Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Acting Technique Practice

Make a “mini monologue” (about 30 seconds) that you completely make up on the spot, for each emotion. Try to move onto the next emotion as quickly as possibly, and you also get browny points for filming a video response and showing me your skills!

In shock
In Love

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Boo! ;)

What: Halloween Contest!

When: Due on October 22, 2011

Who: Anybody! Actors! Film lovers! Halloween lovers! But ahem.. you must be subscribed ;)

How: Just film yourself in a short skit that should be no more than 5 minutes long. Think of scary movies, and try to recreate something like that AS SCARY AS YOU CAN. You can use editing, but I won’t be judging you on your use of editing, its about acting! Make sure there’s a part in the skit where you are acting and saying lines, and its not just you running away from ghosts for 5 minutes. You don’t have to use costumes, and you don’t have to do anything fancy shmancy.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Summer contest commercial monologues!

I decided to let you guys pick from 3 monologues instead!

For boys & girls:
{note} that this is a public service announcement that might be sponsored by the government or a charity. You are a spokesperson!
Every minute someone in the world dies of hunger. Give to the hunger society. We help millions of people each day find a meal. If you give a dollar a day, by the end of the year you will have helped us feed over a hundred people. We're talking about a life here.

For girls: 
What's the essential element for healthy skin? Oxygen! New clean and clear fizzing cleanser is formulated with pure oxygen- to clean deep down! So your skin, can breathe! Clean & Clear, and under control.

For boys: 
{note} this is the famous old spice commercial! 
Hello ladies, how are you? Fantastic! Does your man look like me? No. Can he smell like me? Yes! Should he use old spice body wash? I don't know... Do you like the smell of adventure? Do you want a man who smells like he can bake you a gourmet cake in the dream kitchen he built with his own hands? Of course you do! So ladies, should your man smell like an old spice man? You tell me...

Friday, July 1, 2011

Bathroom Stall Inspiration

On Tuesday while I was at a sushi restaurant, I noticed that the bathroom was “vandalized” with inspirational and meaningful quotes. I find this such a wonderful way to brighten up somebody’s day. And yes, it may be disrespectful to the owners, but I guess we all have our views on things, and technically- a few wise words never hurt anybody.  
Read more for the pictures I found and a little exclusive video.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Your Film Industry Career Options

You don’t have to be an actor, you know?
Suppose it’s not your truest passion and you’re not amazing at it, but you still love the film industry. You can do so many things tied to being an actor.

Here are a few other options you can always consider!

It would be beyond fun to actually write the actor’s lines and make audiences and millions of people laugh! Scriptwriters get to watch actors preform their written masterpiece and get the satisfaction of being a large contributor to the film industry. (Plus, they make a minimum of $32,290 and for big-name writers, $5,000,000 a year isn’t unheard of!)

Admit it, you’ve considered this at least once in your lifetime! A director is in charge of assembling the film crew and guiding the look, sound and overall feel of the film. If power and being a leader is something you are naturally good at, consider this! But remember, it takes a while to build your name as a director.

When I first heard of this one, I believe I said “a what?” Turns out, the Gaffer is the head electrician on set, and is responsible for the lighting an making sure it suits the mood of the scene. And believe it or not, a gaffer is incredibly important for a movie, show, or theatrical presentation to look the way it should and be successful. How awkward would it be to watch a scene that is set in the daytime and have the set be pitch black? The gaffer is the go-to-assistant and is called the “best boy” and they can make $50,000-$70,000 a year, but the best gaffers can make hundreds of thousands.

Makeup artist
Putting pounds of makeup on actors is extremely fun, and males or females can do the job! If costumes and makeup interest you, give this a go! You can start being a makeup artist, right when you finish high school. All it takes is finishing a makeup artistry school.

Special Effects Technician
Love computer graphics and video editing? Consider this- special effects technicians meet with the director and other members of the crew in the early stages of pre-production to determine the desired look of the effects. Whether it’s a car blowing up and creating an explosion, or creating an underwater scene, special effects technicians are in charge of it all.

More Ideas!
Interested in production? Be a electrician, model prop builder, best boy lighting, rigger/light operator, gaffer or a production assistant.
Interested in special effects? Be a makeup fabricator, visual effects artist, or special effects technician.
Interested in writing? Be a scriptwriter for t.v. series, web series, movies, commercials, or short films.
Interested in makeup? Be a fashion & beauty makeup artist, makeup artist, wigmaker, key makeup artist, or makeup special effects fabricator.
Interested in art direction? Be a art director, wardrobe stylist, or set dresser!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What Happened During My “Audition”?

