn about all of this and more from the school that you decide to attend. Back to monologues, they are different types of monologues. You should learn dramatic monologues and comedic monologues. These monologues should be well rehearsed and memorized. The student films that you worked on can go on your resume, with the most recent worked performed first. You should also learn about the proper format that your resume should be in. You can research this and/or ask about all of this in your next acting class.
*** Eventually you are going to want to find an agent this will come much later but is still a necessary part of your career growth. Some schools and acting coaches offer agent showcases at a certain point in their program. In these programs you can find an agent. Agents can represent you across the board which means, commercial, theater, print, everything or they can be specific just commercials or just theater. Also, agents are usually zoned for a particular area such as the greater Los Angeles area. Managers are different than agents and they get a different percent of the work that they get for you. You need to research all of this. You can find a lot of information on YouTube. You will have to take notes and follow up on the information that you got and look at the date the information was posted as well as checkout the SAG/AFTRA and Central Casting website for the most relevant information.
3) The next acting is theater or stage acting they now have live event acting which is the same but different. Live event acting is usually short skits that is done only for that particular event. Stage or Theater acting is done for weeks at a time and the plays are or can be seasonal; such as Santa is Coming or We all Had Thanksgiving Meals. These plays can and in some areas are performed by the same people of that theater. They are traveling shows and cruise ship performances which are considered stage and is performed weeks at a time by the same people. Stage also has an actor's union called Actor's Equity Association (AEA). It is a lot of work and some, well, most actor's who do it says that it is way harder than film and TV acting. However, even though stage's top one percent is extremely well paid it is not paid as well as film and TV top one percent. If you find your niche in stage as an actor do it, keep it, love it.
4) Film and TV is the last two that I am going to talk about in speaking roles. Ah, I am going to start with Television. They are many acting spots in TV besides the star role. You as an actor can make a decent living performing a reoccurring character or reoccurring role. They are also day players, over five, under five and guest starring roles as well as co-star. So, no you don't have to be the star of the show to make a living as an actor on a TV show. Notwithstanding this does not include day players, over five and under five but these roles does and should lead to more, well, most of the time. Now on to film, you have the head liners that you all know and love. They are the money makers and the lead of the movies. But they are other positions in the film that pays very well as well. Support and/or support lead can and do make a decent amount of money as well. This part my surprise you but a lot of people who do these roles move on the bigger and better roles. As you develop as an actor you gain the credibility that gives you higher paid and more in tuned roles aka lead roles. They are union or SAG/AFTRA film and TV shows but you also have non-union and/or independent film and TV shows.
This industry is a union industry and you as an actor gain more as a union actor than a non-union actor. The pay for non-union jobs does not pay as much as union jobs but it does pay. You don't get the coverage in a non-union production that you get in a union production. I am not saying don't do non-union jobs but I am saying that not all non-union jobs are on the level and up front with you as an actor. You may find yourself in a situation that you did not want to be in and you as an actor don't want to say anything because you feel obligated to "do your job." What makes it worst some non-union productions know this and will take advantage you. On a good note these horror able non-union productions are being ousted and more actors are learning of there underhanded tactics and are staying away from them. However, with SAG/AFTRA you get a level of protection as an actor and you have with the union backing you up. You have some where that you can go talk to some body and file a complaint. They are many good reasons to join the union and even though I shared a horrific story with you they are a lot of good non-union productions out there as well. Just remember to do your research and follow up on any questionable things.
5) Last but not least is background acting or background performer. This is the way that a lot of people go to get in the union and/or learn more about acting and production. You don't need a reel or a resume unless you want to do stand-in work. However, you do need a Head-shot but it does not have to be professionally done. If you enjoy this work you can do well at this. In compares to speaking roles for film and TV doing background is easier. Many people get into the union doing background work. Central Casting tell you a lot if not everything about doing or working background. You can also find a lot of good information on the SAG/AFTRA website. SAG/AFTRA does update there requirements periodically.
**** So, in closing, do your research before you do anything. Also, update your research monthly, semi-annually and annually. Do this so that you can stay well informed about the changes and what is and is not accepted by the entities that you are trying to join and/or work with.
Here is a little about me in this moment. I have a long way to go to where I would like to be. I am constantly working hard and trying to stay focused and not get side tracked by mess. It seems easy but it is not easy. It takes a lot of work as I am finding out right now. I am constantly praying because I am an older black man, I did not go to a top tier school and I did not come in this business with speaking roles.
