Sunday, November 11, 2012

NYC acting schools: 5 Tips for Talentless (and richly talented) Actors part 2

“We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities but its own talents.” -Eric Hoffer

In part one of this post from our NYC acting school, we talked about investing in your skill instead of banking on talent, and about putting in the hard work it takes to become a great actor. Now we continue with tips that have nothing whatsoever to do with talent...
In our acting for film classes, actors get practical experience.

  • Love your weaknesses as much as your strengths. 
While it is great to emphasize the things that come instinctively to you, never be afraid of the areas you need to grow in. Instead, pour your energy into attending to these skills with the same passion you have for what you are good at.

  • Build your confidence. 
Think of confidence as a skill, not a talent. It takes time, experience, and a strong will to overcome insecurities and develop your ease on stage and screen.

  • Learn the business as well as the craft.
Acting is not just about the stage and screen. It is about understanding the industry, and possessing the professional skills that will bring you work opportunities and make people want to work with you again. In our advanced acting classes, students learn not only intensive acting skills, but what they need to know about the business of film.

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