As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by someone who let me sit down to fill an application. I was sneaky enough to actually film the application form (where it didn’t reveal the name) and I feature it in the video below. Some parts of the application, I couldn’t fill in on the spot like my social insurance number, and my measurements. The agent came down and checked off “non-union” in a box and filled in my measurements. 

Then he asked me about my past experience. I had mentioned in my application that I was an extra in Camp Rock 2, and he said that the volunteers were originally suppose to be paid extras, but the production company decided to use volunteers so many extras lost their job, which I found kind of funny that Camp Rock 2 would choose to save money on something like that. 

Anyway, he then took my headshot that I brought with me, he told me that whenever there is a job, he calls first and then sends an email. If I can’t take the job, he said there would be no pressure but always make sure that you are positive that you can make it if you take the job. He also mentioned that once I got on set, I would have to fill in an application, and to never put my home address on my application, instead put the agency’s address. It was very quick and definitely exciting! I’ll get back to you guys once I start going more often!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


You should know, I’m writing this after spending a day of writing an exam and coming home to do more continuous studying. I’ve said this time to time, and I am just realizing it again now, I never ever want to work an office or repetitive job

My mind feels like it’s going to explode and I just want to be freed and released from having to do all of these things that I don’t want to do. But I’m lucky, I get to do an exam and be over with it. But imagine having to do this for a living: getting up in the morning to go to work and hating your life while you’re there, wondering what the purpose of your existence is if you hate what you do every day, and then coming home, going to sleep and having to do it over and over again.

Bottom line is, follow your dreams. You may be poor, you may not have a place to sleep, but all is better than being trapped and doing something you hate.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Hey guys! Obviously you’ve already noticed that my blog looks quite different, and I’ve added many new features with much much more to come!
Hang in there, the renovations should only take up until June 23, so that’s less than 2 weeks.
I hope you guys like what I want to do with this blog, and if you have any huge ideas, list them below.
Think big! I know I am!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

incredibly unbelievably super sweet sixteen!

Birthdays are a, well, I’d love to say special time, but the harsh reality is that most of my birthdays after the age of 13 have been either whatever, or really bad. I think it was worth it, considering how amazing this year’s birthday was. Most teenagers dream of a glamourous sweet sixteen party. But me,  au contraire. I don’t see the joy in lashing out several thousands of dollars for other people’s entertainment. Isn’t it your special day?  So Instead, I just wanted to have a fun day with my mommy. I also don’t know how it happened, but she actually bought me a macbook pro, which i’m currently writing on right now. I’ve wanted one for like 10 years, so children let this be a lesson- you can have anything you want. Work hard, be dedicated and be open to new ideas. Anyways, onto the actual birthday; at first the plan was New York, then Niagara Falls, and then we decided to just go back to this beautiful creek that I spent my summers as a little kid. The whole ride there I couldn’t stop thinking, “some things really don’t change”, while listening to an ancient cd of U2. Your parents listen to that too, right? Haha well, I wanted to share my beautiful day with you guys, at least with some pictures.
The ride through the countryside
The gorgeous waterfall that you can actually jump into, except the current
will most definitely take you away...

Okay tell me this isn’t the cutest thing ever...
Earlier on in the day, before going to the creek.

 This is a violeta blackcurrant cake made by dadu. If you ever see one,
buy ten. 

Friday, May 27, 2011


I'm so beyond excited for this contest (if you can't tell in my video)
The contest ends on June 20, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Travel Vlogs?

Last year, as some of you may know, I went away to Russia and Greece for 4 weeks. This year, I'm going to Russia, quite possibly a bunch of Scandinavian countries and other random places, except in the span of 5 weeks.
Now, 5 weeks without thatsophiakid videos will be terribly impossible so I'm going to still be getting videos up in that time. However, I don't know if you guys would like to see me vlog and film in all of these beautiful places. I don't know if you guys think those videos should go on another channel or if they should all be on thatsophiakid. I'll try my hardest to bring a laptop with me, but knowing my mom, she will most definitely not let me do that haha
So let me know, would you be interested in travel vlogs and videos of different parts of the world?
Travelling is my greatest passion, so I would more than love to share that with you all.
A picture of icebergs I took last year from the airplane

