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Can You Become An Actor? 11 Requirements And 13 Steps

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:59:00 +0000

12 Questions In The Mind Of A Dreaming ActorHow do I start acting?How do I become a good actor?How can I make my career in acting?Do you need to go to college to become an actor?How hard is it to become a professional actor?Can anyone be an actor?Can acting be learned?I want to become an actor where do I startHow to become an actress with no experienceHow to become an actress in BollywoodWhat do you need to become an actorI Had A Dream I Was An Actor. How to fulfill It?----------------------------------------------------------------------Though not as easy as "just dream and become one" it's true that working on yourself, self-marketing, hard work, and perseverance, you can definitely be a successful actor/actress in Bollywood.Here Are The Answers To Above 11 Questions11 Essential Requirements1.Good looks may help you (especially in TV serials) though I don't agree fully with it. You can work on your looks or rather on your overall personality by facial exercises, Ayurveda treatments, and yoga.2.Good body and its maintenance.3.Good voice. You can develop by various vocal exercises.4.Very pleasant nature.5.A graduate, good command on HINDI and an ability of a well spoken ENGLISH6.Excellent ability to memorize and that too, quickly. This is of paramount importance, especially in serials where you get your lines just before the shot!7. An exceptionally good acting ability!8.Good networking capabilities- building up contacts on line, off the line with industry people.9.The tremendous amount of patience, to be ready for a prolonged struggle (5 t0 10 years in some cases).10. Good financial resources and willingness to face periods of financial instability.11.Emotional stability 13 Steps On How To Develop The Above Qualities In You                                                                                                                                                                1. Learn professional acting either by carefully selecting a good school or if in doubt, the best option could be a personal and professional acting coach.2. If there are financial constraints, read, learn and practice at home in front of a full-size mirror or with friends-all 280+ posts from this blog: This Blog3. Join a gym or plan a workout at home to develop a good and HOT body.4. Take care of your skin and face. Protect it from harsh sunlight.5. Learn to speak good Hindi (preferably Urdu also). Practice along with Hindi News readers in Doordarshan. Read loudly Hindi articles in newspapers. Learn to speak classical and literary Hindi for mythological films and TV serials6. Improve your mental health and be strong. Join or learn yoga to practice at home Relaxation, Auto-suggestion, Confidence and for a perfect Mental balance7. Complete your graduation because it's a long struggle with financial instability. Being a graduate and having additional skills like IT, Marketing, Teaching, etc. may help you to support financially to fulfill your dream to be an actor. Knowing spoken English well  helps you to network with cine industry and creates a favorable impression, apart from being comfortable with English dialogs in a film / TV serial8.  Make a professional portfolio of about 7 to 10 pictures, to begin with, where you look exactly as you are. No dark glasses (Let casting directors see your eyes!).9.  Learn how to market and promote your acting career. This is a must! There is a cut-throat competition of thousands of aspiring actors better than you.10. Start building your contacts in the industry by networking through creating and updating of your profile/ page on a regular basis on social sites, emailing your profile, monologs, you[...]

How To Become A TV Serial Actor And Earn Lakhs

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:57:00 +0000

From left to right-Kapil Sharma (Comedian) Rs 60-80 lakh per episode, Sunil Grover – Rs 10-12 lakh per episode, Mishal Raheja – Rs 1.6 lakh per episode, Ronit Roy, Ram Kapoor – Rs 1.25 lakh per episode, Hina Khan, Karan Patel – Rs 1-1.25 lakh per episode, Divyanka Tripathi, Mohit Raina, Drashti Dhami – Rs 1 lakh per episode, Devoleena Bhattacharjee – Rs 90,000 per episode, Sakshi Tanwar – Rs 80,000 approx per episode, Shabbir Ahluwalia – Rs 75,000 per episode, Sriti Jha, Anita Hassanandani – Rs 60,000 per episode. Source-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Struggling For Years Without A Good Break In Films?Financially Tight Now?Hit To Becoming A TV Serial Actor And Grab Good Money!--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TV ActorsPlaying the part of one of the characters on a TV series is up to the TV actors. These (often) trained and talented people make the shows you watch possible and interesting. They transport you into a world of fiction and can be anyone. Leading actors in television earn huge actors salaries, while the smaller roles and TV commercial actors get less per day for the jobs they do.The Job Description of TV actorsThe TV show actors have the job of bringing a story to life. They are the characters and must be able to act out scenes convincingly while (most important) remembering their lines. As a television actress or actor, you may or may not have to attend rehearsals for the TV shows. In India, mostly they don't have to. However, you must learn on your own, certain skills that you need for the part. Many television actresses and actors learn fighting, dancing, swimming, martial arts, hold and shoot guns, how to do stunts, and more. The actor's salaries will also depend on the type of role they have, with TV actors doing their own stunts, getting paid more.Is Training Essential?To become one of the leading actors in television, you must have proper acting training from a good school or a private coach. Many TV show actors shift to film jobs, and many stays in TV their entire acting career, especially when it comes to long episodic TV serial with may be more than 100 episodes.TV Commercial AdsTraining for TV commercial actors is not really acting training, but more about how to work with the camera and requires a lot of modeling. In fact, most TV commercials use models instead of actors.Requirements To Become A TV Actor or TV Show ActorPassionTo become a TV actor you must have a passion for acting and work in the TV industry.You must have a talent for acting and you must also have a strong determination and be a hard nut to crack, as you will get rejected lots of times before you even get one TV show part or TV commercial. After training, television actress hopefuls, as well as TV actors usually join an agency. They are promoted through a database and sent to various castings and auditions. You must always follow the correct requirements and etiquettes for castings and auditions.You must keep trying no matter how many times you audition because eventually you will be chosen for something. The trick is to keep busy and constantly meet people and make contacts.And don't worry, soon you will get better auditions and land better roles.TV Actors SalariesAs you can imagine actors salaries change all the time, and while some earn a few thousand (Rs. 5000 to 10,000) for new actors starting out, others can earn in the lakhs (millions) each month. The leading actors in television series in India can earn millions per episode.The names in "Million" category are ( as high as Rs 100 crore annually in 2016) Kapil Sharma (Comedian) Rs 60-80 lakh per episodeSunil Grover – Rs 10-12 lakh per episodeMishal Raheja – Rs 1.6 lakh per episode Ronit Roy, Ram Kapoor – Rs 1.25 lakh per episodeHina Khan, Karan Patel – Rs 1-1.25 lakh per episodeDivyanka Tripathi, Mohit Raina, Drashti Dhami – Rs 1 lakh per episodeDevoleena Bhattacharjee – Rs 90,000 per episodeSak[...]

Change Your Acting Life In 5 Minutes | 9 Blows To Impress Film Folks

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Karan Johar-"Great film producers love actors who impress them instantly"!How To Become A Successful Actor In 5 Minutes With 9 Punches“I’ve never told in my school"~ Marlon Brando ( Hollywood Legend)As for communication is concerned, we’re taught the basics of communication early in the classroom. To be able to read, write, and speak effectively, we had to learn vocabulary, grammar, spelling, handwriting, and pronunciation.Today, especially in cine industry, how to deal and talk goes much further than school education of the written or spoken word. The purpose of communication is to build and grow connections with others at better than just contacting and talking. It is at an emotional level.Therefore if you want to build up contacts with casting director, coordinators, producers, directors, TV channels and film production houses, the earlier you master communication skills, the better for you.So, are you really serious to fulfill your dreams of becoming a successful actor, better read and practice  the cheat-sheet to the 9 essential communication skills your school and parents missed:1. Showing warmth | sympathyPeople don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.Empathy makes us human. You connect with others much better when you show understanding, appreciation, sympathy, and compassion in your communication.How-to do it:Be present with the person and feel what he feels. When someone opens up with his problems, see it from his point of view. Suspend your own judgment of what’s right or wrong. Listen to his emotions. Reflect back his susceptibility by sharing yours. Ask questions to go deeper into his world. Give encouragement. Offer to help if possible. Show the kindness and compassion you would hope to receive from someone else when in a similar situation.2. Resolving conflictThis is the "how to defuse a bomb" under top communication skills. Left unchecked, conflict can leave contacts, communication, relationships constantly turbulent and painful. Avoiding conflict altogether isn’t a solution either, as you’ll often be simmering with restrained frustration and resentment. Conflict often happens as a result of poor communication. To resolve such conflict, you’d need better communication skills.How-to do it:Respond, but never react. When you react to a conflict situation, you allow emotions to lead your words and actions. Responding to the situation means you keep emotions in check and focus on the problem, not the person. Let the other party know your intention to work out a mutually acceptable solution. Clearly and calmly communicate what you want from the situation and listen to the other party’s views. Understand what counts as a ‘win’? winning the argument or winning the other person over?. The two are very different.3. Asking great questionsTo be a better communicator, don’t try to be the person with all the right answers. Instead, be the one who asks all the right questions, but not one to embarrass anyone. When you ask great questions, you show that you’re eager to engage and open to exploring more into the topic. They encourage the other party to share more of his opinions, stimulate discussion, and even create new ideas. He won’t forget you in a hurry.How-to do it:Ask questions that could lead to interesting answers. To do that, keep your questions open-ended, that is, they cannot be answered with a simple “yes” or “no”. Let your questions come from a place of genuine curiosity. Consider how others can benefit from the answers. When you practice good listening skills, thoughtful questions will suggest themselves to you.4. Being an intelligent and a good listenerThis is the most underrated skill that can instantly make you a better communicator. Ever notice that when someone is a good talker, there is a possibility of something doubtful or untrustworthy about him? But when a person is a good listener, we see him as someone who is patient, trusted, and generous.Why be a good listener?When a[...]

