One word represents my entire being. Adapt. My entire concept is based around being the most complete me. It doesn’t matter how well my competitors are doing or training because there’s nothing i can do about that. I just know that when my name, number, or moment is called, i’ll be as ready as i’m aware to be. Not because i’m cocky or over-confident, because i’ve put in time, sweat, blood into becoming the most complete Kamen that i can be. When i turned 18 and wasn’t sure what to do with my talents, or even in my life, I reached out to my Grand Master Chuck Norris’s brother, Aaron Norris on advice on the entertainment business. He said, “learn how everything works.” And that’s exactly what i’ve done. Now i’m 22 and i’ve done my best to hone in on all of my skills. I strive to have a strong and clear speaking voice, a super-human athletic body, the techniques of acting, the ability to produce and edit my own films, and the social and marketing skills to sell myself. This format i have has the flexibility to adapt and is constantly open to new advice and has yet to fail me. How can i plan of being the best ‘You’ ever fail. It has catapulted me directly onto my path and makes the cloudy road to success, much more clear.
Being the Best
Being a logical person, I’ve learned fast that “being the best” is a false concept as an artist. Of course there will be competitions to test your art against others, but in the end it is all based on opinions and hype instead of facts. Art is what speaks or relates to you. No ones art will REALLY be better than anyone else’s. FIND YOUR AUDIENCE.
Grades or Approval?
I’m more focused on gaining new knowledge and gaining approval from the people who can move my career as an actor forward. I’m always trying to put myself in a position to win, be chosen, be seen, be noticed.
Never really thought about it until now. I need to enjoy and value the journey more and stop focusing solely on the ending.
I feed off the intensity of a crowd. I love to present something that’s “impossible” to the audience, something they wish they can rewind, and just have to tell someone about.
Fame or Money
Both. It sounds crazy but I say why not. I need the money to support myself. Fame, not because i’m a spotlight fanatic, but because i’m uncomfortable with introducing myself and HATE small talk. I avoid it at all cost unless i’m in a position to gain contacts or networking. One of my side goals is to never have to introduce myself.