Monday, April 11, 2011

The price of beauty

What makes humans (homo sapiens)  unique? One of the things, is our love and desire to be beautiful and see beautiful things. We simply treasure beauty and whether we realize it or not, spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars to look beautiful. I came across this thought in the shower, weirdly enough. I thought, "how much money do I spend a year on my appearance?" "Do I spend more than $100?" Which seems funny to some people, that spend thousands in just a month on things like extensions and surgical procedures.
Why do we spend all that money to look good?
What would we look like if we didn't care?
What would society look like if we all didn't care?
How much do YOU think you spend?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Shadiness of the modelling industry

A few days ago, I somehow came across a photo of a beautiful girl who's name was Ruslana Korshunova. I googled her name to find out exactly who and what she was, because her pictures looked familiar.
The shocking thing is that google told me this (at the time) 20 year old model committed suicide by jumping off of her 9th story New York apartment.
I found conspiracy theories suggesting that she got pushed because she wanted to leave the modelling industry but the "mafia" wouldn't let her. I honestly just laughed at this. Then, people were saying the New York Underground World puts models in a position of prostitution and there are "creepy rich men" that pay these girls so that they can afford to live in New York. Once again, I laughed it off,
Kind of confused about all of this, I asked a Russian model Valeria Sokolova, if she thought this was true or if she ever experienced this. She herself said that this was all imaginary stuff that people make up.
Tying this off, I'd like to remind you guys that you should always always always read  the contracts you are given to sign. When your agency gives you a contract, take it to a lawyer!! Be aware of what you promise people and don't skip it just because of excitement. I made this mistake two years ago when I skimmed through the Camp Rock 2 confidentiality agreement... ya, let's say if you know what happened (shh) if you don't, lets never mention it again! :)

Have you ever heard any stories of models and actors who are apart of some secret contract or agency?

Ruslana Korshunova

Monday, April 4, 2011

Fame is Overrated

I recently came across a statistic that claimed that 51% of high school students stated their overall goal in life was to become famous. Shocking? To me, it wasn't necessarily a surprise, but imagining that over half of my school considers their goal to become famous, kind of made me realize just how many people are really affected by the media. We tend to think celebrities have it all, but what is funny is that these celebrities hide in their homes from paparazzi, get tired of interviews and dismiss any questions, and are practically stalked and analyzed for the rest of their lives. Something I learned recently (which is based on a psychological study), is that kids that want to be famous have a history of being ignored or not given much attention at home or school. Apparently, this belief is not progressing onto the idea that all YouTubers are not given attention, but of course i'll have to deny that too haha.
So is wishing to become famous unrealistic and hopeless? My opinion? It can be.
I would say absolutely, but then again there's people like Spencer Pratt that feed off of fame and enjoy it in every narcissistic way possible.
I think if you do something you love, and do it for the passion- that can definitely make people like you, therefore bringing you fame.
I don't think being famous is something people should look to be, I think respect is so much more important.
Being a respected and passionate actor, is sooo much better than just being a "famous" actor.
Think of it this way- would you rather be famous but disrespected Rebecca Black, or less-famous but talented musician?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Living Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances

"A Practical Handbook for the Actor" discusses the truth of the moment, which describes how an actor should react to a rehearsed scene as if it were the first time it was happening. This means no matter how many times you film your monologue, or practice, you should add improv whenever you can to make it as authentic as possible. (Number 1 Rule of Improv: never say no!) The chemistry of acting, no matter how similar the ingredients are from one another, can still produce a completely different reaction three, four, even seven times around, which keeps acting interesting!
Hope you guys get my idea :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

back on the bandwagon

Such an old saying, I know. but I feel like I'm getting old, not uploading videos for weeks.
If you're following my twitter, www.twitter.com/thatsophiakid, I'd assume you know I'm horribly sick
Even worse, I woke up this morning... with no voice. Should I take up American Sign Language or something because I swear, I need to film this video!
But besides me telling you guys all this kind of stuff, I want some requests!

What are some things you would like confirmed or explained about the industry? More about auditions? More about Disney? More about Acting Scouts and when they have these huge go-sees? 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Youtube, thank you for making me laugh.

Basically, YouTube has decided to ever so intelligently "understand" what the person in a video is saying and translate it into words. You can try this out by going to almost any video and clicking the cc at the bottom bar. Let's just say it didn't really get the gist of it...

Yup guys, if you ever need to find auditions, honestly,
 just call mass in Seattle or call France.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Greatest acting ever!

