-What do I like and believe about show business?
What I like very much about show biz is that it's fun; nobody is there that doesn't want to be there, even the crew, I enjoy the opportunities and it's one of the first jobs I've ever had where there is a feeling of community ...the downside; it can be very unfair and fickle, it can exploit desperation and the fact that money is in many aspects the overriding concern which I think stifles artistic expression in the long run....
-What holds me back?
Sometimes I feel unqualified to be in such close proximity and working with experienced people whereas I'm there on a wing and a prayer....my training is minimal; courses in college, plays and scene study, a few short films and watching closely on sets where I'm merely an extra though in the 3 years since I've gotten back into the "swing" of it I've managed a quite a few featured roles where I've gotten to interact with some extremely talented people...
-What is true about the digital age?
It's the present and the future that carries the past
-What is possible in the digital/information age???
The sky is the limit; basically that's what drew me to your course and also what I learned from SAG reps, that this is a new frontier and nobody really knows where or what it will lead to...it may be a disaster but one that demands a thorough review
-What do I believe about the actors around me?
That they're struggling like me but that they're more talented than me; that they all have a basic belief that there is something deep down in them that deserves to be revealed....regardless of criticism; they're kind of like Iceland in that respect
The bad? Well, they can be a little narcissistic but I'm willing to excuse that due the nature of our calling...
What are my agreements as an actor/ artist?
I agree to do what I can to achieve an end, to reach down deep inside of me and assert myself in the pursuit of excellence without regard to ego or selfish concerns
To learn from those around me and employ it to the best of my ability
To believe in art as a way of forging civility in society and it's reflection of the truth in humanity
What am I committed to creating in the digital age?
Visual/audio art and my growth within
As far as collaborating with other actors, writers and directors, what are my agreements?
I'm open and willing to work with anyone in the pursuit of something tangible and agreed upon, I'm all for collaboration and cooperation
My declaration of artistic freedom or constitution-
-I, daniel Patrick Mccormick believe in the spirit of artistic freedom because it is a sacred covenant between existence and immortality...how much time I have left is beyond my control and believe in never dismissing an opportunity, wether it be financial or artistic, I never refuse a job which is a vow I took when I retired from my last career, a soul crushing occupation...I'm a painter and writer as well and without fail I do something that utilizes my creativity every day... I believe deeply in artistic expression-
I'll be sketching for a new painting after I send this off....thank you for the class!!!
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