Acting training is very important; especially for the newcomer who may have limited credits. Every actor needs to keep on training until they reach a high level of accomplishment. It keeps your acting instrument sharp and allows you to be able to put something on your resume.
If your primary interest is film and television, take advantage of the opportunity to participate in small community theater. Acting is acting. Landing a role in a play is an excellent way to gain training knowledge. Practice and exposure can only improve your chances of making it in the film industry. It can also give you the opportunity to be seen by the people who matter. A lot of industry people like to seek out plays as a way of enjoyment and to find new talent. So get yourself out there to be seen.
Student films are another great way to gain training. Film students always need talented actors. They may not always be able to pay money, but you’ll walk away with the final product. Always be sure to get a video copy of your performance. The video copy of your performance displays your work as an actor; therefore you can place it on your resume or on a demo reel. Any experience from student films will be more than worth it.
Independent films is another source of training. You can find auditions for these kinds of productions in drama trade publications. If you’re a writer, you may also decide to write your own independent films. By producing your own films, you would get the credit of actor, writer, and producer. These credits are quite impressive in the entertainment industry.
Training can also mean taking an acting class. Search around in your area for legitimate acting teachers that may be able to give you adequate training in the acting field. If you took an acting class in high school and/or college, then that would be considered as training. Find an acting teacher or coach that has earned respect and recognition in your area. If the teacher is good, then their skills will make you good.
If you want to get into commercials, take a commercial class for training. Make sure the class is taught by a casting director. It’s also important that the class uses a video camera in order to tape close ups of each actor. You need to know how you look on the big screen and how you react to others during acting.
Research each aspect of training; so you can get a versed knowledge of your specialty preference. Even if you are good in one area of training, it’s important to improve in all of them; so you can have more opportunities of getting work in the business.