Friday, April 24, 2015

Do You Have What it Takes To Succeed as an Actor?

Do You Have What it Takes To Succeed as an Actor?Do you feel you have what it takes? That's a good question. But it's a talent question. Do you have what it takes to succeed?  That's another question, because your talent doesn't guarantee your success. 

The truth is, there are many working and even wealthy actors that just don't act well. On the flip side, many brilliant actors never get work. What we can say, is that there are still basic skill that are needed in order to be a good actor. 

You've got to have a good mind ear. It's vital. In order to make the sentence on a page be communicated properly in the way that people connect with the emotion, you must be able to hear what it would sound like in your mind and then relay it. You know when it *sounds* like someone is acting or reciting lines. You need to feel the lines and convince the listener that you are the character. 

Be Authentic
Another "must" for an adult newcomer is to start working on material immediately. The most basic acting requirement is the ability to say a line and sound real. It's hard to imagine an audition or a scene without having to speak. And his potential to sound real when he says a line is precisely what all beginning actors must discover. This is basic.
If you can't learn to sound real and authentic, then acting is not for you.
It's best to discover your level of sounding real before spending too much money and building up great expectations. You must find out if you can say a line believably. That is the basic of basics.

Take Rejection
This is an industry where fear of rejection and the insecurities that go with it, reign. It's a field where you wake up in the morning and don't know where your work is coming from. Some people like that unpredictability and challenge and others find it nerve wracking. The key here is to know how to separate your worth from your being hired or called pack. Find the comfort and rituals that help you be at peace with the waiting, the receiving and even the rejection. If you can't handle the stress of the rejection, you likely won't make it in this field. 

To summarize, if you are an adult who has always wanted to act, get a feel for the different fields, and start taking lessons. After several lessons you can then decide, based on an intelligent assessment of your potential and an honest evaluation by your coach, if you want to spend the next several years following the delayed dream. For more information, please get in touch with us at the New York Acting School for Film and Television today!
Never Give Up!!

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