Be Crooked | Learn Theater And Film Acting Both To Hit 100 Rivals

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 02:25:00 +0000

A stunning example of  'Acting For The camera' (look at eye). An actor as a Sadhu in a movie-'Mahashivratri'Observe how Bollywood star inviting the camera to look at him- the characterDo You Know In An Audition There Are 100 Aspirants for Each role?Do You Know Each Actor In An Audition Is Better Than Other-In Contacts, In Looks, Body, Language, And Techniques?Are You Aware Of Requirements To Be A Successful Actor And How To Meet them?Do You Know How To Beat Hundreds Of Rival Actors To Grab A Role In Audition?----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Start With Step 1Learn Theater And Film Acting BothHow to Be a Good Stage Actor1RelaxGreat actors spend their entire careers learning to relax the muscles in their face and body at will. Tension is very obvious when you are on stage. Your voice will sound thin and wavering, and your movements will be jerky and unattractive. To avoid these stiff and nervous displays when you're acting, it is essential to remain as relaxed as possible, This is possible by learning and practicing "Shav Asana", Self-Hypnotism and Auto-Suggestion (contact us)2Focus your attention It could be another actor, a prop, etc. Keep yourself in the moment on a scene and never stare off into space or at the audience. It is obvious to the audience if you are spacing out, and it is very distracting. Keeping your focus on an object in the scene enables you to remain in character.  and enhances the believability of the role and the play itself. Look at the eyes of the people we're speaking with or listening to, as we do in real life, so doing that on stage will appear quite natural.3.Immerse yourself in the roleForget that you are pretending, and try to become the character you are playing. Envision how that person reacts to life, how that person dresses, walks, thinks and converses with others. Don't be afraid to act like someone else.4.Everything should be more clear and  a bit exaggerated on stageWhile acting, you need to speak your words carefully and clearly. Project your voice farther than normal (which is not the same thing as shouting), because there are people a good distance away who are trying to understand what you're saying. All the emotions on your face should be formed in a more intense and exaggerated manner.5.Warm up your vocal cordsBreathe deeply. Do numerous vocal warm ups to ensure that you do not strain your vocal cords. Practice voice-techniques.6.Concentrate on your expressionsFacial expressions should be combined with simultaneous vocal modulations. For example say a simple "Oh!" or "Aaray, Ramesh!" (Hindi) in front of a mirror. Notice both your face and your voice. Alternately portray sadness, awe, anger, fear, shock, excitement, and any other emotion you can think of.7.Read, analyze, feel and practice your lines repeatedly8.How to kill stage frightUse the stage lights to kill stage fright. If you're less than comfortable performing before a live audience, trick yourself. When the lights in the theater hall go out and the stage lights go on, you won't be able to see the audience, except for the first row or two. Just pretend you're acting for a few friends.9.Make audience disappear by creating a wallWhether it be a live audience, a camera, pretend there's a wall between you and the audience. They call this "the fourth wall." You're no longer on a stage or a set, you're in your private world, and the audience doesn't exist. For example, imagine this as a blank wall or is of your bedroom, study room, bus stop etc.10. Finally, just remember never to turn your back on the audience.Ref: Acting-The 6 Key Factors1.RequirementsLearn the requirements of how to be a film actor and how to meet themLook and read relevant post in this blog2.Find A Good Acting Coach or a school3.LearnActing Craft ProfessionallyA special focus should on  de[...]

Don't Be A Mentally Bankrupt |10 Tip-Offs To Be Crazy Actor

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:30:00 +0000

Excellence in Acting: The actor and Character  This post has a bit higher level, a psychological platform and is for those who want to achieve a true excellence in the acting craft. If you have any questions, please Email me~Author 1. You Are A Freaking Dreamer!Unlike a common person, you’re always trying to move yourself to some imaginary level—otherwise, why would you choose acting? Why would you choose to spend your days transforming into other lives (playing different characters)?2. You Are Insane!There must be something about yourself that you’re not quite comfortable with. Psychotic?A weird life goal? Some absurd behavior?Lack of money in achieving your goal? In Love or a failed love?3. How To Become An ActorYou must empty yourself. Forget what and how you do and live. Turn yourself into a blank, a clean slate. Allowing yourself to escape will connect you with that troubled character you have created from the script. Perhaps entering into another life gives you some hidden pleasure.4.  ActingActing is being very close to like an addiction of some kind. Like drug addiction, alcohol, sex or work.5. A Good ActorBe a warrior.As actors, we all battle with our own evil self inside and we all use "our own way" of whatever it is to numb the pain of not being a normal human being in some way. 6. What An Audience Expects And A Good Actor Should Give?What happens is the audience expects a character’s set behavioral pattern (based on their life experiences) as the story moves rather than a "change" to show them who this character is. The question is should an actor show what an audience expects or an opposite and weird? In my opinion, "both" studying the script deeply. Starting from expected turning into unexpected may hold the audience with their jaw dropped and terrified. The question of “what unexpected will I do in such a situation?” probably can be a  creative answer.7. An Actor Is An Imagination Power HouseImagine someone is asking you one after another question, and you answer them in the voice of the character.  As you speak, you are creating the scene, a story and also,  connecting with the character, developing and playing with character’s mannerisms, his/her voice, physicality. Over time, the character emerges.8. Fall In Love With The CharacterTo play the character, you have to fall in love with them. You have to sympathize, have a complete understanding and a deep concern for their personal life-story in the script. Again all this is a game of your imagination, the power of dreaming. After all, it's you as an actor who is creating the character.9.  The Actor And The DirectorThe original dreamer of the story is a writer but for an actor, it's the director, the true lunatic who right or wrong, decides the course of a story telling. Therefore, irrespective of how good you are, the options once created by you should be discussed with the director.10. My Final OpinionTo be a good actor, you have to be very smart. But to be a great actor, you also have to have a streak of, 'I'm an idiot, a complete lunatic'.The journey as an actor is always fractured, never smooth. There are interim periods, experiencing a lull in work. There will be times when you could be “totally broke,” sitting at home, and thinking I’m never, ever going to make it as an actor. But regular training, preparedness, strong determination and a readiness of “come what may” attitude will get you to where you wanted to be. To be in demand with Hollywood or Bollywood’s top filmmakers. Inspired by  Acting CoachPh.D. B.F.A fine arts (USA)Updated Post[...]

