By: Brian Gilleece
I had a self tape to do yesterday and it had a different aspect to it. In addition to the scenes, slate, etc they wanted you to do 2 minutes right at camera talking about Yourself, Yourlife and how you related to the character, didn't relate to the charachter as well as any other fun facts the producers may want to know to get to know you will. It was actually a bit more challenging then you may initially imagine.
This got me thinking... If you had to write your own story down in one page, what would it be like? What would it feel like? Would it be a drama? A comedy? Could you clearly articulate the aspects of your life into a story format. Dram the connections between then and now. Were there breadcrumbs early in your story that were indicating things today? AND AND AND, to double down on that could you write your desired ending? Your personal jumping off a tower, saving the princes, killing the bad guy? Your ideal end?
Motivational theory encourages us to write down our preferred endings to situations so we have a clear game plan on were we are going and what the desired outcome is. Organizational theory encourages us to story board or clearly layout plans to stay on track BUT we rarely get to write down and reflect on the past and what that would look like next to our desired future.
So, if you are looking for a mental excercise to do to help streamline and outline your Past, Present & Future all on one page. That might be helpful for a self tape one day. This may be a fun idea! I'm sure if this is something you wrote Jess would want to read it.
WE CAN ONLY GO WERE WE CAN SEE AND NOT GO WERE WE KNOW WE HAVE BEEN.