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This post was written by correspondent Robert Sunshine and edited by me.~missemmamm

Marvel Talent Form

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I’m not going to lie, I procrastinate. Not on a very frequent level, mind you, but just enough to make me not type as many of these as I want to. I have a thousand and one different subjects in my head, and not nearly enough time to cover them all. So, I think I’m going to just start by covering one that my lovely Emma has wanted me to do, the Philadelphia Wizard World Comic Con art contest. As many of you who frequent the site probably know, the two of us stopped over in Philadelphia for a couple of days to enjoy the magic that is the Wizard World Comic Con. There were so many amazing things there, the food, the community, the artwork. I can go on forever.

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But, speaking of art work, yours truly is a bit of an amateur artist. I mainly work on pencil sketches, but I love to draw. I’ve loved drawing since I was in kindergarten. Crayons and markers are always fun, but I will always enjoy the precision of pencils and the permanency of pens. Moving on, the two of us scavenged through some of my artwork and put together a small portfolio for me to enter into the contest along with a Marvel Standard Talent Incentive Enrollment Form. Believe it or not, not a lot of people really entered into this little showing. I didn’t win, because I can only imagine the pure skills everyone else had in front of me. But, to be honest, I didn’t mind.

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I was told that I was in the top ten candidates, but that only a couple of people would have a personal interview with the talent agent who was looking through all of our paperwork. Now, on my end I don’t really know exactly how many people signed up altogether. I was told that day it was between 50 and 60. So, ending up in the top ten kinda felt pretty good, considering. What that did for me was fuel my passion even more for drawing, sketching, and just plain doodling. Now I’m going to shamelessly add the artwork onto this blog.

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I’ve include some of the ones I submitted (above), along with some more recent drawings, and others I thought about putting in (below). If you think I should have added these pictures, taken some out, or quit art all together, and get a normal job like flipping burgers for minimum wage, I am open to criticism.

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In the meantime, I’m going to read an incredible art book from my local book store called DragonArt Collector’s Edition (Amazon affiliate link). This book is filled with incredible how to’s for sketching out and creating these incredible works of beauty. This book is worth every penny you spend, believe me. I recommend buying it.

In the meantime, I’m going to go grab 3 cans of Red Bull and a nice piece of paper, and then crumble it up after 2 hours of work. Then, grab another piece of paper and break down into tears. Until, I grab a third piece of paper, and go fuck it, good enough. Because, that’s how I roll.

You can check out more of Robert Sunshine’s art here on Deviant Art.

Thanks to Wizard World for providing Robert Sunshine and I with a complimentary weekend press pass to the 2015 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con. For info on Wizard World’s upcoming cons, please go here.

You may also enjoy:
2015 Philly Wizard World: Meeting Matthew Mercer (also by Robert Sunshine)
missemmamm’s 2015 Wizard World Philadelphia Diary
Meeting Evan Peters at 2014 Philly Wizard World
2013 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con: Q&A with Lost Girl’s Kris Holden-Ried
2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: An Exclusive Interview with Amber Benson
Just Because: Andy Warhol

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So, after knowing that I’ve been accepted into the DCP since March, I’m finally really packing just days before my departure. It’s difficult to decide what to pack for four months. You need business, casual, workout and sleep wear. Plus shoes! I actually went with a smaller suitcase. This one was coming out to a little over 40lbs, which is the cut off. I’m not going to pay $100 extra (which Spirit charges if you are over). Instead my smaller suitcase is coming out to about 29lbs.

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This is the dress that I hold up and refer to in the video.

You may also enjoy:
What is the Disney College Program?
Disney College Program: Interviews & Roles/
My Disney Online Submission Character Audition
DCP: My Disney College Program Entertainment Audition
DCP: Lifeguard Role Info pre Disney College Program

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In March, the day after I was accepted into the Disney College Program, I attended a Disney Entertainment Audition in Philadelphia, PA. It was my first ever live audition for anything. So I was both excited and nervous, as you’d expect. The photo above is what I wore to my audition. I’ve also included photos of how I did my makeup and nails because I was trying to look cute and young but stay within the Disney Look.

Please watch the videos below for info on what it was like and what you may experience if you decide to attend an audition in the future. I was hoping to be cast as a fur character. I was quickly cut but it was definitely an experience that I’d recommend if it’s something you are passionate about. I plan to audition again while I’m doing my program in Orlando.


You may also enjoy:
DCP: What is the Disney College Program?
Disney College Program: Interviews & Roles
My Disney Online Submission Character Audition
Top Animated Disney Movies on Netflix Streaming

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This is about my experience with trying out to be a Disney character performer online. Yes, they sometimes have auditions that start online. Not many people have wrote or talked about this, so I thought it was a great topic for a video. These are the photos that I used. It was for a face character, so they need to see your face. I was not chosen but I do think that these are the type of photos required, as I did get a response. This was not affiliated with the Disney College Program but I did do this while I was waiting to hear back about my DCP audition. (My Disney shirt in the video is from Target, in case you are wondering.)

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For more info:
DisneyAuditions.com
a girl’s positive online audition experience

You may also enjoy:
DCP: What is the Disney College Program?
Disney College Program: Interviews & Roles
Top Animated Disney Movies on Netflix Streaming
Movies Quotes: Disney’s Tangled

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In my previous DCP post I gave you a general overview of what the program is. This post deals with the interviews involved in being accepted into the Disney College Program. There are three steps: the application, the web based interview (WBI) and the phone interview. Please watch the video below for in depth information on all of these steps.

While applying you have to indicate which roles (jobs) you would be willing to do at the parks and/or resorts. Because of this, I have also included some info on the available roles.

Even if you have no interest in applying for the Disney College Program yourself, you may be interested in watching this video to see me describe my journey through their hiring process.

You may also enjoy:
DCP: What is the Disney College Program?
Top Animated Disney Movies on Netflix Streaming
Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Pocahontas
Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Beauty and the Beast
Movies Quotes: Disney’s Tangled
8 Life (and Beauty) Tips from Miss Piggy

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