-Michael Caine

 “First of all, I choose the great roles, and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.”

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Come with me as I prepare to film a self-tape for a very fancy-schmancy commercial audition. While parts of my routine have changed since I filmed this video, I thought that there was still a lot of useful information shared. From when I start preparing for an audition to how I get myself in the […]

Get Ready with Me — Commercial Audition Morning Routine

July 25, 2022

Starting a new YouTube channel is intimidating. From editing to thumbnails to getting good watch time — there’s a ton of moving factors to consider. Instead of trying to go it alone, I decided to reach out to my friend Kurt Yue. You might know him from his roles on Black Widow, Cobra Kai, or […]

Starting a YouTube Channel with Kurt Yue

July 25, 2022

I made this video for my Patreon members to test out on YouTube in February and am finally releasing it into the world! I am a working actor in LA and my days are way less glam than I think you would guess. So join me on a Saturday at home in LA as I […]

July 25, 2022

Self-tapes can be pretty intimidating in general. What backdrop do you use? What microphone should you get? Do I need a camera? There’s so much that goes into a self-tape, not to mention the acting work that we have to do. My setup has evolved over the past few years and I’ve gone from a […]

July 25, 2022

Hi, my name is Sam and I am a serial “do-er of things”. ⁠Aka- Addicted to accomplishment. ⁠[Hi Sam.] 🙋🏻‍♀️⁠ What do I mean by this? I check off tasks daily, I get things done for fulfillment, and I am super reliable on a timeline. HOWEVER. ⁠This also means I am very bad at *not* […]

July 10, 2022

So you booked something, AMAZING! And you got to film it?! Hell yes. Omg — AND IT AIRED?! *confetti for you* And now you’re ready to use your footage to up your game and show off your skills! But wait… how do you get your footage? Most apps have disallowed screen recording, plus the quality […]

June 7, 2022

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