Not in any specific order, but I found some on the internet and some that I remember as amazing movies!
I really recommend watching these and analyzing why the acting was so amazing.
Requiem For A Dream ( was my favorite movie before i found...)
GIRL, INTERRUPTED! (amazing!!!!)
Johnny Depp- Pirates of the Carribean
Tom Hanks- Saving Private Ryan (I've seen this one in history class- it's pretty intense!)
Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands
Marlon Brando in Streetcar Named Desire/Viva Zapata/Godfather
Natalie Portman- Beautiful Girls
Kevin Spacey & Mena Suvari - American Beauty
Robin Williams - One Hour Photo
Dakota Fanning - I Am Sam

Any more acting movies you would recommend watching?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Theatre Show Review from last night (and technique)

Last night, I volunteered at a theatre that wasn't so local, but still around me somewhat
Basically, it was amazing. Not in the way they used props (they didn't use any) or any of that fancy stage equipment lights or stuff, it was so classic and you had to use your imagination to understand it
And that was what made it so powerful, the fact that the actors focused on making people  believe that they were in a certain position. They didn't change clothes at all, and they played like 5 different characters, simply changing one to another by doing an action.
So let that be kind of a trial thing, try to look in a mirror and try to be as many characters as you can by changing personalities, stories and accents :)
Let your imagination go wild, (and film it if you can and put it on youtube for me to see ) ;)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Magazines are bad?

I just watched a video where some philosopher said magazines and pictures of people living a "greater" life are bad for you because they make you (subconsciously) feel bad about yourself.
What do you think?
Personally I love fashion editorials and I like the beauty and cultural aspect of it, not so much of a "oh i wish I looked like that" kind of thing... but then again, I trust smart people haha

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Book Recommendation!

Hey guys! A while ago somebody inboxed me (or told me elsewhere and i completely forgot) about an awesome acting book! So incase you're going to go to the mall sometime soon or you live near a bookstore or a library, try to find out if they have the book in stock. If you do read it, let me know. I'm thinking for my next contest I'll give away a book like this to the winner :)

 The Power of the Actor” by Ivana Chubbuck

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Final decisions

I'm at that point in my 10th year where they are making us chose a career, in several classes and chose classes for next year that will be shown to universities.
For days I felt so much pressure and it was just new to me, this idea of having to chose from a doctor, lawyer, scientist, all that stuff that I honestly would never want to do. I love travelling, I love the world, I love culture and humanities. Oh and I'm only like..really good at it too. Except what kind of job does one who likes to travel get?! -.- a travel agent? lol. Basically, I found a "job" I would be over the moon about. It takes lots of university and entering economics.. which isn't my cup of tea to say the least. It's a one in a million job but I want to be that one, and I sure believe I can be :) I'm not telling anyone what it is because it sounds crazy and I don't want to explain to anyone what it entitles. But I also don't want to jinx it. I'm not one to talk talk talk, I'm one to do.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011


There are around 132 days until summer for me... and might I say that I am so ready for it. I keep putting together outfits that would only work in the summer, and yesterday I walked outside and wanted to cry from how cold it was. Oh but the dreaded march month... I hate March. I feel like mother nature is taunting humans in March. It's hot one day, and you finally get excited to go out in  a sweater, and then the next day it's snowing. All the snow is melted one day and you get so happy, and the next it's all back. April is getting good, May is amazing, and June is just indescribable. February is one of my worst months too, I always get really antisocial and do stuff really out of my character... seriously why is there even a winter? I don't see a benefit to society or the earth. That was my rant.
Picture taken by me, in the glorious month of may..

Thursday, February 3, 2011

stop hating people, stop hating

Why put somebody down because they're trying to do their own thing?
Why put somebody down because of the way they look? They were born that way, and everybody is beautiful.
Why would you try to make someone feel less than you? There are better ways to raise your confidence.
It's gross, just gross and annoying when I see people trying to put others down for doing their own thing, for being different or for being unique.
Haters should be everybody's motivators :)
Don't embarrass yourselves haters, some can see right through you and see nothing but insecurities.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tongue Twisters!

These are some more tongue twisters from my new video!
Watch it if you haven't seen it already, or practice these 3 times each!

1. If you understand, say "understand".
If you don't understand, say "don't understand".
But if you understand and say "don't understand".
How do I understand that you understand? Understand!

