Trying new things :)

Following my post last week, I headed out to menchies to meet up with Carolyne. It was a birthday/catching up/ career discussing meeting. Of course, with the frequency we are meeting at, we barely scrape the surface, so we are going to have to start meeting more often. Its feels like we just get our most recent news out, say a comment or two and then have to move on or we won’t have time to cover everything. We do, however, cover quite a lot in this way, and I always leave with a million things to think about and consider.

After frozen yogurts, Rikki and I went to our before last Dale Carnegie meeting, where we delivered speeches, and Rikki won the breakthrough award 🙂


I worked all day Wednesday and Friday, but learnt a lot from talks with the other SPs at McGill. I now have a lot of decisions to make regarding possible moves to Toronto, extra agencies…lots to figure out. On Thursday, I did something that scared me only because I had never done it before. There was a glitch with the sound on No One Loves Me Like I Do, the one-take short I recently filmed, so I was needed for ADR. Additional Dialogue Recording/ Automated Dialogue Replacement is when the actor comes in and re-records their dialogue. This can be because it was an outside shoot with too much wind or other noise ruining the sound, it can be to edit certain lines of dialogue, or simply as in our case, when the sound you originally recorded won’t work. I felt like I was doing horrible, but Victor seemed to think I was doing fine, and even going faster than most. I had so much trouble hitting the marks by saying the right thing at the right time, that I didn’t really put the appropriate emotion in until we were actually recording and even then, sometimes I was more focused on speaking louder or faster or pausing or something that got me in my head. While doing it, I felt like I would rather have the original sound for my demo, but then again, I am sometimes overly critical and have no experience in ADR to tell you what works or not. I guess only time will tell.  Either way, it was scary and exciting and I am maybe kind of looking forward to doing it again some day. 

Saturday night I had a Meet the Director event for the movie we will be shooting in August. I had already met the director, but it was also an opportunity to meet other members of the cast, and to discuss the funding objectives, characters and a bit of the timeline. I got to meet two castmates and do all of the above before heading to Rikki’s new job celebration supper. We went to a restaurant called Seoul Chako where you order all kinds of raw food and cook it on a grill in the middle of the table. It was definitely an experience, and I am very excited and proud of my cousin, though I will miss her!

On a parting note, Lonely Ninja is now on imdb, which means I have at least one credit there for each 2013, 2014 and 2015! You can check it out here:

Also, Dark Shack was featured on a horror blog, sharing some pics as well as the trailer. You can see that here:


And I almost forgot, congrats to Revin and Michael, two awesome friends I made at the Margie Haber ISP, who have both been cast in off broadway plays. I am thinking a road trip to New York City is in order 🙂


“Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have and should have.”

-Louis E. Boone

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