I don't have a rich uncle that I would and/or could go to and ask for however much money to put towards my career. Lord knows, if I did I would, haha, I would be calling him every day like, hey uncle, yeah, it's me again, I know this is my 100,000th time calling but hey I can really use that money, ah, sir, hello. Ah, uncle, hello, uncle, are you there?! Haha, anyway, I just wanted to make you smile a little bit, hopefully you did at least smirk, Good luck to you and God bless.
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obvously Hello Friends, fans and family,
I hope that you are well and enjoying your day. Fitness is an industry and it is proven that the top tier of trainers, you-tubers, Instagramers and so on makes millions in this industry. Now, even being admitted by them that the fitness industry is getting too saturated. So, what does that mean? I mean the battle of the bulge happens every year Mr. Fire Hawk, sometimes twice a year. So, how can it be over saturated? Well, it is simple, people are now more educated and they are so many different ways to gain the needed and wanted information so there is no need for the old ways. If you do it you must love it because you will not make money right away and if you are only doing it for the money you will not do it any more.
In some cases you must find other ways to supplement your income because the questions that are being asked are different now than they were ten twenty years ago. Now, because of this the new theme of the day is: Survival of the fittest or better said the better creator. The creator who loves what they do, some may sneak by because they have a loyal following who supports them. But if you are just getting started or if you have not built a following yet, it is going to be harder to do. Your uniqueness is what is going to set you apart from the rest. The information is the same and yes you must be knowledgeable in most cases and they are always going to be many different types of "NEW DIETS" out there and you and your uniqueness is what is going to gain you subscribers, followers and supporters. You must know your stuff in short you must have the knowledge to bring your own uniqueness to it. As you analyse the new diets and tell your viewers/people about it. Your uniqueness is what is going to bring them back to you over and over again.
So, what are you saying, fitness will always be out there Isaac. Yes, fitness will always be apart of some people lives in some way or another but to make a living at fitness or in the fitness industry you must approach it like a regular business. Have a business plan, projections, and you must do your research. You must know enough about the industry that you are getting in to so that you will be successful. Having a passion for it does help because that is your drive and you will do it because you want to do it and the money will come if you have all of these other things in place. Promotions and advertising is apart of it and the list goes on and on. You can take this format and use it for more than just fitness.
I use it in acting and entertainment. I know that it will take time to get to a place where I am going to be making the amount of money that I would like to make. However, I am also happy with just being on set and making a much smaller amount of money obviously not because of the money but because I am learning. As I grow and learn I will get better and earn my way to a higher tier. If God so see fit to bless me with an opportunity to level up I must be ready for it. I refuse to quit, not because it is easy it is not easy at all. I would go on to say that it is extremely hard, because this is my experience. It might be easy for you and if it is easy for you then please realize that God has blessed you but for me, no. It is extremely hard. People tell me you are ONLY and JUST a background performer. No, that is not true. Yes, I am also a background performer but in a few days, weeks, months, years, I will be more, I am more. I will be on the top tier in the acting industry. I know that you don't see anything that I have just said. I know that all that you see is an older guy who is so poor that food or gas are my options. Yes, they are many more educated ways that I can say that I am poor and hurting but the bottom line is that I can't think of anything right now.
I know that all that you see is my flaws and the things that negative people have said about me. I know that you can't see my passion for acting, fitness, and God. I know that you are sure that I am going to fail because how can an old black man, who is poor, going days without, also being marginalized, who is poor in spirit and that my pinnacle in acting is the few and scarce background work that I have gotten. I know that you are sure that I am a liar and that I am just fooling the people. But I tell you that truth, as long as I have breathe I shall fight on. I can't just give up without giving it my all. Yes, as of this posting I am poor and in much debt but I still believe that I can do better in acting, fitness and in life. I believe that I can still be in great shape even at my old age. I could not go through all of this if I did not believe in God, so, yes, lastly, I love the Lord. I am not perfect and I make more mistakes than a few but I shall fight on.
I am going to close with, find your passion and your gift if you can find some way to link them together you shall be unstoppable. I am always encouraging people because I know what I go through on a daily basis, the ups and the downs, cheers and the frowns, the negativity and the closing of doors. The small victories and the big disappointments. Yes, I am too familiar with these things. So, I encourage you maybe it is even to also encourage myself. Stay encouraged, stay motivated, and stay focused. You can do it. It is not going to be easy, but you can do it. You are blessed, Stay blessed, be blessed.
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Hello friends, fans, and family,
how are you doing today? I hope that all is well. It is time for your monthly dose of the IME Blog. First I want to say thank you so much for your support and love and you do this how?! Well, I am glad that you ask. You do it by reading my blogs silly, haha. Anyone thank you so much. Today I am going to be talking about the JB&I Show. The JB&I Show started out as a San Diego, Ca based talk show. We used the platform YouTube to make it happen and it was going good until midterms hit, haha. We had to work around our our school schedules. It was not an easy task but we made it happen. I thank God that we all was so diligent in our resolve to record and talk about the days events instead of making excuses.
