Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I Am Not an Actor, But I Play One On TV

I am not an actor, I am a carpenter.  For some in the television home renovation world the opposite holds true; actors with 'some' carpentry experience playing carpenters on television.  Drives me nuts.
Lately, networks, agents, PR folks and others have been asking for my "bio and headshot" which I should (but don't) have.  So, since I am a carpenter, I decided to do what I do best; build one.  I actually built 5 of them, using mostly leftover mahogany and 1/4" plywood.
I wanted it to look like an antique relic of some sort...with stickers like you'd see on an old steamer trunk.
Here is the result:

.."old" stickers...

I bought the cheapest 3-ring
binders I could find,  dis-assembled
them, then installed the ring mechanism
on a piece of solid mahogany..

..more stickers....

I created a bio with lots of project photos and had 5 sets printed, laminated and hole punched...

Here is what I started with...new mahogany and 1/4" luan plywood.  After some 'aging' with stain, paint, nicks and dings, my new wood became old..

Hopefully this gives you some inspiration to create a resume or bio that represents who you are, and what you are good at!


Grand Pooba said...

Sweet! What a great idea to get your bio out there along with a sample of your skill. Very cool.

Brian Kelsey said...

Thanks GP! Hope all is well out west :)

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