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Luck and timing plays a huge part
Sometimes luck and timing can be on an artiste's side. I met Peter Wolfgang a few years back on a casual outing, and he saw the potential in me - as a model! Can you believe that? Personally, I know I don't have the chops to be a model. My height is short and my body not tight and muscular. But Peter said I can act very well, after seeing in a few of my films and commercials. And that is good enough for him to cast me in his next photoshoot. Acting to him is evoking emotions through pictures, and I excelled at that.
Awestruck by someone so humble
|Mr.Peter Wolfgang & me|
So what have I learned in this experience to share with others?
|The gentle side of me|
They understand time precision and its value
|Strength - inside out|
They recognise true talent - beyond just the superficial
I mean, come on, look at me. I don't see myself as a model, but the photographs Peter took was all fantastic and beautiful. His strong belief in me uplifts my confidence in my own abilities. He said he knows how good I am in acting and that will come through his photographs as well. No doubt some good looks can help, but your true abilities speak more of you as a talent. Helping others to do well will in turn inspires you to do well too. That's why I love coaching others in my Artiste Training Course.
They share knowledge
Sharing knowledge here means communication. During the photoshoot, everything went on uncannily smooth. I was expecting some kind of glitch or some unhappy crew member who would shout and belitttle others (like most of our local productions do). But no such thing. Everything went smoothly because everyone communicates with each other on a professional level. Peter trusts in my abilities, and that in turn makes me do my best. Same thing goes with others - the lighting crew, talent coordinator, line producer etc. Everything is explained clearly and simply at every level. No hidden agendas, witholding grudges (emotional) or worst, misinformation.
So how can we make our industry better? Simply imitate others who did better than us.