I stumbled on this article a few years ago and then bought the book it talks about. Then I lost the book it talks about. Back then, the book cost $4 used. Now the price has skyrocketed. Why? Well, maybe demand for the out-of-print book that's increased since. The book is about tennis. And the book is about how to become (almost) the best. And the book applies to a lot of things. Levels of the … [Read More...] about Levels of the game
I've left long periods of acting study feeling that I was worse than when I started. I've wrapped up performances feeling bad habits cling to me like barnacles on an old ship. And then there's my buddy James, who, with no prior acting experience, delivered the most real, believable, convincing performance of all my classmates after just one week at RADA. Here are my takeaways: Some classes are … [Read More...] about Do acting classes make you worse?
IMDB | Insta | Youtube Since I went to RADA back in April 2017, I've dramatically changed my technique. Thank you Brigid Panet. Let it go I've realized that my biggest challenge as an actor is to let the preparation go. The opposite of this is when I'm thinking about how to say things while I'm saying them, and conscious of whether or not I'm getting things across. Just say the lines I … [Read More...] about I do things way differently now
IMDB | Insta | Youtube My perspective has changed dramatically since I first wrote this back in 2017. Tried to do a quick, 5 min update. My current hypothesis is that people who master the competency skills are capable and qualified to get a job and do the job. People who develop excellence, I think, stand a much greater chance of actually getting a job. Skills for baseline auditioning … [Read More...] about Competency vs. Excellence
IMDB | Insta | Youtube [Originally published early 2017] If you search around for 'best acting coach' or 'famous acting coach,' Ivana Chubbuck will pop up. For years, she's coached famous actors in famous movies to win famous awards. Her book, The Power of the Actor is also famous. People read it around the world, actors and non-actors alike. In this post, I'll deconstruct Chubbuck's book to … [Read More...] about Power of the Actor by Ivanna Chubbuck
IMDB | Insta | Youtube My pal Tim came to visit from the UK. We shot shotguns, checked out the ocean, broke my car, and ate TONS of hamburgers. I'm convinced that Tim's new career should be hamburger sampling. Check out his reviews below: In and Out, Morgan Hill, CA Five Guys, Santa Cruz, CA 515, Santa Cruz, CA Tim describes this burger as 'incomparable,' most likely because it doesn't … [Read More...] about Tim’s Burger Reviews
IMDB | Insta | Youtube I've made some major updates to my rig. This post was originally published back in 2016 or something. Since then, I've added some stuff for self-tapes: 🎥🎬My expansive #selftape #studio 🎉 I knock over about five valuable objects every time I take that backdrop out 😬 A post shared by Eric Ryan (@ericsharesastory) on Apr 7, 2018 at 3:22pm PDT I've added … [Read More...] about Shooting on an iPhone
IMDB | Insta | Youtube October 15, 2016. I bailed on some art exhibitions in Hollywood and ventured into the fancy neighborhood in search of pastries instead. I'll shoot in landscape next time, I promise. … [Read More...] about Art vs. Pastries
IMDB | Insta | Youtube On the way to Emily's wedding, Jim and I stopped by Darwin. It's a small town in between Olancha, CA and Death Valley. You know where that is, right? About 50 people live there, although you probably won't see any of them when you visit. The folks here seem to indulge in some very unique art. Think creepy dolls stuffed in dentists' chairs, and mannequins dressed … [Read More...] about Ever been to Darwin?