3 Ways To Learn Acting | Without Money | With Money | Privately

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 05:31:00 +0000

A confused aspiring actorActing is a specialized type of performing arts, and it generally requires a great amount of skill. Although some actors are naturally talented, a formal training to get the most out of these talents is a MUST. Because of this, many aspiring actors choose to attend performing arts or acting schools or hire an acting coach or a mentor.Which one, especially a beginner should choose? A school or an acting coach?There are 3 optionsA. Without MoneyThen you can learn acting FREE at Home and become a good actorHow?Read all 280+ posts of this blog and practice either With friendsIn front of a full-size mirrorBy this method, it may take few months to become a good actor (I give guidance by email to visitors of my blog)Once your are moderately confident, visit film institutes like Digital Academy Andheri East or at Zee Institute at Lokhandwala. Andheri west. There are direction courses for aspiring directors and to get a diploma, they must make a short film. They need actors free or to whom they may have to pay a small amount. Meet such aspirant directors after a training session with your photographs and introduce self. Advantage: You learn acting for the camera, making a film and develop your network. B. With Money-How To Select An Acting SchoolSelection criteriaWhich suits you after a thorough researchRather than the name, enrolling a large group (20 or more), the man behind the school ( a Bollywood celebrity), fame etc.Many a time the above credentials of a school are carefully created to attract students by clever marketing and promotional tacticsSo be careful!Before deciding on a schoolVisit personally and check syllabus, faculty (important) eg actor-teacher or senior retired actors, ex-directors or casting directors, teachers from production or cinematography. Verify credentials of faculty online and also from co-actors or artist coordinators/ friend casting director/ production houses.Number of classes on a designed day and the time allotted for each sessionDo teachers spend extra time to individual students if they can't learn for example a particular and sensitive emotion, attitude of a human life or learning improvisation, remembering lines, monologs etcMeet students from the school after the class and seek their opinionHow many ex- students got a break in films, theater, TV serials or in commercial ads. Check online the validity of such informationWhat's the fee structure? Schools which have big names like Berry John or whistling woods (Subhash Ghai) may charge fees in LakhsThen decide after this thorough research C.  Private 'One On One' acting coachFor beginners, I strongly suggest starting with an acting coach to have an undivided and focused personal attention to master acting craft.Acting is not like studying a subject like physics, history or maths with a large group of students. Acting is observing, feeling and transformation- into a new life thus making it a fine delicate form of art and for beginners, it should be learned individually. C.  Top Private Acting CoachKey AdvantagesBest For BeginnersEconomicalPersonal attentionFor beginners, I strongly suggest starting with an acting coach to have an undivided and focused personal attention to master acting craft.Acting is not like studying a subject like physics, history or maths with a large group of students. Acting is observing, feeling and transformation- into a new life thus making it a fine delicate form of art and for beginners should be learned individually.Pros and Cons an acting coachProsSympathetic to the actor Understand the objectives for the individual being coachedCreates a syllabus which suits to a particular studentAdapts course of study and training methods to meet student's need and ability.Writes, produces and directs monologs and show-reels for students for auditions.Audition practice.Acting for camera techniquesIdeal portfolio, makingHow t[...]

How To Fix 14 Slip-Ups By Most Actors In Auditions

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Screwing up an Audition- Fix it NOW!This Is My Pick Which May Screw Up Your Chances in AuditionsDon't do anything that isn't about the audition. To arrive at an audition without thoroughly preparing the requested material. Being late is another common mistakeShaking hands: Don’t do it unless they approach you and offer their handApologizing before or after your audition.Whether you are attending auditions, barging in their offices or visiting production houses, you meet casting directors or directors or producers or may be their clients who are sitting with them. They expect a certain behavior and etiquette from you, which sadly they don't get from some of you. So here is 14 Screw Ups and how to correct them1. BehaviorDon't embarrass them in front of their producers / clients (occasionally they be present in an audition or a meeting) or other direction or production colleagues when you show up and still do not have  a perfect preparation or the material memorized.2. Clothes On And The Perfume OffKeep your clothes on and the perfume off. If the role calls for exhibiting six packs or a nude scene, it will be done on set. Not in their office or in an audition room.3. Don't LoiterWhen your audition is over, please leave. They are not best friends and I don't want you hanging out in the waiting room or even chatting with their juniors or receptionists if you are calling them in their offices. 4. Meet Them Through The Proper ChannelsIf you have registered with coordinators or with an agent, they will submit. I suggest not to phone or email (only once) or tweet repeatedly.5. No Unnecessary QuestionsDon't question whether you are right for a project. If they call you after scrutinizing your portfolio and resume, they might have discussed you with other concerned people and think that you have a chance at the role. They won't call you in to waste your time or theirs. Go and be prepared.6. Irrespective Of Consequences "Smile"Be respectful. Even if you are having a bad day, put a smile on your face and be pleasant to them.7. Thank them irrespective of an outcome. They appreciate that7. Be ProfessionalBe professional. If you are called and likely to be out of town, inform them with regret while  still thanking them for the invitation8.  Be Truthful In RepliesDon't say that you can do something you can't. For example, don't say Yes to 5 nights continuous shoot if can't. Or nude scenes or horse riding  or bike stunts if you can't9. Don't Mention AgeNever tell anyone your age if you're an adult . If you're an adult, it only matters how old you play in the room or on camera.  You could look far younger than your years or you could look far older than your years. At the most, you can mention only in resume “Screen look range”10. Strictly Avoid comments, criticism, change in scriptNever comment, criticize or change the script or your lines in front of the writer or director or producer of the project or tell anybody else in their office, audition waiting room or while auditioning. However, you are free to have your choices in performance options.11.  QuestionsAsk questions about the material if you are unsure about something. Only ask questions if you need clarity.12. Request Should Be AppropriateIf you need more time with the material, it's OK to ask for a re-schedule or for another  opportunity if it's a rush call. Better to do your best and be prepared than to go in and try to waste their time and your chances.13. Be FlexibleBe flexible and be prepared for a change in your lines or performance.14.  Learn Relaxation TechniquesInvest in researching relaxation techniques so that you can overcome any nervousness previous to your entering the meeting or audition room.Based onUpdated on 13 07 2017[...]

Why These 5 Acting Schools Names Leaps Out At You In Hundreds?

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:40:00 +0000

Which acting school to join? Which are the best acting schools in Mumbai?What are the fees of good acting schools in Mumbai?How to join NSD in Delhi and fees?How to join FTII Pune for acting?How to know the best select acting schools in India?------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Well, here are your answersWhy The Names Of These Schools and And An Acting Coach Leaps Out At You?ReputedGood Teaching FacultyGood syllabusExtensive Scene PracticeChance to Learn With Other Talented actorsFor Beginners-An Award Winning Personal CoachNote: However, check credentials before deciding1. National School of Drama DelhiPlease visit the website to know eligibility to join. It's pretty tough! Fee StructureThe fee structure for three-year course in Dramatic Arts is as followsFees: ₹8,560 Per YearBreak upAdmission Rs. 50.00 /-Tuition Fee Rs. 80.00 per monthCostume for   Classes Rs. 800.00 per monthCaution Money (Refundable) Rs. 2000.00/-Advance for Makeup Kit (adjustable) Rs. 1000.00/-Students’ Union (membership fee) Rs. 24.00/-Stationary Rs. 800.00/-Hostel Rent per seat Rs. 110.00 per monthElectricity and Water Charges (adjustable) Rs. 40.00 per monthHostel Expenses Rs. 14.00 per monthMedical Fee Rs. 1.00 per monthMess Charges Rs. 650.00 per month (likely to varyfrom one month to another)2. New York Film Academy | Mumbai, IndiaAddress: 9th Floor, Tower A, URMI Estate, 95 Ganapatrao Kadam Marg., Lower Parel West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013 Tuition: $ 3,929 USD(Approx. Rs 2.25 Lakhs) + Service Tax Subhash Ghai’s, Whistling Woods International Ghai is the chairman of Whistling Woods International, Mumbai. The courses include a 2-year course in acting.Fees: Rs. 9 Lakhs4. Berry John Acting Studio Studio301 Nanak Chambers, Opp. Fun RepublicNew Link Rd., Andheri West, Mumbai 400053+91 9967977966/67,*DelhiNEW DELHI Studio32 Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar IVNew Delhi 110024+91 9716114466, 9999704455, 011-40578451bjasdelhi@gmail.comFees4-Month DFA:DELHI STUDIO:  26 June, 4 September, 30 October 2017, 8 January 2018Course fee: Rs 1,75,000 +  18% GST (total Rs 2,06,500), installments available.6-Month DFA:MUMBAI STUDIO:  3 October 2017, 8 January, 2 April, 9 July 2018Course fee: Rs 2,75,000 + 18% GST (total Rs 3,24,500). 50% at registration, 50% before course opens – we no longer offer installments in Mumbai.5. Anupam Kher’s-Actor PreparesThe institute offers full time and part time course in acting.http://www.actorprepares.netFees:Full-time course: Please contact InstituteOther CoursesA. Part-time Certificate CourseActing and Dance: Rs 25,000Only Acting: Rs 20,000B. Weekend WorkshopActing and Dance: Rs 12,500Only Acting: Rs 10,000C. Advanced Weekend ProgrammeActing and Dance: Rs 75,000Only Acting: Rs 65,000Top Acting Coachhttp://topactingcoach.weebly.comFor "One On One" acting coaching privatelyWith a money back guarantee to be a good actorFees: Fast Track Rs. 20,000 (in a group of 3 only)Supreme Course-Private; long duration with 5 years support Rs. 40,000 onwardRelated important post [...]

