Many of you decide to be an actor. Deciding to be an actor or make a career in the TV and film industry is easy. However, having it in reality is a little tricky. To make your decision fruitful, you try to get an entry into the best acting school. Some of you have an enrolment of an acting class at a film institute while some don’t have. You don’t need to worry a lot for having no admission into such a course at an acting institute. Here are the things you can do to be a successful actor:
Educate yourself about the industry
Before you start practising yourself to be an actor, you should have a sound knowledge about the TV, film, and entertainment industry. While educating yourself about the industry, you should pay attention to know power players, industry influencers, and a helping hand to have a landing in the entertainment, television, and film industry. Here are more on what you can do to gain an understanding of this industry:
- Read guides on talent agencies, marketing, filmmaking houses, and management companies
- Create a plan for your future in the industry
- Read books on acting, filmmaking, and script writing techniques
Visit local theatres or watch favourite movies frequently
You would have heard about William Shakespeare, a great English poet, damatist, and owner of the Globe Theatre. William Shakespeare had no formal schooling and training. He did a helper job in the Globe Theatre. His job was to bring horses and do allied works on the stage. During his job, he had enough time to know about drama. Here you should visit a theatre and watch movies several times in a month. Frequent visits and movie watching will help you deeply know how actors perform.
Find acting auditions and casting calls in your local city
You would know or have watched TV reality shows like India’s Got Talents, Rising Star, Nach Baliye, Dance India Dance, and Little Champions. The channels broadcasting these reality shows keep organising auditions in big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Nagpur. When you have an idea about such an audition in your local city, try to attend it. Your participation in such auditions can help you get selected and have free training classes on how to act.
Practice at home
Keep in mind most people have no specific skills from their birth. They learn the same through joining a respective course at a respective institute or practising self. If you haven’t succeeded in getting enrolled for the best acting classes, you can make your acting career bright through self practice. You can think of Eklavya who learnt running bows and arrows by just placing a statue of Guru Dronacharya at his practice site. For better practice, you can watch videos of your favourite actor.
Act in dramas at a local theatre
A good city or state capital city has a theatre or auditorium. Further, people in villages make a stage and perform there to entertain themselves on a particular occasion. As an aspiring actor, you should take advantage of such an event. Further, you can make a group/club to organise and play in dramas. With it, you will have an audience. After the end of a drama, you can contact a few people in the audience and ask for their feedback on your acting.
Hire a private tutor
Having feedback from an expert is valuable. It helps you know what mistakes you made and what you can do to perform better. If you can’t take an acting class at an institute, you can hire a tutor to instruct you at your home. In hiring such a tutor, you should be very careful and make the one your instructor who has sound acting knowledge and can help you improve your skills.
In addition to the ways mentioned above, you can take the steps that can help you hone your skills. Such steps could be attending online courses, building your network, finding an acting agent/company, etc.
To be a successful actor, there is no need to get admitted into the best acting school or attend the best acting classes. You can do all yourself by accessing online resources, hiring a private tutor, practising at home, etc.