How To Start Acting

 

Truthful Acting Online Presents

 

“THE FOUNDATIONS OF ACTING IN FILM”®

Online training created by master instructor Marco DiGeorge (About, IMDB, My Theater)

 

Are you dreaming of becoming the next Hollywood star? Have you always wanted to pursue a career in acting? Maybe your just curious about how acting works! After years of successfully preparing actors in-studio for film & theater careers, I have decided to provide our incredible training online for aspiring actors. “The Foundations Of Acting In Film” is the perfect course to teach you the foundations of the 6 Pillars of acting: Mental, Psychological, Emotional, Vocal, Physical, & Craft/Technical. Visit the course page for complete details!

 


 

Starting a career in acting can be an exciting journey, but it involves many factors and steps to succeed in the competitive entertainment industry.

 

  1. Self-Reflection and Dedication: The first thing to consider is your dedication to acting. Understand that it’s a challenging path, and success often takes time.
  2. Education and Training: Enrolling in acting classes, drama schools, or even a private drama school can provide you with essential knowledge and techniques. Consider the Meisner technique, known for its focus on emotional authenticity.
  3. Building Skills: Develop your acting skills, including memorization, improvisation, intonation, and the ability to portray diverse characters.
  4. Network and Community: Join the acting community, as your professional network can lead to new opportunities and support from experienced actors.
  5. Resume and Headshots: Create a professional resume detailing your acting work, and invest in high-quality headshots that represent your personal brand.
  6. Auditions and Casting Calls: Auditions are crucial for getting roles. Look for casting calls in newspapers, online platforms, and reputable talent agencies.
  7. Performance Experience: Gain experience by participating in student films, theater productions, or independent films. Even bit parts can help you build your portfolio.
  8. Online Presence: Create an online presence through social media, websites, and an online portfolio with demo reels showcasing your skills.
  9. Market Yourself: Consider marketing yourself through business cards, attending industry events, and building relationships with casting directors and producers.
  10. Seek Representation: Talent agents can help you find auditions and negotiate contracts. Consider joining actors’ unions like SAG-AFTRA for better representation.
  11. Stay Informed: Keep up with industry trends, as this knowledge can be valuable for auditions and networking.
  12. Continuous Learning: Attend workshops, director workshops, and take short courses to refine your skills and stay competitive.
  13. Prepare for Rejection: Rejection is part of the industry. Stay resilient and keep auditioning.
  14. Build a Support System: Surround yourself with a supportive network of friends and family who understand the challenges of the acting world.
  15. Financial Stability: Given the unpredictable income in acting, it’s essential to have a day job or other sources of income to support yourself.
  16. Professionalism: Approach your acting career as a profession. Treat every role, no matter how small, with professionalism.
  17. Location: Consider living in a city with a thriving entertainment industry like Los Angeles, New York, London, or Toronto.
  18. Special Skills: Highlight any special skills you have, such as singing, dancing, playing musical instruments, or speaking multiple languages. These skills can set you apart.
  19. Seek Feedback: Don’t hesitate to seek feedback from experienced actors, directors, and coaches. Positive feedback can help you improve.
  20. Stay Positive: Maintaining a positive attitude and staying true to your passion for acting will keep you motivated throughout your journey.

 

Remember, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to starting an acting career. Your path may involve different steps and experiences, but with dedication, continuous learning, and perseverance, you can work towards becoming a successful actor in the competitive world of entertainment.