Requirements To Become An Actor | Know And Be One | Video

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 02:00:00 +0000


What Are The Requirements And What To Do To Meet Them?

For Learning Acting-Whether A School Or An Acting Coach?

Who  Is The Top Acting Coach In India?

What Are The Acting Courses And Fees?

How To Contact An Acting Coach?

Mistakes Committed By Beginners

  1. No research was done and no plan prepared
  2. Forgetting the camera
  3. Acting with the voice and not with the body
  4. Acting too close to their own personality
  5. Voice and speech-diction, articulation and volume
  6. Camera or stage fright
  7. Not remaining in character when something goes wrong
  8. Falling on excuses
  9. Interrupting and not taking director’s instructions seriously
  10. Quitting early without knowing the struggle period

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7 Steps How To Give Stunning Introduction For Audition

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 02:43:00 +0000

On Camera introduction and video introduction techniquesWhy Am I Not selected In Auditions?How To Give Best Introduction For Auditions Or In Video Introduction?AuditionsThis applies to both-Physically on camera in front of auditionsPrepared Video introduction submitted to casting directors or production dept.Your introduction (slate, as it 's called) tells those viewing your audition if you can be selected and are “castable."Video IntroductionDue to the pressure of time and the rents of hiring a place for auditions is expensive hence, much of that decision to watch your video or even physically in an audition is based on whether your physicality fits their requirements and whether the viewing public will convincingly identify you with the character.In AuditionWhile in a live audition, how you introduce self (slate), your presence, and how you connect to the camera is really important. Though your physical appearance to the character is considered, your overall introduction is totally up to you and can be your strong asset for selection if done well.Speaking out just your name seems so simple, which is why many give it no real thought. This can be a mistake because the intro (slate) provides important information about who you are. It depicts confidence or lack of showing your personality, and so much more. From years of my own experience as an actor and teaching, I have seen most of the ways that actors make bad first impressions with their introduction.7 reasons How actors create a bad impressionWhen actors desperately try to fake an impression, overdramatize, and appear that they are working too hard to be likable, it may create an impression of insincerity, insecurity, or poor training. If actors appear moody, sullen, uptight, or arrogant, it gives an impression that actor could have emotional issues. If they are slick or monotone, they appear unbelievable or unlikeable. If they don't hold eye contact with the camera, they seem afraid, shifty, or inexperienced. If actors speak too fast or too soft, it makes them appear nervous, shy or inhibited. If they speak too slow, it often is taken as patronizing like a saint or a priest. if they speak too loud, it suggests they have done more theater than film work or that they are trying to reach the camera with their voice.The above may happen as an unconscious act, habit, or a consequence of their anxiety and tension, which make them look 'one of those hundreds' and inexperienced.How To Give Best Introduction (Video as well)I suggest that you introduce (slate) as if it were an introduction to someone, not as a presentation, announcement, or to impress. When auditioning, I suggest that you honestly introduce yourself to someone in the room (usually the person running the session) while looking into the camera lens. You should be positive and enjoy introducing yourself. Smile, if it feels right, but if you smile just to smile, it will look fake and insincere. Smile because you are confident and having fun, then it will be relaxed or engaging.Be spontaneous! Each time you say your name it should be just a little different. If there isn’t some difference each time, then it may convey you have probably memorized  and it's just a “line reading.” Add a “Hi, I’m" or a “Hello, my name is” and then your name. This will make it friendly and less like you are reporting for military duty.When nervous, laugh a little bit (to relax) before you start. It helps to release the nervousness and quickly shifts you into a positive energy. If you have been told by auditioners that you are "not really you" in your slate, then you should give it some attention. There is no second chance to make a first impression. This is especially true for commercial ad auditions.  Note: S[...]

Bouncer! How To Become Bollywood Actor-Good Looks OUT Talent IN

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 01:37:00 +0000

Emerging Bollywood Star-Nawazuddin Siddiqui"good-looking Bollywood Hero’ template is gradually wearing out, paving way for gifted newcomers"- Nawazuddin SiddiquiEvery day, thousands of actors attend auditions and interviews to land a role. As an actor, you are always auditioning and looking for the next job. You stand in front of -casting directors and their teams,  producers,  choreographers, and influential industry experts who determine whether or not you will get the part.As an actor or and an acting coach for long,  I can tell you:Hope and hard work are not enough to win the job.Even being a good actor and contacts are not always enough. Instead, you can increase your chances of getting selected by presenting unique and impressive characteristics.To win every audition and interview, you must use the right set of tools and techniques. Body language plays a critical factor in whether or not you will get the job. In order to stand out in a crowd of hundreds (if not thousands) of actors, you must take control of your body language so casting directors will remember you.To audition or interview successfully, use body language to your advantage. First, observe how you currently use body language and nonverbal communication. Here are a few questions to ask yourself:How do I prepare my body and voice before an audition?What facial expressions do I make in the audition room when I’m not performing?How does my voice is when I introduce myself to casting directors?What did I do in my last audition to get the role?Did body language contribute to my last rejection? What did I do and how can I change it?Once you have done some self-diagnosis. Use these body language hacks for actorsBased onBollywood Stars Who Believe A Good Body Language Is A Part Of 'Talent' To Enhance Success Chances6 Talented Bollywood stars who believed in good body language than looks aloneAmitabh BachchanAamir KhanShah Rukh KhanHrithik RoshanDeepika PadukoneAjay DevganVidya BalanNawazuddin SiddiquiImproving Body LanguageBody language isn’t a mere set of “techniques” or a show to put on for others. It is how you move in this film and TVworld. and how you move, In many ways, it dictates how you feel, what you say, what you strive for and what you allow to escape your grasp. It demonstrates your emotional state, your confidence, your vivacity. It is an important to create an impression in the industry, to the world who you are. Because you show what your body is doing.Examples For instance, when you hold your body with confidence, you will actually feel more confident. If you slump your shoulders and hang your head, looking down, your brain will read that as sadness and depression, and you will actually FEEL sadder and more listless A weak limp-fish handshake, for example, will immediately create an impression as someone ineffectual, unconfident and untrustworthy. By contrast, someone who presses your hand will immediately demonstrate confidence and power. 7 Body Language Secrets To Learn1. Do your eyes say “Welcome!” or “I don;t like you!”?Oftentimes the first form of connection with another person will be through your eye contact. Clearly, squinting suspiciously or looking with frowned eyebrows will convey that you are initially closed to another. By contrast, warm, relaxed eyes, and an easy slow smile when you encounter someone, will make them feel welcome and accepted.2. Is your chest open to the other or closed off?Think about a person with arms crossed tightly over their chest. Do they feel warm, receptive and friendly? Or guarded and judgmental?Uncrossing your arms, and not holding anything in front of you (like a drink, or books or folders) signals that you’re open to interacting with people and ready to face what [...]

