Saturday, May 27, 2017

Stage Fright Messing With Your Acting Career?

You Don't Have to Let Stage Fright Mess With Your Acting Career!
Nothing can be more discouraging to your acting career than getting on set, having that camera look directly into your eyes and you freeze. It’s as though time stands still, you can’t find your breath and you don’t know what to do. The bad news is this can destroy your career if not dealt with. The good news is that it can be dealt with. The New York Acting School for Film and Television is prepared to get you out of the fear and into the confidence you seek, by making sure you are in front of the camera during every class. This method has been very useful to our students.

However, here are some helpful tips to help you right away.

Visualize. Close your eyes and get into an emotional space of excitement.  Draw up a memory where you felt overjoyed, excited and proud. Allow that to overcome you as you emotionally relive the experience. Now see yourself walking up to that stage or to the camera and think of how fun your job is. (visualize how easy it is to focus on your breath)  See the other actors responding readily to your character. See the audience in silent anticipation of your presence.  They came to experience you.  Just them sitting there, waiting, is a gift to you and their way of saying 'thank you' for sharing your talent of storytelling.

Keep practicing. Most often people who have a frightening experience, end up shying away from the camera all together because they’re embarrassed about their anxiety. Now, don't be embarrassed or frustrated about that. We all carry that weakness around with us in some way or another. In fact, some very successful actors have a strong fear of rejection. It's what they do with it that matters most.  It's a large force of energy.  How can you use it to your favor?

Focus. The strongest action you can take is to direct your focus away from the negative feelings and instead, focus it on the talent you have and how to better it. Acting classes are here available precisely that reason! They give you a safe environment to practice your craft.   So, don't worry.  Take action.  Start with visualizing the excitement and then move deeper into your talent. At the New York Acting School for Film and Television, we are here to guide you through it.  

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