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Now to continue with my story about the JB&I Show. Towards the end of my school year I had so much school work on my plate I really cold not continue the JB&I Show, so, I decided to make it into a podcast. Our first several podcast was great and mirrored our videos. So, we enjoyed it a lot. However, once I reached my capstone I had to devote all of my resources to it. So, the JB&I Show got shelved. Now after a year and a half we decided to restart the JB&I Show podcast. You can find theJB&I Show here.
I am going to close with, only with you help and comments and so on can I continue. It is more fun to communicate and work with supporters, fans, and so on than no one at all. Thank you for reading and thank you for your support.
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Hello friends, fans, and family,
I hope that you are enjoying the new year. Life is great and summer is just around the corner. I hope that you have your summer bodies on or at least garment coverings with a touch of provocativeness. I had to start over countless number of times so much so I just wanted to quit many times but I fortunately had positive encouragement. Don't get me wrong I am not where I want to be and I may never get there but I will never give up on trying to get there... God is good and I am determined. Thanks to awesome friends, fans, and supporters we will make it to the top, haha.
Our journey is never over it just changes in dynamics and scope and even focus but as long as we are alive our journey shall continue. Work hard, study, stay focused but also enjoy life as well. Take some time to relax and then get back to work, haha. Have a wonderful and great day. Never forget how awesome you are, okay. Let's be awesome together because I am awesome too, haha.
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I am going to close with, all of our decisions are not always going to be good and/or correct but we can learn from them and improve upon them, if that make any since to you. #8010az #teamfirehawk #actorslife #acting #podcast #fitness #staymotivated #isaacmiddleton #fitnessmotivation #weightlossjourney #trustgod
Hello friends, fans, and family,
I hope that all is well. As promised I am doing my monthly blog. Once a month I talk about anything entertainment and fitness. My goal to lose 40 lbs is going well. It is not easy but I am making it possible. You can do it too but I want to also let you know that it is not easy. So, don't go into it thinking that it will be done in a few moments. Depending on what "it" is it may take as long as 30 years. The concept is, you know you better than I do. You know what strategy works for you to get you going and keep you going. I will offer suggestions that I think may help you. You may try it and it may work, but you may try it and it may not work for you. So, don't give up at that point they are many different strategies out there that you can try to get yourself motivated and keep you motivated.
I am happy that I am able to share possible strategies with you to get you motivated and keep you motivated. God is good all of the time and all of the time God is good. Yes, I am a Christian, a Minister, and a child of God. I like and enjoy fitness, helping people, acting, and sharing the word of God. I enjoy all of these things. If I can motivate you to be successful and happy then I have done may job. Thank you for allowing me to come to you and share with you something that I feel will motivate you. No matter if it is fitness; acting, going back to school, going to school, starting your own business, helping someone start there business, or work for that company that you always wanted to work for. Whatever it maybe that's good, I encourage you to do it.
I share may trials and tribulations and yes sometimes I feel like I am cursed in many different ways. But God allow me to keep on keeping on. I fight not because I like fighting but because I have no other choice. I don't like failing, so I fight, I don't like being poor and broke, so I fight, I don't like falling short, so, I fight. I fight because I must fight and the way that I fight is to keep on striving forward, ever learning, ever trying to achieve my goals, ever trying to help someone who is trying to help themselves and ever learning. Yes, learning is on here twice because we, you, and I should never stop learning. No matter how long we have been doing something, no matter how long you have been on the earth never stop learning. We learn from books, pain and experiences. We may forget some items over time so we need to revisit some topics so that we can accurately teach others and our selves.
I am going to close with, at the end of the day it is your decision to give up, to quit, and/or to throwing the towel or fold. If you are doing it for the right reasons, good on you. If you are giving up because you are going through some pain, suck it up and keep going. I dare say, make and assessment of your situation. Do your research, and study and learn. So that you can make a good decision. You should do this even before starting so when things get hard and it will. You can keep going. The enthusiasm of saying something will wear off and all that will be left is your reason why. Why are you going back to school; why are you starting your own business, why are you learning a foreign language, why are you changing your career? If your reason why is strong enough when the enthusiasm wears off (and it will) you still will have a strong enough reason (why) to keep going and see it through to the end. Have a wonderful and blessed day and thank you again for your support. Thank you for reading my blog and showing love through reading my blog. You are awesome my God bless and keep you always.
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