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How to become Actor?

Acting is one of my dreams I must follow. #film-acting #actor

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Cheryl (Sheri)’s Answer

You didn't specify what grade you are in, but, if you're in High School or going to be, shortly, I would suggest you take a Drama Class or more, if offered. If you're in College, take as many acting classes/courses as you can or find an Acting College to enroll in.

Cheryl (Sheri) recommends the following next steps:

If you have a local Community Theater, go to an audition for one of their shows/plays.
If you're still feeling confident in yourself and your talent(s), after all of this, then, go to auditions, listed in local trade papers, for commercials, or, voice-overs
Look to audition for movie extras where they might be filming in your area, as well as, any other small role, you feel you might be suited for
Then, from there, you can audition for bigger movie roles. Good Luck in your future endeavors.
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Christopher’s Answer

Hello,

Acting is not as hard as it sounds to get into but you must be ready to do as much as possible for as little as possible. First off, take some acting classes at your local community college or University. An acting career definitely benefits from going to school as it allows you to network with other students who may also become actors. You can be great friends with them and later down the line you may help them or even better they may help you.

Secondly, you should try and take any opportunity to act. Whether that be in school production or even making videos on YouTube. I'm sure you can look online for story ideas and film them yourself. When a talent agency is looking, you can send your resume as well as any videos you have starred in.
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Lea Ann’s Answer

If you would like to become an actor, take as many acting classes as possible either at a community college or 4 year school. You can also look into auditioning for roles in your local community theatres whenever they are doing a perfomance. Have someone take some head shot pictures of you and go online to Acting agencies to create and profile and post your pictures. You may have the opportunity to sign up to become extras in any movies that are being shot locally and/or audition for any parts. Good Luck!
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Chris’s Answer

Well if it is one of your dreams that you MUST follow...then that is your answer. You now have to carve out a path to make that happen. I am a professional actor and I can tell you that no two paths are the same. I may choose one way to get where I want and you may choose something else. Of course they all have consequences and they will all lead to something different, but that is what you have to figure out.

The best course of action no matter what is getting yourself prepared. Getting your actors toolkit together. Headshot, resume, demo reel. The best course of action that I have seen in teaching teens is CLASSES. Getting professional training is a great way to get started. It helps with so many things. First of all, it gives you proper technique as well as confidence. Secondly, it helps you network and get to meet more people within your industry. And lastly it makes sure that when the opportunity is presented to you, you are ready.

I am not sure what training facilities are near you. Usually colleges will have programs for Theater training but usually not film acting training. Due to the fact that we are in a pandemic, many industries including ours have had to shift. As awful as that is in many ways, there are a lot of good things that have come out of it. For example our acting studio has now had to pivot into doing online classes. I teach the teen classes through zoom meetings. It is a very different type of learning and teaching, however it allows us to get much-needed skills to people and give them the opportunity to learn instantly.

Another piece of advice I offer teens is to go online through social media and find actors and actresses. There are many groups out there. Unfortunately a lot of them have a lot of bad advice, however if you pay attention, you will see people that stand out as being knowledgeable in this field. Research everyone. Find out what they've done. Find out who the representation is. The more you know about the business, the easier it will be to navigate the entire industry.

Chris recommends the following next steps:

Take Classes
Build your toolkit (headshot, resume)
Get an agent
Stay focused and stay disciplined!
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Chris’s Answer

Well if it is one of your dreams that you MUST follow...then that is your answer. You now have to carve out a path to make that happen. I am a professional actor and I can tell you that no two paths are the same. I may choose one way to get where I want and you may choose something else. Of course they all have consequences and they will all lead to something different, but that is what you have to figure out.

The best course of action no matter what is getting yourself prepared. Getting your actors toolkit together. Headshot, resume, demo reel. The best course of action that I have seen in teaching teens is CLASSES. Getting professional training is a great way to get started. It helps with so many things. First of all, it gives you proper technique as well as confidence. Secondly, it helps you network and get to meet more people within your industry. And lastly it makes sure that when the opportunity is presented to you, you are ready.

I am not sure what training facilities are near you. Usually colleges will have programs for Theater training but usually not film acting training. Due to the fact that we are in a pandemic, many industries including ours have had to shift. As awful as that is in many ways, there are a lot of good things that have come out of it. For example our acting studio has now had to pivot into doing online classes. I teach the teen classes through zoom meetings. It is a very different type of learning and teaching, however it allows us to get much-needed skills to people and give them the opportunity to learn instantly.

Another piece of advice I offer teens is to go online through social media and find actors and actresses. There are many groups out there. Unfortunately a lot of them have a lot of bad advice, however if you pay attention, you will see people that stand out as being knowledgeable in this field. Research everyone. Find out what they've done. Find out who the representation is. The more you know about the business, the easier it will be to navigate the entire industry.

Chris recommends the following next steps:

Take Classes
Build your toolkit (headshot, resume)
Get an agent
Stay focused and stay disciplined!
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Chris’s Answer

Well if it is one of your dreams that you MUST follow...then that is your answer. You now have to carve out a path to make that happen. I am a professional actor and I can tell you that no two paths are the same. I may choose one way to get where I want and you may choose something else. Of course they all have consequences and they will all lead to something different, but that is what you have to figure out.

The best course of action no matter what is getting yourself prepared. Getting your actors toolkit together. Headshot, resume, demo reel. The best course of action that I have seen in teaching teens is CLASSES. Getting professional training is a great way to get started. It helps with so many things. First of all, it gives you proper technique as well as confidence. Secondly, it helps you network and get to meet more people within your industry. And lastly it makes sure that when the opportunity is presented to you, you are ready.

I am not sure what training facilities are near you. Usually colleges will have programs for Theater training but usually not film acting training. Due to the fact that we are in a pandemic, many industries including ours have had to shift. As awful as that is in many ways, there are a lot of good things that have come out of it. For example our acting studio has now had to pivot into doing online classes. I teach the teen classes through zoom meetings. It is a very different type of learning and teaching, however it allows us to get much-needed skills to people and give them the opportunity to learn instantly.

Another piece of advice I offer teens is to go online through social media and find actors and actresses. There are many groups out there. Unfortunately a lot of them have a lot of bad advice, however if you pay attention, you will see people that stand out as being knowledgeable in this field. Research everyone. Find out what they've done. Find out who the representation is. The more you know about the business, the easier it will be to navigate the entire industry.

Chris recommends the following next steps:

Take Classes
Build your toolkit (headshot, resume)
Get an agent
Stay focused and stay disciplined!
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