2. I thought, I thought of thinking of thanking you.
4. Red blood blue blood                             
5. I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won't wish the wish you wish to wish.
6. If a smoldering snail went down a slippery slide would a snail sleder or slide down the slide
7. bubble bobble, bubble bobble, bubble bobble
8. How many cans can a canner can, if a canner can can cans?
A canner can can as many cans as a canner can, if a canner can can cans.
9. Tie a knot, tie a knot.
Tie a tight, tight knot.
Tie a knot in the shape of a knot

10. Of all the felt I ever felt,
I never felt a piece of felt
which felt as fine as that felt felt,
when first I felt that felt hat's felt.

11. The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick.
12. Kindly kittens knitting mittens keep kazooing in the king's kitchen.
13. Any noise annoys an oyster but a noisy noise annoys an oyster more.
14. If two witches were watching two watches, which witch would watch which watch?
15. Kacha papaya pacca papaya Kacha papaya pacca papaya Kacha papaya pacca papaya.
16. Purple Paper People, Purple Paper People, Purple Paper People
17. A sailor went to sea To see, what he could see. And all he could see Was sea, sea, sea.
18. Sanjeev's sixth sheep is sick
19.You curse, I curse, we all curse, for asparagus!
20. Once a fellow met a fellow In a field of beans. Said a fellow to a fellow, "If a fellow asks a fellow, Can a fellow tell a fellow What a fellow means?"

Source: http://www.indianchild.com/tongue_twisters.htm

Sunday, January 30, 2011

New videos ahead

This is just an organizational thing I want to write out to let you all know(and keep myself organized) about the videos coming up!
Monday: Acting practice technique number one
Wednesday: Acting practice technique number two (with a major blog post)
Thursday: Contest winners ... and I go back to school for semester two :'(
The picture is from my new video going up today! ... or you may have already seen it, which in that case WOOHOO. I have to go to the dentist to get my cavities filled in or something.. so wish me luck

Saturday, January 29, 2011

What inspires you?

I get really inspired by award shows. Something about it looks like so much fun, and it makes me strive to accomplish my dreams. Tumblr also inspires me fashion wise, and lifestyle wise. Going downtown and looking at people live their lives inspires me. Being around a set also inspires me.
What inspires you?

Friday, January 28, 2011

The meaning of life

The meaning of life is to give life a meaning. 


Have you noticed? If you go on my homepage, you can tell I've been fully parented!
And let me tell you.. the first thing I did was get rid of these dreaded thumbnails.. haha
Youtube has now become all the more fun, and I have two videos already uploaded to my channel, set on private that I'm going to upload one at a time.
If you have requests, youtube inbox me!! Or just leave me a comment on here haha

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Hello :) I got a question today, about why I deleted my formspring. And I thought I really needed to write about it, instead. Let's just say, I really don't like formspring. At first it can be fun, getting asked irrelevant questions. However, you never get asked the questions you want to be asked, instead you get asked stuff that pushes your buttons, or doesn't interest you. Also, where did mystery go? Isn't it more fun to get to know somebody only by what you see, and not know what really goes on in their life? Formspring just lets people in on your life too close. In my opinion at least. So, I deleted it, and I didn't get it back, nor do I want it back.
What are you thoughts on formspring?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Today's post has a little bit of absolutely nothing to do with acting. I actually wanted to know, have any of you tried macarons? Because I've seen them around the internet and they looked amazing. I honestly could not even imagine how they would taste, but now that I've tried them, I would describe it as a sweet-crispy-jelly that is stiff... in other words, amazing. I know my pictures are not the best in the world, but I did manage to take some. For some reason, the ones my mom bought were almost 3 dollars a piece, and really really small. I thought they were suppose to be pretty decently big, but apparently, they're tiny. Right now, I want to go to Laduree in Paris and eat every macaron in the store.. I would.
Macarons anybody? ;)

Oh hey there!

Blogging has to be my favorite hobby ever, and since it's really annoying to have to do it with html, I decided to kick my old website and just create a blogger.
All of my old pages are still here, the downloads, everything! (except the ask me and request video page.. because I was getting overwhelming amounts of emails)
So here, I will pretty much blog everyday. Don't expect acting posts though, I might post how my day was, or things I want to do, anything really.
But if you have a tumblr, I have one too and you should follow me ;) foreverended.tumblr.com
but on there, I post complete nonsense haha
So I hope you guys like my new blogger, maybe this is easier for you to follow everyday, maybe not.
But I'm keeping this.
Oh, and thanks for 1,700 subs! I love you!