Good Looks-Good Training- Working Hard But Still Failing? Know Why

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000

The Reason Of Why Are You FailingAmong Lakhs Of Aspiring ActorsNot Realized Acting Is A 'Business' And An Actor Is A 'Product' All Top Bollywood or Hollywood stars had eventually realized that 'Acting' is not only just a dream and a passion but a 'Business' like any other and they are not only an 'Actor' but a 'Product'.Which requires a professional marketing and promotional skills of the highest level. It's like manufacturing a soft drink or a toothpaste in a highly crowded market of millions of similar products and trying to be a Coca-Cola or Colgate.They really worked hard on this aspect alone initially and later hired top marketing agencies to promote them. (TOI 239, 12 07 2015)In simple words to be a successful actor, you have to create, market and promote your image as an actor vigorously and repeatedly.How To Repeat The MessageIn the worlds of publicity, marketing, advertising and elsewhere, one of the common term is “repeat the message.” This is an important concept that has been utilized since the beginning. Any household name, whether we’re talking Samsung, McDonald’s or Coca-Cola, has employed this, and in no small way. Their message is repeated over and over again to the public.But how can this be interpreted and used to your advantage in the world of acting? In my experience, it’s through, as I termed it “Image Bombardment” or “continuity of Branding.”But before you can repeat a message to film TV mediayou first need to have oneThis is where “branding” comes in. What’s branding? It’s essentially creating a unique name, image or identity for a product or person in the customer’s (Industry people) mind in order to establish a particular type of something that is significant and unique.You MustIn case of relevance to the acting world, where you want to promote yourself (product) to casting directors, production houses, coordinators, producers and to all others related to the industryyou must-Create a unique name for yourselfA clear imageFor example- Romantic actor, Hot and Sexy actor, Action actor, Tough guy, Innocent actor, Sly actor or Villain, Finest and the great actor, Comedic actor, Simpleton (villager), Versatile actor etc.   The Two Bollywood 'Business' Concept ExamplesIf you think of Akshay Kumar, you immediately get a clear concept: action hero -type. You even have physical mannerisms come to mind—incredible stunts.  Shah Rukh Khan, finest and the great actor. Viewers love him because he’s so versatile, transforming into a character instantly and in totality. They don’t even need to say anything; they can just squint their eyes, start making “the face,” and you immediately get knocked out...just whistling and clapping in a cinema hall, that’s they are identified.Similar are the examples of female actors like Bipasha Basu as a hot and sexy actor or Vidya Balan as a versatile or Priyanka Chopra as “ All in One” actor (Brains, beauty, action, a truly versatile).These actors have become legends in this era. Their “image” or brand is unforgettable. Partially due to this uniqueness, and partially due to the persistent continuity employed in marketing and promotion. Their “message” of uniqueness has been repeated over and over. Their “brand” literally has gone unchanged for a considerable period. And once their “brand” was firmly established, you then saw them shift into comedies and other genres. Whether this was planned or not, just realize the result: Their type firmly established, on-screen, personality repeated, and is NOW the household name.Of course, they possess another uniqueness- persistence, and perseverance in continuously developing their acting craft and taking their career an[...]

What's The Choice Of World's Top-Notch? Acting Schools | Coach?

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:30:00 +0000

Interview with 1. Beth Henley, 2. Dawn Olivieri, 3. Ernie Hudson,  4. Hill Harper,  5. Jake Busey, 6. Lance Gross, 7. Wendi McLendon-Covey and othersDo You Want The Best Acting Training To Be In Bollywood Or In TV?Would You Listen To The Advice Of World's Highest Ranking Actors? What Celebrities Contribute Their Success To?12 Observations'With an acting coach, you're trained to express yourself as much as you can.''When I finally decided that my only hope was to go to an acting school, I decided against it, looking at the poor quality of actors and a lack of marketing experience. I joined an acting coach and once''I walked on auditions and set, I just knew I was home.''In an acting coaching session, the coach talks about how the 'given circumstances' of a situation help define a character.''What I loved about the coaching by an expert acting coach was that you got to think all day long about a 'person' from the script that wasn't you and figure out why they were sad, what they wanted and what they dreamed.''As an actor, I don't my mind to be idle, so I spend weekends with my acting coach.''If you want to play better roles, spend more time in a coaching session with an acting coach than you do in hangouts, social media chats, what's app and in the gym, and you'll have the career you want.''I took theater and stuff in college, then I took a bunch of different acting classes schools here in Mumbai. Sometimes when I have a hard audition, I'll call my acting coach and he'll come help me. It's actually a really great way to get over your nerves.''If you're not in someone's face, the audience is not going to remember you. So get yourself back into an acting class; get a coach. The coach trains those things you did when you were in the teens and wanted it so bad.'What you learn in any acting coaching session is how to make a fool of yourself and enjoy things and get out of your head.'In an acting school, I was a neglect and I hated that. I quit. Later, I fell in love in love with my coach.''I always wanted to be an actor, but with a speech impediment, it's kind of tough. I decided to roll the dice and take an acting class, which was very, very nerve-wracking... My stomach would just be in knots. I left and joined a coach though an acting coach is a rare breed in India. 3 years of struggle and now I enjoy camera  lights aaa ann nd action!''In acting school, I had an opportunity to hide in the corner and pray the teacher wouldn't call on me to play a scene. With a coach, it was only me and couldn't escape. Just had to listen and act!''I really started dreaming... And broke out of my shyness when I got to acting coaching sessions in Mumbai. My first coaching class was a prayer followed by a funny way working on your body parts. I just laughed when I couldn't move my scalp or eyebrows. It really broke me out of my shell, encouraged me to follow my dreams and make them a reality.' 'What's beautiful about the actual acting coaching environment is that you can use it to push through everything: push your voice, push your inhibitions, push your fears, push your confidence, push your vulnerability, push your silences.'ConclusionsActing SchoolsMaybe good  for actors with some experience, learning scene practice with co-actors, networking, seeking industry's information and partying and funActing CoachActing supposedly being a fine art and not like a school subject, could be good for beginners who may need a personalized focused attention and training. Good for those beginners who may feel embarrassed with a group of experienced actors.Join Us To Learn More[...]

How To Develop The Skill Of Concentration For Sure Success

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:30:00 +0000

The art of focus and concentration for an actorHow To Succeed In Auditions And In Scene PerformanceThe Art Of Focus And Concentration You are standing before the Camera. Settings are arranged. People are moving around. The Asst cameraman is checking the light intensity with some instrument, right close to your face and calling cinematographer loudly while you are still recollecting your lines. The director is instructing loudly to the crew. Sound technician is adjusting lapel mike on your body breathing on your face.Suddenly  there is a shout "Ready?" Followed by "Sound"..."Lights"...Camera"....a...n...d..."ACTION"Tensely you start your lines...and you stop! There is a block. A total mental block!! You have lost your CONCENTRATION and FOCUSThe director shouts..."CUT"!  Everybody looks at you...director,  crew and your Co-stars!What a pity! The shooting is stalled because of your mess up!Tension builds up affecting your performance and the portrayal of your character when you notice a chaos around you on a set before a "Take". It further aggravates when you see the crowd watching you.How to overcome this mental block?5 Ways To ConcentrateSelect an object on the set, say a lamp. A small table, a picture on the wall or anything and keep your focus on it. Even if the shot demands you to look somewhere else, keep looking at that object mentally. You don't see anything else or hearing anything. Just keep focused on that object.Go on giving an auto-suggestion that you are "The Character". Go on repeating this in your mind again and again. Say to you "I will do well", "main bahut achcha karoonga"  "yes"! "It will be a great performance!"Don't repeat your line now. You have done enough. Repeating just before the "take" may create a mental blockTake a deep breath and release slowly. Do this 11 times.The best is to create a "Wall". Think of your bedroom or any room with a blank wall. Mentally put that wall in front of you, blanking out all the chaos on the set. You are now focusing on the wall, but are not aware of it. Your mind is active and aware of what is happening around, but not seeing it. Have You Got It?Good!Finally, when you hear "ACTION", go into your "character' and shoot!Congratulations! You have just given a great performance!Updated Post[...]

