Would you like to learn how to become a successful actor? You must first realize that acting is a career. All you have to do is follow some practical advice and you should be on your way to your first job. In the paragraphs below, we are going to give you some advice on becoming an actor.
They Will Look at You as a Product
It’s true, the “big boss” will look at you as if you are a product. Do you know what this means? This means you are an entrepreneur that has a good product to sell – you. You are selling your voice, your face, your body, your singing skills, your acting skills and so on. As a working actor, you must understand the concept behind this.
Get Your Name Out There
You are a product and what do you do with products? You market them. You definitely need to learn how to get your name out there. Of course, every application starts with a headshot and resume. Try looking on job boards.
The headshot and resume should be professional and not photoshopped. When you are creating these two, just remember that they are going to cross the desk of producers, directors, agents and managers. It is important that you come off as professional and to the point.
Many run into the problem of having nothing to put on their resume. Go out there and volunteer at a community theatre so that you will have something to put on that resume. Sometimes, you can also become a movie extra.
Aim for Your Type
Figure out what type of person you are. Are you a valley girl, goth, frat boy, musician, office professional, etc. Once you figure out your type, go from there. Many directors use type-casting in order to fill good acting roles.
Get Involved in What is Happening Around You
Get out and see what is going on around you and try to get involved in it.
If you really want to succeed, you need to eliminate the negativity from your life. Negative people will only bring you down. You need to surround yourself with strong, successful role models.
Patience Will Pay Off
We know, you probably don’t like it when someone tells you that you need to be patient, but it’s the truth. If you want to get anywhere in this world, you have to be patient. Things can happen by luck, divine intervention and chance … you must be patient with your life. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you can just sit there and do nothing, you still got to push forward if you really want to become an actor.
Do you know what the big secret to becoming an actor is? Three words “Constant repeated exposure.” Get out there, get in front of producers, casting directors and anyone else you can think of. Each time you appear in front of someone, make sure you have a solid audition and think positive thoughts.
Post supplied by Mark Stubbles, Mark once did some very bad acting in a school play.