"None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for a lifetime.- Gail Goodwin

From Dream Chaser: The Ambitious Adventures of an Up and Coming Actress

So my day job for now is extra work, otherwise known as working as "background" on films, tv and commercials. While some people actually put this on their resume, this is NOT considered acting. It's a job, nothing more, nothing less. Usually only paying minimum wage for non-union actors like myself unless you get a bump or are lucky enough to get a SAG voucher for the day. Commercials, however, generally pay more. What I love about extra work is that I learn a lot from the other actors there as long as I'm observant and quick to listen. What I hate about it is that there are always bitter actors there who complain about everything but at least I have my IPOD to drown them out.

The picture above is from last week's shoot on a Nautilus commercial in Glendale. Easy shoot, nice money. Only about 6 or 7 extras in total so it was a small call with EXCELLENT craft service {i.e. catering}. Ya'll know I love to eat. :-)

By the way, I just discovered the 100% free Picasa Photo Editor, makes compiling these photos so much fun!

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