2 Reasons Why Learning "Method Acting" May Ruin Acting Career

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000

Hollywood film: A method acting performanceIs "Method Acting" Technique Is The Best To Be A Good Actor?Here Are The Analysis And Reasons For A Big NO Is Method Acting A Dangerous Form Of Acting Technique?A.Yes, because it has the actor use real life trauma's and puts it into the character which has been what a few people have mentioned, but it also can cause the person to have physical and mental breakdowns from the emotional toll it puts having to relive past experiences over and over again. This can also cause the majority of actors to feel this way even after filming because the emotions linger to the person because it's like digging up your ghouls from the basement and putting it in the life to relive it.B.The actor using Method also can be "extreme" and need real life weapons to get into character VS. Props. So real knives or loaded guns which can obviously turn sour very quickly by accident.Bonus Info: From what I know all other acting techniques involve the imagination which can bring out the same quality of acting but keeps the actor safe as their training and tools can remind the actor that what they're going through is not real and the emotions don't hang onto the actor for that exact reason.C.The other explanation could be when you try everything to become the character you are portraying.You put effort into experiencing what the character would actually feel and you may start making changes to your life so you can more intimately connect with the character and understand what the character would think and feel in different situations.D.You're not just pretending to be the character and putting on a fake act, you're attempting to assume the actual personality, thoughts, and behavior of the character not only during filming but potentially in the outside world / at home.E.If your character is supposed to be sad, you're not pretending to be sad, you're learning to empathize and become the character to the point where the character's sadness is your own sadness and you truly feel sad when you are 'acting' as the sad character. Sometimes you may achieve this by linking your own emotional memories (e.g. of a loved one dying) to the sadness in the character's life, in order to better appreciate what the character would be feeling.F.It really comes down to putting yourself in the shoes of the character. You're not just following directions and 'acting' as you're told. Instead, you're actually taking on the life of the character and you're personally identifying with that character so you can understand the character's thought processes, feelings, and then the 'acting' should, theoretically, come naturally without explicit instruction (because you implicitly know, for example, how the character would respond to and feel about certain situations etc.).2 reasons why to be careful in learning Method Acting1.In our fast-moving film, television, and theater industry, we actors are continually asked for "quick results." We must be emotionally available, learn our lines rapidly, and fill our characters with the objectives and desires of a multilayered human being—all without much preparation time. Now more than ever, the deciding factor in a successful audition or performance is the actor's ability to call upon focused inspiration at a moment's notice. After all, inspiration leads to real, organic, surprising, fresh performances. How is such focused inspiration readily achieved?2. A lot of press has covered Method acting over the last several decades, and they often get it wrong. A few things it is definitely not: gaining or losing weight for a role, insisting everyone call you by your character name whether you're acting or not, do[...]

8 Steps To Prevent Quitting Acting And Fleeing From Mumbai

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 14:07:00 +0000

Feed SharkAre You Struggling For More Than 3 Years Without A Good Break In Films Or TV Serials?Do You Find NOW Difficult To Meet Expenses To Live In Mumbai And Continue Struggle?Are You Seriously Thinking To Quit Acting And Leave Mumbai?Wait!A Struggling Actor's OptimismLearn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop fighting. There will be the sunshine after darkness~Your Acting CoachActing isn't all about portraying with excellence the character and being truthfully in a scene. If you can't get a  break, it's not uncommon and much at all. Acting is only possible if somebody's prepared to sit and watch you perform. Nothing can happen unless you are noticed among thousands.Your ChancesThe statistics are terrifying, with something like 92% of the actors are out of work at any one time. What the figure doesn't reveal is that some 8% get work continuously while the same 92% never get into a situation of working regularly. Unfortunately, this 8% success rate comprises of actors with-Sheer luck like winning a lottery Close relative of top producers, directors or financiers in the industryActors who can invest to get a jobActors willing to sell themselves (with any price) to get a breakHowever, the fact is all the above can never guarantee a regular acting assignment and earning the tag of "Market Actor" (know industry actor)The trick, therefore, is to be in the top 8% minus ABCD as above.How this could be achieved under current cut-throat competition in the industry?The Truth Acting is a Business: Learn to Market YourselfFor anyone aspiring to be a professional actor, knowing your craft is only half the battle. You also need to know how to go out into the real world and find paid acting work. Understanding the business side of the acting industry is absolutely crucial if you want to make a living as an actor. If you can get to grips with these elements of the acting life, you will be well on your way to making a career for yourself as a professional actor.The BeginingSet your acting and life goal-Long and short term and the plan of actionFollow-upPromoting Your NameNo matter how good an actor you are, if nobody knows about you then you aren’t going to get any work. Making sure the right people are aware of you and what you can do is absolutely fundamental. So how do you do that?Step 1Promotional PackageThe first step is to put together a proper promotional package to send to casting directors,  production houses, and artist coordinators. This should include your actor’s CV, a set of the professional-quality portfolio (head shots) and, ideally, a professional-quality acting showreel plus or video introductionA  package containing all three of these elements will effectively demonstrate to industry gatekeepers that you have the skills and experience they are looking for. It also allows them to judge the kind of roles you might be suitable for. That way they can start offering you appropriate auditions or recommend you to other industry professionals who may be able to offer you work.Step 2WebsiteIn the modern digital age, it’s increasingly easy (and important) for actors to market themselves online. There are several ways you can this but the most popular and effective are creating a website with the same information found in your promotional package and making good use of social media.Step 3Build ConnectionsThe old saying “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” isn’t entirely true, but it’s not completely false either. The truth is, success in the acting industry is about what you know AND who you know. Getting to know the right p[...]

15 Types Of Laugh For Camera You Must Learn | How To

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:30:00 +0000

Learn The famous laughter style of Navjot SidhuIf you are acting for the camera, there's good news and bad news. The good news: you can create many different takes and an editor/director can choose the one that works best.The bad news: film crews are expensive, and time equals money. The director will grow impatient if you can't come up with a right realistic la. Depending on the scene and your fellow actors, off camera interaction, can often evoke genuine laughter. Also, surprise moments between actors can work wonders -- as long as the director appreciates!Studying LaughterThe sounds of laughter are similar around the world. Most laughter consists of H-sounds: Ha, ho, hee. Other bursts of laughter might contain vowel sounds.In fact, there's an entire field of science dedicated to the study of laughter. It's called gelotology. Learning about the mental and physical aspects of laughter can help actors become more adept at producing laughs on cue. Facts On LaughterFemales laugh more often than men.Men are more likely to attempt to make others laugh.Speakers (joke tellers) laugh almost 50% more than their audience.Laughter often occurs at the end of a sentence.We laugh more when in the company of others than when we are alone.What can motivate your character's Laughter?If you can laugh spontaneously and sound believable, you're ready for your audition.If the laugh sounded forced it might be because you have no idea why your character is laughing. The more you emotionally "Feel" with your character, the more you can feel like her and laugh like her.How To LaughFor some actors laughing on *cue can be just as difficult a task as to cry on *cue. Here are a few tips on how to laugh effectively:First and foremost, keep your attention on the scene and on your partner. If you are truly engrossed in the moment of the scene, the laugh will come organically.Think of the kind of laugh required for the moment. What size or type of laugh is an appropriate reaction to the situation? Sometimes a little chuckle is far more effective than a belly laugh. Although a seemingly inappropriate laugh may work as well, particularly if you are acting in a comedy.Be aware of the what the mood of the scene is and decide how your character would honestly react. After that, forget about it. Let the moment carry you through.When To Stop LaughingYou cannot continue laughing until eternity unless of course, your character is a maniac. This would depend on the character you are playing. If the role is comedic then an abrupt end and remaining still may work.For example, you are playing a character of a subordinate and your boss slips while sitting or mispronounced a word or drops something, which has evoked a laughter in you (natural). You have to stop suddenly and froze realizing that your laughter may be insulting to your boss.In a second situation, you are sitting with friends and enjoying jokes. Here laughing belly out may be okayWatch How Others LaughAs an actor, you are probably a people watcher already, and if you haven't taken up the pastime of carefully watching others, it's time to begin. Spend the next five days observing different categories of people how others laugh.Do they giggle in a high pitched spurt?Do they do a courtesy laugh just to please others?Are they intoxicated?Maniacal? Childish?Are they laughing sarcastically? Uncontrollably?Are they trying (but failing) to hold it in?Take notes if you can.Here are some of the contemporary laughing style for actors to learn. Few of them are never taught in any acting school and are great to surprise a casting director or a Bollywood director. You can fi[...]

