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Going From a Good Actor to a Great Actor

on Aug 1, 2013 in Acting | 134 comments

Nowadays, the filming and acting industry is full of competition and only the best will survive. Have you ever imagined yourself stepping on the stage and stealing the entire attention of the show? Then you have to equip yourself with tips that will enable you to become the best actor/actress. Tips on how to become the best actor/actress: Always express emotions and what you feel: The expression of emotions and feelings will make the audience know what is going on. They will also create a feeling about certain situations. Ensure that your posture matches your character: An accurate posture for a role will make the difference. It will not only make you confident but also a standing actor. However, do not overdo it. Monitor your volume and speed: While reciting certain lines, at times we feel tempted to blaze through them very fast. If you over exaggerate, you will become a boring actor. On the other hand, slowing down will make you appear robotic. Play with emphasis: Every line that you recite and play is very important. You should emphasize them accordingly. Even though they may not sound important, emphasizing them is of great importance. The emphasis that you put on every word carries weight. Put yourself in the place occupied by your character: You cannot adequately represent something unless you put yourself in the mind set of that object. By knowing your character, you will be able to improvise some words to use in case you forget certain lines. This will ensure that the play progresses as expected. Never break the fourth wall: This implies that you should avoid acknowledging the audience if it is not stated. If you do so, they will picture out that you are acting and this makes the play a boring one. It will also make it less believable. Be unique: Do not imitate what other actors have done. Try to come up with your own styles and ways of expressing your ideas. There are thousands of plays and movies that have been produced by the best actors. If you try to steal their ideas, you will be surprised by the outcome – your production will be the worst one. The manner in...

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What It Takes To Be An Actor

on Jul 21, 2013 in Acting | 78 comments

If you have what it takes to be an actor then acting career is there for you. It is the best way to display your talents. The job of an actor is not dependent on the age or look merely but it is more dependent on the intensity with which the actors can show their acting talents. The skill which is required for this career involves creating magical moments which look realistic and for this actors need proper coaching. For becoming a successful actor or model there are some personal traits which are required for them to get into the character. These include: Concentration is very important for an actor to play the part of someone else. It takes effort as well as time for getting into the character or playing the role of someone else and minor distractions can lead to loss of the focus. If you have what it takes to be an actor then these tips will be helpful for your acting career. Continuing with the learning process– actors are learners and if the actor is unprepared then acting may be difficult. After years of practice an actor can act without effort and in a simple way. Listening to others– actors should be good listeners because taking the advice of others are very helpful. Interacting with others is also equally important along with communicating and reacting to the actions of others. Actors should have excellent communication skills. This communication may be either spoken or with the help of actions. Being disciplined- an actor should be disciplined. Even if an actor is famous or rich, he or she needs to lead a disciplined life in order to be successful in their career. A set routine should be followed effectively and any deviation in the production periods may change the outcome. A lot of discipline is required for getting into the character emotionally and physically. Good expression- expressing their emotion impulsively and freely is the job of an actor which is done by using their voice and body. The job of an actor is to create vivid imaginations and unforgettable moments to become famous and successful. Actors are considered as good story tellers who emote and expresses through...

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