This is my first attempt to perform a monologue in front of a camera (11 takes). I know I shouldn't have done so many takes, but the first few tries didn't feel real. When I think about acting, all I want is for it to be real. I found myself being stiff through the takes--maybe because I'm nervous. I think all actors get nervous, and it's okay. Especially that first breath you take before you start the monologue. Usually the start of the monologue is the hardest because you work up your nerves to jump start the whole thing, but once you start and get into the words, everything falls into place. (if you want to see how nervous I was, watch the bloopers). I hope this first attempt is something I can always look back on and think of ways to improve. What do you guys think?