I'm A Beginner And Want To Be An Actor | How To start?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:13:00 +0000

Becoming an actor: A beginner asking a questionHere is the answer to a beginner on how can you be an actor in Bollywood and TVMy simple advice is "Get professionally trained in acting craft, acting for camera and marketing and promotion of your career. Or forget about acting and actor. There are more than 2.5 Lakhs aspiring actors better than each other roaming on the roads of Mumbai and struggling, some even for 10 years!If You Are A Beginner, Initially Better Join An Acting Coach For Personal "One On One" focused Coaching. Later, You May Join a Good School for scene practices with co-actors, networking and as a source of industry information.Read this carefully and decide:I wish you a good luck to be an actor, for sure!Join me. This step today will make you a Top Actor tomorrow! 1. Website page for fees, courses, duration, syllabus, registration rules etc Main pagehttp://topactingcoach.weebly.com3. Emails for communicationactingcoach.kiran.pande@gmail.comkiran.aged@gmail.comSalient Features of My Personal and Professional Coaching 1. The coaching is NOT based on a typical school system where students are taught in a bunch of 20 or 30 with a common syllabus for all. A school may not be in certain situations, concerned about whether a student who completes a course gets a break in films or serial or in commercial ads. An actor is an artist who masters a highly sensitive craft based on an individual's emotional and attitude built up and therefore there cannot be a common syllabus. As per the survey, the failure percentage of actors passing out of schools in India is 82% (CAA survey). 2. I design a career plan and syllabus based on an individual after weighing the strengths and weaknesses by auditions and by interviews before a candidate joins me. 3. The learning journey of a candidate starts with understanding the "Game" of acting and how can you become a star in Bollywood and TV serials. It continues with types of actors, mastering techniques, camera acting, how to win auditions etc.. Finally leading to the most needed strategy development of how to market and promote yourself to get sure entry into Films, TV serials, commercial ads and print media.4. A hand-picked list of casting directors and coordinators is provided5. Suitable candidates get a break in our own short films. 6. The coaching sessions are taken 2 to 3 days a  week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 2 PM to 5 PM for 5 weeks. 7. We can train you on Bollywood conversational Hindi and UrduRegistration 1. You can be registered for a particular course only if you apply ONE MONTH in advance2. Selection is based on an audition to assess whether you have any inborn talent or not3. Full amount for a selected course has to be paid at the time of registration. Regret, there is no advance,  installment or EMI system4. No phone calls or a direct visit to my residence. Communication is ONLY THROUGH Email Consultation5. However, you can visit me without registration, with a prior appointment only for a consultation to assess your chances to be a successful actor, my courses, syllabus and for answers to any of your other queries. The consultation charges are Rs. 1500 to be paid to my bank account (will be sent to you by email once you agree) before taking an appointment for the consultation.Good News- If you decide to register yourself for any of my courses, this Rs. 1500 will be adjusted in the registration fee for a courseCourses and fees 1. *'The 'Elite Course' +([...]

3 Questions By A Star To Struggling Actors And His Advice

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 02:16:00 +0000

Feed SharkActing workshop in Mumbai addressed by a top Bollywood StarDo You Know What's Your Job As An actor?Does It Solely Happen In Front Of Camera Or On stage?Or Is Acting Job is All-Around, Varied, And Fulltime?The above  3 questions asked by a Bollywood star, invited to address to the group of aspiring actors in a workshop (Name is kept confidential, as requested).This post is based on  the advice he gave to the groupAs an actor, you have to realize your job doesn’t depend and happen solely in front of the camera or onstage. Your job is all-around, varied and full-time. You’ve got to give as much attention to personal acting coaching or school, auditions, exercises at home or the gym, portfolio, marketing and career promotion, meeting people, rehearsals, and wardrobe as you do to your actual on-set performance. That means showing up on time. When you’re late or unprepared, it communicates that your time is more important than the other person’s time, and shows a great lack of respect for others.Time Management is one of the important areas usually neglected by actorsWhy Time Management is Important To Become A Successful Actor?SolutionsTime is limitedEveryone gets the same amount of time each day, and it's limited, therefore it's important to make the most of your time if you ever want to be more than average at highly competitive acting business where thousands aspiring actors (Maybe better than you) are desperately trying for the same break in Bollywood |TV as you.You can get more with less effortWhen you learn to take control of your time, you improve your ability to focus. And with increased focus comes enhanced efficiency, because your mind doesn't get distracted and wander. You’ll start to complete your tasks more quicklyCan make better decisionsThere are many choices in acting life and oftentimes we're faced with many choices to choose from at the same time. When you practice good time management, you have more time to breathe and think more objectively; this allows you to determine which choices are the best to make.You become a disciplined actorWhen you practice good time management in your life, you are less likely to delay or postpone things. Time management leads to your higher work output and leads to a disciplined life.Defeat competition and become more successfulTime management is the key to success; it allows you to take a better control of your acting life rather than follow the others. You accomplish more, you make better decisions, and you work more efficiently; this leads to a success.You learn more. Become importantWhen you control your time and work more efficiently, you have time to plan and spend it on learning and learning regularly. More, you can spend time in like industry networking, acting workshops, follow ups with artist coordinators, help production, direction etc.  There's a reason some aspiring actors learn earlier, better and cash opportunities better than competitors, so easily plan to implement time management throughout their entire career. You'll not only stand out from the rest, but you'll gain experience much faster and be able to move up to be a Bollywood actor a lot sooner.You reduce an actor's anxiety and stressThe phrase "I have so much to do and so little time to do it" is generally spoken of frustration which leads to anxiety and stress. Another reason of stress is due to people feeling pushed and rushed! With good time management, you know how much time you have, how long it will take to get your tasks done, you accomplish more, and have more free time. Thi[...]

7 Instant Solutions To Be A Film And Television Actor

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 01:13:00 +0000

Would you be like Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan?How to Become a Bollywood and Television ActorFollow 7 StepsHave you ever dreamed of one day becoming a famous Bollywood actor? If so, the first thing you need to realize is that this dream can become a reality if you're willing to But in the time, training, dedication, passion and patience required to make it in Bollywood.If you've always wondered how to become a film or television actor, then here are ten steps that may not get you the role of a lifetime, but they will help you to treat your acting career as a career and not simply as something you choose to do for fun.1. Learn How to ActYou must take the time to master your acting craft and continue updating it. Acting is first and foremost a fine performing craft and an absolute perfection is a MUST. If that means sacrificing a lot and lot along the way, so be it. I know that sounds rather harsh, but acting is not a 9-5 job by any  I can't tell you the number of people that come to Bollywood thinking that all they need to do is get some job contact a casting director or a producer like Karan Johar  get "discovered" and then it's nothing but a fantastic dream life.! It's bullshit!Even top Bollywood actors take classes, work with acting and dialogue coaches, they study life experiences, etc. They know full well that even after a lifetime of work and study, they may never reach the peak and become a legend.2. Be In MumbaiI hate telling people this, but if you hope to work in film and/or television as an actor, you need to go where the work is. Now, that doesn't necessarily kill your acting career if living in Delhi, Kolkata or any other town. There are opportunities in other metro/A class towns as well After all. But, Mumbai is where most of the casting directors work and live. So, many of the films or TV serials shows that are shot in other cities within India or abroad are still cast in Mumbai. So, even though you don't necessarily need to move here, keep in mind that it is where most of the action is.3. Be Willing to do What it TakesA. Be willing to sacrificeYour comfort zoneYour earlier lifestyleInterests which could be obstacles in acting careerIrrelevant socializingWasting time etcB. Unbudgeted-shoppingfrequenting night clubs and restaurantsentertaining friends who can't help you in your career etc  C. Prepared to work 8 to 12 hours a day. Even successful actors have to work hard to maintain and grow careerD. Manage finances. E. However, don't compromiseYour integrityHonestySelf-respectSex4. Must be fully Committed Make a commitment to yourself and work for itThere are no bad actors, just actors who aren't willing to "fully commit" themselBBe NiceBollywood is all about helping those you know because they might one day be in a position to help you as well. So, you need to remember this great rule -- be nice to everyone. From,  the smallest crew member to casting directors, artist coordinators and their assistants to fellow actors, photographers, gatekeepers at the industry offices(Like receptionists, lift man, security personnel etc)or in another word to whomever you meet in Bollywood and TV industry. Remember, that assistant you treated poorly two years ago might one day become a casting director, film producer, talent agent or whatever. And trust me, they'll remember those who stomped on their toes on their way up the ladder.Conversely, they'll remember those who were nice the whole way up and they'll be that much more inclined to help them achieve their own goals.6. De[...]

