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Double Header: Cast as Claudio in Measure for Measure and wrapped VO for Perfume

Cast in Theater Lunatico' Measure For Measure

Joining my other Shakespeare brother, Sebastian, this summer is the role of Claudio in Measure For Measure, Shakespeare's "problem" play that depicts a young nun in her battle against a self-righteous man of the law as he attempts to exploit her in order for her to free her brother, Claudio (me).

Really looking forward to this role as I get to play a character with zero power in any of the situations I am in. Every interaction is an uphill battle to curry favor as Claudio is a man wrongly sentenced to death without any power to stop it. He must beg, endear, and puff his chest to remain hopeful in situation out of his control.

Even though I've played characters who are mostly reactive to their environment, I've never played a character who goes into every situation as the underdog, and I look forward to that desperation. Every acting teacher I've met as told me that every scene should have high stakes and every character should want things desperately. What could be higher stakes than life or death and wanting desperately to live? It is going to be some powerful stuff.

Look forward to seeing me and Claudio in these situations July 2018

Wrapped Voice Over on Perfume

Did my final acting bits as Jerry in MTG Production's Perfume. First time I got to do voice over with a team who could easily reset where I needed to record instead of me having to run out of my booth to stop recording and start it up again. It was pleasantly easy to just be able to focus on acting.

Final picture should be down in the next couple of weeks and hit the festival circuit shortly afterwards. After that, I'll make sure to link it to here wherever it ends up on the inter-webs.

That's all for now, so until next time, stay goofy and keep hustling.

James Aaron Oh

Selfie during the break in the Voice Over session for Perfume

Selfie during the break in the Voice Over session for Perfume

That's A Wrap on "Perfume"!

Wrap on  Perfume . From left to right: James Aaron Oh (Jerry), Ashley Trudaine (Terry), Martin Sanchez (Field Audio Engineer), Michael Palmetto (Director/ Writer), Tristan Custodio (DP/ Camera Op), Kyle Beasly (2nd AD)

Wrap on Perfume. From left to right: James Aaron Oh (Jerry), Ashley Trudaine (Terry), Martin Sanchez (Field Audio Engineer), Michael Palmetto (Director/ Writer), Tristan Custodio (DP/ Camera Op), Kyle Beasly (2nd AD)

A morning walk at sunrise is the only cup of coffee I need. (If I drank coffee)

A morning walk at sunrise is the only cup of coffee I need. (If I drank coffee)

Today, I wrapped principal photography for the short film Perfume with MTG Productions. It follows Jerry, a germaphobe, who must navigate the streets of San Francisco to find a safe haven from all the germs around him.

Shooting film requires me to wake up early, and while I am not a a morning person, no one can deny that a morning walk with the rising sun is a great way to start your day.

It was a fun and efficient shoot that had me working in almost every shot, being the lead character. While my theater training has prepared me for long, concentrated periods of time of maintaining characters, I can say that I was sufficiently tired by the end of the shoot.

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That being said, I was elated to learn that my co-star was Ashley Trudaine, who worked with me on the film Dead End; which should be exiting post in the next month or two. Perfume sought to rectify our violent transgressions in  Dead End by making us a lot more friendly to each other this time around.

Also, I learned quite a bit being on this set. My physicality is one of my strongest assets, working out over the past few months has given me greater, more consistent energy though out the day, and that convincing film poop is a mixture of Nutella, chunky peanut butter, and cocoa crispies.

With that, I'll wrap today's post. I'll be revisiting the world of Perfume with some Voice-Over work in the coming weeks and the film itself should be entering the festival circuit shortly after.

Until next time, keep hustling and stay goofy.

James Aaron Oh

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