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Old 10-20-2013, 07:36 AM
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Your story gave me pause....thinking about your life's experiences, I am struck by your will to compete. The act of competing is an affirmation that requires not only skills but fearlessness: the noble choice to confront your anxieties and proceed. Most people do not understand that one's fearless determination not to go gently into that long good-night is the same stuff that compels an artist to do art. Despite angst, an artist must fearlessly pick up the brush just as the cancer survivor must fearlessly affirm yes to life. Good luck – your participation in this competition says you are already a winner.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:43 AM
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Fantastic story! Good luck. I like the revised video ending.

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Old 10-21-2013, 09:24 AM
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Your story gave me pause....thinking about your life's experiences, I am struck by your will to compete. The act of competing is an affirmation that requires not only skills but fearlessness: the noble choice to confront your anxieties and proceed. Most people do not understand that one's fearless determination not to go gently into that long good-night is the same stuff that compels an artist to do art. Despite angst, an artist must fearlessly pick up the brush just as the cancer survivor must fearlessly affirm yes to life. Good luck – your participation in this competition says you are already a winner.
Thanks for the kind words of support!
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:20 PM
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Got the call.

I am a finalist!!!!

Being flown out to LA in two weeks to spend a couple days with producers, and do some camera tests and present my portfolio. This is the last step to become a cast member.

Trying to keep my composure and not lose my **** lol.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:36 PM
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:11 PM
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Cool! Is there a place we can see your video?
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:50 PM
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Cool! Is there a place we can see your video?
Not yet.

The original full 20 minute submission is embarrassing to me at least, I said MAN CAVE too many times and did air quotes lol. Luckily they are editing it down to a couple of minutes.

Everyone seemed to like it a lot though, some people asked if I had professional experience.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:59 AM
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Got the call.

I am a finalist!!!!

Being flown out to LA in two weeks to spend a couple days with producers, and do some camera tests and present my portfolio. This is the last step to become a cast member.

Trying to keep my composure and not lose my **** lol.
How awesome!

Remember, for these types of shows it's about the personality. You got to pick the personality you want to be on that show and then they cast you as that personality. "Quiet intelligent guy" never makes it on these sort of things. "Angry horny guy" usually does the trick.

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Old 10-29-2013, 07:33 AM
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How awesome!

Remember, for these types of shows it's about the personality. You got to pick the personality you want to be on that show and then they cast you as that personality. "Quiet intelligent guy" never makes it on these sort of things. "Angry horny guy" usually does the trick.

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Trust me, I'm there-this far on personality and back story.

It's abilities that I am least confident about. I wrench on cars, I can do bolt ons and what not, but I took only a few hours of welding classes, I am no fabricator. I have also not drawn cars daily for work/college in YEARS. Now when I draw by hand, I have to shake my hands out every 10 minutes due to carpel tunnel and tendinitis.

Those things will keep me from making it, not my personality. They RAVE about me as person so far. I bought a drafting table so I can do some sketching over the next few days and build up my chops. I also have connections to professional welders if I get cast, to bump up my skills there too.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:03 PM
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As predicted, I had an on-the-spot drawing test which I think I did pretty damn well. I had to take a Caddy CTS coupe, sedan, wagon or Escalade and make it a future emergency vehicle. So I took the Coupe and made it a high speed police pursuit vehicle.


I nailed my camera interviews and kept my composure. I came to find out I have been the company favorite for a few weeks now.

It's going to be shot in LA, 5 weeks, starting in mid/end January. I do get some payment for each week of the show which is normally not done, so that is kind of nice.

I got the call tonight, not even 12 hours after getting back that they can't be official yet without the Networks final say, but she said the words "it's no inside secret that you are ridiculously close to being a done deal with everyone involved here".
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As predicted, I had an on-the-spot drawing test which I think I did pretty damn well. I had to take a Caddy CTS coupe, sedan, wagon or Escalade and make it a future emergency vehicle. So I took the Coupe and made it a high speed police pursuit vehicle.


I nailed my camera interviews and kept my composure. I came to find out I have been the company favorite for a few weeks now.

It's going to be shot in LA, 5 weeks, starting in mid/end January. I do get some payment for each week of the show which is normally not done, so that is kind of nice.

I got the call tonight, not even 12 hours after getting back that they can't be official yet without the Networks final say, but she said the words "it's no inside secret that you are ridiculously close to being a done deal with everyone involved here".
Congratulations! That's really awesome.


Do you mind submitting one of my drawings? I just whipped up a little something in class today, it's no big deal.

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You have to be 21 or over though
Haha damn.

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Dude that's awesome. I really hope you succeed. If nothing else you should meet up with some LA festers and get a free round or two while your out here.
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Dude that's awesome. I really hope you succeed. If nothing else you should meet up with some LA festers and get a free round or two while your out here.
This.^^ We should have a "meet and greet" while you are here in SoCal!
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This.^^ We should have a "meet and greet" while you are here in SoCal!
LOL

It sucks being without a car though. Relying on PAs(usually young girls) that can't drive to cart me around.

I will see if maybe producers would allow me to rent my own car, don't know if they would allow such freedom.
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I had to go back and re-read this whole post. There is so much WIN here. I'm struggling through some issues myself, and seeing your story inspires me to press on! Thank you for submitting!
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Trust me, I'm there-this far on personality and back story.

It's abilities that I am least confident about. I wrench on cars, I can do bolt ons and what not, but I took only a few hours of welding classes, I am no fabricator. I have also not drawn cars daily for work/college in YEARS. Now when I draw by hand, I have to shake my hands out every 10 minutes due to carpel tunnel and tendinitis.

Those things will keep me from making it, not my personality. They RAVE about me as person so far. I bought a drafting table so I can do some sketching over the next few days and build up my chops. I also have connections to professional welders if I get cast, to bump up my skills there too.
Wait a minute!--are you saying that you will not only be designing the cars on the show, but fabricating them too?!
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