HOW TO BE A GOOD ACTOR

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HOW TO BE A GOOD ACTOR

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HOW TO BE A GOOD ACTOR

     Actors express ideas and portray characters in theater, film, television, and other performing arts media. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience. It takes a lot of hardwork and patience to be a good actor. Which brings the question, “How to be a good actor?”. Here are some tips:
 
Talent
Talent is the number one criteria in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry and Nollywood is not an exception. Talent makes you stand out and gives an edge over others.
 
Developing your Talent
Talent is not enough to be a good actor, you need to develop your acting skills. To be a good actor, you need to be versatile. Sometimes, you may have to speak another language, portray a foreign culture. Your ability to play the roles with ease and perfection requires development.  Talent and hardwork leads to success.
 
Know Your Role
This is what you need to know while pursuing your acting career. What role fits you better? Is it comedy, Drama or action?. Know what makes you comfortable and work on it.
 
Auditions
Producers and directors get talents through auditions. So, look out for opportunities to test-play a role. Producers always put words out whenever there is audition or when there is a need for fresh talents. Attend as many as possible, you will only need one movie, one role to make your mark. The benefit of audition is that it helps you to get exposed to movie makers. And that’s multiple choice, in case this doesn’t work, you will get to know about another. Until you get a role, don’t stop.
 
Practice Often
If you want to become a good actor, it is important that you practice your skills often. At this point, you need to start acting as much as you can, anywhere you can. It could be short films, drama e.t.c. Practice makes perfect.
 
Social media
Social media has become an excellent tool for aspiring actors to showcase what they can do. Most directors and producers go through social media to scout for talents. Therefore, it is essential to build a good fan base.
 
 
Be Patient.
Rejection is part of the entertainment industry as a whole. Rejection is real for many artistic endeavors including for actors, singers, dancers or other types of performers. Unfortunately, that is the reality of the entertainment business – everybody gets rejected.
So don’t be a quitter, keep pushing till something happens.
 
Keep Learning
Rome wasn’t built in a day. To be a good actor you need to keep learning and evolving. You can watch your mentors to learn from them or attend acting schools. As we all know, knowledge is power, so keeping learning and adding to what you already know.
 
Stay Focused
To be a good actor, you need to be focused on the job. No one achieve success by giving less than a 100%. So if acting is what you really want to do, you need to devote your time and energy to it.
 
Be Humble
On your journey to the top, you’ve got to be nice and humble to any one you meet. Any one could help you get a major role in the industry so you need to keep your feet on the ground.