Thursday, October 25, 2007

Videos and More Videos

Mom, Dad - I wasn't planning on sharing this with you. You won't like the language I use in my latest project, and you will definitely be uncomfortable with my very plunging neckline. So don't click on the link to my new video game review. Or at least, let me explain myself first.

You see, being an actor in LA is hard. They want you to be creative and sort of develop your own career. You can do this by making an ass of yourself on reality TV, or by writing your own movies and producing them, or by being the child of a famous person. So I decided to combine what I do best with what I do all the time, and I have begun to shoot video game reviews. I post them online and that's it. I wait and see. Maybe I keep posting reviews and create a little following, or maybe I just teach myself a little more about what I look like on camera. Or maybe in six months, after countless reviews have been posted, I take all my material and turn it into a real show that I pitch to big heavy tv types. The ones with the money. This could go anywhere or nowhere. I am mostly doing it for fun.

Honestly, it's the thousand monkeys on a thousand typewriters approach. I just keep plugging away until something sticks. So far, this method has kept me in health insurance and a small developing pension. But I have been busy this month, I posted my first review, and I also submitted a 30 second spot to a local radio station contest. I don't know if they got my entry or not, but I think the spot is very funny.

So I'm sorry if you aren't thrilled with the f-bomb I drop. I agree, it's unnecessary, and in the next review I am going to ease up on the heavy language and maybe wear something a little less...boob-y. So you've been warned. At least it's not nudity. Trust me, this could have been a lot worse.

1 comment:

Tommy said...

Tara, your 30 second spot is hysterically terrific. Hope you win!
And as for the video review, again, I don't know from gaming - Q-bert was my last real experience, or perhaps sneaking onto Webkinz.com and playing with the kids' cyber-pets. But, your review made me want to buy that game, put it on the stove, melt it down and rub it all over my chest. That good.

Curse a little - it's YouTube. But don't shame the parents. You're certainly pretty enough to dress provocatively, but wouldn't it be more mysterious to dress confusingly? Perhaps: a pirate eye patch, a Wonder Woman chest plate, a hula skirt, an anklet made of a casting director's teeth, and bare feet, with a secret message painted on your toenails.

OK, I only mention that because that's my Halloween costume.

Keep making videos, no matter what you say or wear. it's lovely just to see you and laugh at the funny and brilliant things you say.