Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”
As an actress in Hollywood, when my agent kept sending me up for gang roles and prostitute roles, I quickly realized that I had to claim my own power. Going in for other types of roles, I was often told that I was too glamorous, or too well endowed, or that my face was too recognizable.
Today, Jan 22, 2017, like the Phoenix, I am rising above and spreading my wings, sharing Many Women’s Stories in one in our new book “The Kinky Side Of Perfect”. Because, no matter what you’ve gone through, you can recreate yourself. Draw on your inner strength within you and turn your life into something that you want. See, there is an evolution that one can go through and there are all sorts of things that what one is capable of rising above.
Continue the strong message after the Million Woman March. Here in our book trilogy, we are telling many women’s personal stories through these characters with integrity, love, humor, spice, and strength, on our own terms.
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I remember what it was like to plan my wedding. It was an exciting time an
d in addition to making sure that all of my family, friends, and guests were comfortable, I still had to make sure that I looked my best.
It was a special day after all and, honey, I knew these pictures would last FOREVER!
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Dream Big, Stay Strong,
When preparing for any role, it is important to have a complete understanding of your character and where they are coming from. For example, what is their backstory? Do they have any siblings?
What is their relationship to their friends? For example, are they the leader or the follower? What kind of clothes would they wear to the club or a party? Would they even go to the club or are they more into an evening with Netflix?
From the moment you receive the script in your hand, you have a chance to take that character and make it your own.
Here are some quick tips to use when preparing for a role:
1. Read the script thoroughly from the beginning to the end. Don’t just read your parts and skip over the rest. Take time to understand the other characters as well. Where are they coming from? What is their relationship to your character? This will help you flesh out your interactions with them when it is time to film.
2. Realize that nothing is set in stone until you read with the rest of the cast and receive instructions from the director. So, on your own, before the table read, experiment with different ways of delivering the same line.
For example, here is a line from The Godfather (1972):
“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”
You may know the classic delivery from the film, but experiment right now with different ways you might say the line.
Here is another one:
“I’m the king of the world!” from Titanic (1997). Again, you may be familiar with the scene from the film and the enthusiastic delivery but take your time with the line and come up with two different ways you might say this same line.
3. Be flexible. Regardless of many times you may have practiced it on your own at home, when you get to the table read, things will probably change. You will be reading with your fellow cast members as well as taking notes from the director.
I understand, that you may be committed to saying that line a certain way. That line may be your favorite part of the script, and you plan to SLAY when you deliver that line. Honey, trust me. You will get your chance if the writing is good. So, keep an open mind when it comes to delivery of the lines. Listen to the wisdom of the director in addition to bringing your acting experience to the table.
With any production, keep the end product in mind which is the finished film, video, television series, or web clips. After all, this is the thing that people will be watching. So, keep their experience in mind when preparing for your role. Make it luxurious and enjoyable for them to view.
Most of all, take time to enjoy the process. If it is not fun for you but stresses you out from beginning to end, maybe you should be doing something else.
But if it is something you enjoy? Continue to do your best to deliver excellence. Keep growing and trying new things. You deserve the best and your fans do too.
Dream big and Stay Strong,
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Just a reminder to keep your head up today. Everyone’s always going to have something to say. Stay focused on your goal and enjoy the sweetness of victory achieved with the camaraderie of your closest friends, fam, and supporters as well as your sheer determination. Go for yours!
Dream Big, Stay Strong,
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Note: This post is in response to a Twitter Story link that many of my friends and family forwarded to me today.
Today, I am posting about our producing our music documentary “The Legacy Of Eazy-E”. https://sellfy.com/p/0Omb/ It was important to share this story with dignity and an updated artistic sensibility. This content began with an interview with Tomica Wright, Ruthless Records CEO, and Eazy E-’s widow conducted by Maxie Collier during principle photography for the movie Paper Chasers. Here are production notes for this video:
1. Original art and graphics can add distinct elements to your videos that can give them a unique look found in your work. The line art images of Eazy-E and with his wife Tomica were hand drawn by Nic “The Artist” Quinn specifically for this production.
2. To achieve the animated effect of the hand drawing in the graphic elements, we incorporated an app by Andrew Darius. With this new technological tool, we created the look of the images, photos, and videos being drawn in and out of the content as if they were being hand drawn directly into the video by the artist himself. To get this software, visit http://paperchasers.tv/explaindio
3. Videos, especially ones that are about music professionals or people in the music industry, benefit from having a soundtrack that fits the genre. The music you choose helps to establish the style and tone for the video you are about to present. For this documentary video series, we opened each segment with music that suited both the overall theme of the video as well as each individual segment or topic. For example, for the chapter titles “Tomica Wright On Overcoming Dark Times”, we selected a piece of music that is suspenseful. For the chapter titled “Eazy-E’s Role In Hip Hop”, we selected a piece with iconic percussion and bass lines, appropriate for his role and iconic place in music history as described candidly by his wife in this documentary.
View the full doc here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp8HLwoZqr4&index=1&list=PL23HMWrB5ZRuaXVu4vD94ieid47RJbuOy
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Dream Big and Stay Strong, Schatar
Enjoyed working with Flavor Flav on “Flavor Of Love” and meeting Snoop Dogg some time ago at the Comedy Central Roast Of Flavor Flav. A lot of preparation goes into attending any industry event. For this one, I selected a green Tadashi silk dress with a bell skirt and bangs. Saw many Hip Hop legends at this one including Ice T and his wife Coco, Jimmy Kimmel, and other industry folks whose work I enjoy.
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I keep this Steve Jobs quote in mind on the role of beauty of design when creating my full color tech videos. He said, “We make the buttons on the screen look so good, you’ll want to lick them.” Each interactive element added should be functional and increase the viewer’s overall pleasant experience.
One of my friends is super shy and has had a crush on a guy for about 3 years. They have been casual acquaintances and have been friendly, saying “hi” and “bye” on occasion but never getting into any in depth conversation. What do you think she should do? Should she tell him how she feels? Should she ask around to see if he is single? What would you do to get the conversation started?
This week, I produced a Music Video for a classic Country song by an artist that used to be signed with MCA records. I received a communication that went something like this:
“Dear Schatar, I love this video. When I showed it to my sister-in-law she started crying. Thank you for doing this.”
First of all, thank you so much for watching the video. When I spoke with the Country Music artist who performed the song, he told me that he had shown it to one of his employees and they too started crying. I am glad that the images and the message of the video are getting through and reaching viewers.
This is in response to a letter from Aaron who writes: “How can I deal with stage fright? I get this feeling of butterflies in my stomach each time I’m about to step on stage. How can I make that go away?”
Aaron, I am going to share information with you that a top selling artist shared with me years ago. This artist has sold millions of songs, is a household name, has toured with top folks, has Grammy awards, and has been in this entertainment game for years. Do you know what she told me? She said that that feeling never goes away. That she was feeling it that very day before she was about to go on stage…
So, Aaron, my take on it is this: Who does it help? When you feel jittery and nervous before getting on the stage, who does it actually help? Does it benefit you? Does it help your fans who have traveled so far to come to your show and see you? No, it does not.
Find something that works for you to cope with this. You want to have a successful show because having a good show is good for you, it’s good for the promoters, it’s good for the producers and it good for your fans. Realize that you are just one part of this machine of entertainment. It is important that each part work well to keep it all running smoothly.
So what can you do? You’ve heard the saying “Oh, just imagine that everyone in the audience is naked”. Well, I tried that and it did not work for me. But there are things that do. Try push-ups, a couple of deep breaths, light yoga stretches, a glass of water, something that works for you before you step out on that stage and have a powerful show.