Thursday, June 25, 2015

Do You REALLY Want to Act? Find Out if You Have What It Takes

Do You REALLY Want to Act? Find Out if You Have What It TakesWhen a person has a dream or desire, they have it written all over them. Do you want to succeed in without seeming desperate. It's about confident fire. Not sure what we're talking about? 
acting so badly that it's practically written on your forehead? Well, in order to succeed, it should. You need to have that want-it-so-bad glow, that no one can mistake it for anything else...

The desire to succeed, be it acting or any other venture, must come out of a sheer love for the goal. We have a student that moonlights at a juice bar and he never lets himself get discouraged during the slow times. In fact, he uses that time to study his favorite actors techniques, to learn new ones and to take classes. But most importantly,  he has fun with every aspect of it. No matter who his customers are, he jokes with them, he practices his accents, he shares the funny stories about his auditions, he excitedly announces when he's been cast - but also laughs it off when he doesn't. Why? Because in the end, it's not just about landing the role, it's about loving what you do. 

So do you really want to act? At the New York Acting School for Film and Television, we've seen students come and go. But the ones that stay and really succeed, do because they love it, and it shows. 

Do you:

  • overthink your role?
  • stress about landing the part?
  • fear that others are succeeding faster than you?
  • see acting as work more than play?
  • find yourself desperately taking low end jobs and then complaining about it?
  • beat yourself off for not performing perfectly?
  • dream about the red carpet, money and glory more than the experience?

Now, those are things all actors go through, but if it's normal for you, we have a problem. It doesn't mean you aren't meant to act. But it does mean you need a mindset shift and to remember why you got in in the first place. 

At the New York Acting School for Film and Television, we know you want to succeed. But we also knows the very habits that hold you back. So we focus on helping you excel while keeping it fun and keeping your love of acting alive! We hope you'll join us for one of our many classes and other offerings in New York City as you continue on the path to acting success!

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