An Actor's Failure Formula = Just Dreaming + Ignorance + Crap Around

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 22:30:00 +0000

Arshad Warsi-Bollywood Star, who struggled for more than 10 yearsYour dream of a Bollywood Star, just a dream, it's all illusion, unless you...Know The Facts Before You Screw Up Your Career And LifeFactsThere are thousands of young aspiring actors in Mumbai from all over IndiaBetter looking, great height, excellent physique and lots of money for a really prolonged struggle. Still, 95 % fail, Some do menial jobs like waiters, auto drivers or sell cheap clothes on footpaths Or worst, commit suicide in front of the producer's\director's house.Conclusion  Only dreams do not helpSolutionBecoming a film star requires:Good looks and bodyExcellence In Spoken Hindi Without Any Regional AccentSpoken EnglishA Top Class Training In The Acting Craft and To Continue Till You Die A Good Portfolio With Resume | Monolog | Video Interview | Show Reel WebsiteActing Being A "Business": Develop Goals, Marketing And Promotional Strategies And Implement VigorouslyPerseverance And Patience, May Be For YearsSufficient Financial Resources To Face Significant Periods Of  Poor Income(A Minimum of  Rs. 2.5 Lakhs Per Year for A Minimum Struggle Period Of  3 to 5 Years)A Thick SkinPositive Attitude To Accept And Face Rejections And CriticismRead carefully the following posts which will open your eyes and bring down to the realities of an actor's life: Depressed?Well, here is a Success FormulaRead-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Dear Aspiring Actors,Still Confused?I can help and coach you individually to become an excellent actor with great chances to be A Bollywood star! Just VisitWebsite Updated Post [...]

2 Simple Mathematical Formulas To Win In Auditions And Career

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 01:31:00 +0000

Warning: Only for your personal use and education. Downloading and using it elsewhere is illegal Ambitious people are always striving for success and acting is no different. The question of how to be a successful actor has bothered thousands of actors and experts.  There’s good news, and then there’s bad news.The good news is that there are 2 such a formulas on how to win auditions and be a successful actor.The bad news, however, is that these 2 formulas are not easy to crack. But if you stick with it, follow the rules, play the game, and give it all you’ve got, you might be a star in Bollywood or Hollywood or in TV.Take control of your auditions and acting career by these 2 untold and hush-hush formulasFormula 1.Get selected in auditions Caution!Don't go for every audition. Check if it suits you Before you apply and go for audition Your Type = age range + jobs + attitudeExplanation Your typeWe are all born a certain way, with a certain “look” and unless we want to commit to drastic plastic surgery, then we will be cast as specific roles in our acting careers. It’s up to actors to be smart enough to identify that look, harness it, and use it to our advantage. Are you look and suitable for:ExamplesLeading man/woman2nd man/womanCollege studentTeacher, professor or principalVillage farmerGood or a bad friendCommon street man/womanShopkeeperTaxi driverBusinessmanExecutivePriest / PujariCrooked and slyComedianLook belonging to a particular ethnicity like South Indian, North East etcShort, Tall, Fat, SicklyWith a particular voice, accent and body languageHow to conclude your 'Type'Take a good hard look in the mirror. Pay attention to your face, your weight, your ethnicity, and your personality. Do you have a receding hairline? Do you have a thick accent? Listen to your voice. Do you sound smart and articulate when you talk, or do you sound uneducated? Be. Honest Finally, ask your close friends, an acting coach, or anyone who will be honest with you. Your good friends will be honest with you.Age rangeFor example, you look between 22-32. This is called as screen age rangeJobsAudition requirements for a role eg. college student, hot, sexy, taxi driver, shopkeeper, professor, middle-aged father, character actor, businessman etcAttitudeAs an individual are you a positive, negative, shy, aggressive, introvert, smiling, argumentative, peaceful, brave etc?Formula 2. Be a Successful Actor(P + HW + T) × L = SExplanationWhat is this, you ask? This is your equation of success. This is your formula towards succeeding in acting business. It’sP: PerseveranceHW: Hard WorkT: Talent; Then all of the above multiplied by X: Multiply by luckEquals to Success!If you want to implement the above 2 formulas, we would love to have you join us[...]

Are You Going To Be A Top Actor Or Remain A Struggler? Check

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:39:00 +0000

Do you know what are the requirements to be an actor?Do you meet the requirement to be an actor?If not yet ready now, do you know what to do?Here is your solutionYou must seek answers to these questions before you start. Therefore, it is essential that you analyze yourself- your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities as an actor and threats in this profession. (SWOT)So, let's start!Take a piece of paper and start writing down:Are these your strengths or weaknesses? If they are your strengths, then put them under column 1 "strengths"; if not, then out them under column 2" weaknesses"MaturityQuick learnerHigh energy levelCommunicationFinancial resourcesCreativityDriveDeterminationPatiencePersuasionEmotional make upActing skillsProfessionalismIndustry knowledgeContactsHandsome or beautiful or not. Other physical traitsNow the 3rd columnNow, you have the following "opportunities"You can get trainedYou can get acting skillsLearn marketing skillsYou can be a good and successful actorYou can learn online marketing techniques and learn excellent public relation methods4th columnIdentify threats to you, These are examples.Not planning timeNot managing moneyNot devoting sufficient timeCompetition among actorsMore handsome actors and actressesNOW, SIMPLY MAKING A CHART AND KNOWING IS NOT THE END. YOU HAVE TO MAKE AN ACTION PLAN TO strengthen your strengths, overcome your weaknesses, grab opportunities and find solutions to overcome threats.Set your life goalSet time period eg 2 years or 10 years If dreaming of being a top actor put this as goal No 1However, if your dream, for example, is to be  1. Wealthiest man/woman 2. Marry the most beautiful woman 3. Have a private Island etc, then forget to dream to be an actorHave sub-goals (not more than 3)Set where you want to reach in 5 years, then the 4-3-2-next year and THIS YEAR.  Break down month wise, then in a weekMaintain a diary/ notebook, write down weekly and then objectives. Check in night your achievementsSet a fool proof  TIME TABLE and must stick to it. OR YOU FAIL!The Best Is To Join Us And Get Trained UPDATED POST[...]

16 Ways Actors May Fail And Guaranteed Success Strategy

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 04:04:00 +0000

feedsharkWhy 90% actors fail?Why Your acting career may fail?Because You Just Dreamt Without Knowing Requirements And How To Fulfill ThemRealities And Success Strategy1. Dreaming of being an actor without knowing realitiesAns: Do research on the internet before you leave your house2. No knowledge of film |TV or commercial ad industryAns: Do research on the internet. Meet industry people or theater in your place3. Neither a good body or looksAns: Build your body at home. Read this blog for home exercises4. Poor in acting craft and no idea of a need to get self-trainedAns: Join a good school or an acting coach. If don't have enough money, get self-trained by reading and practicing 250+ posts from this blog in front of mirror or with friends5. Poor in spoken Hindi and workable EnglishAns: Buy CDs, select YiouTube videos befriend actors with the mythological film background, join Hindi?English coaching classes6. No knowledge of the need for portfolio, resume, show reel, video interviewAns: Research on the internet, ask other actors and industry crowd7. Unaware of artist coordinators, casting directors, directors, producers or production housesAns: Read relevant posts from this blog by keywords in the search box on the home page. Research on the internet, ask other actors and industry crowd.8. No idea of a struggle of many years ahead before you get a break. Not studied the struggle stories of Bollywood starsAns: There are some good posts in this blog on the struggle stories of Bollywood stars. Please read carefully and understand the struggle required9. No financial planning and sufficient resource available to live, travel, get trained and struggle in Mumbai for a long periodAns: Know the expenses (read a post from this blog on living expense in Mumbai). Make an expense budget on yearly basis. If short of money, take up a job (night shift at airport, security officer, part-time jobs, internet survey and other related or join production dept, in a film-TV production company, channels etc) and be a working actor10. Do does not know how to be a good public relations actorAns: Search the internet for how to be and practice body language, voice, posture etc or join an acting coach 11. Do not know how to market and promote acting career as a business man | womanAns: Search this blog (Put keywords in search box on home page and find relevant posts) or ask your acting coach12. ImpatienceAns: Practice Yoga, relaxation, and auto-suggestion techniques. Join classes or read from this blog  13. Can not accept repeated rejections at auditionsAns: Accept the 'rejection' as an unavoidable and necessary evil of 'an actor's life'.14. No knowledge of time managementAns: If you fail to plan and manage 'time', it will manage and make you old and date expired in no time. You must schedule daily activities and stick to it.15. Does not have "a thick skin" to accept neglect, mocked upon and criticismAns: Whatever happens in your acting life, good or bad, take it as transient happening and as a fun. Develop other hobbies and skills like singing, dancing, martial arts, social service etc.16. Do not know how to use social media for career developmentAns: Open account with 'page' at least on FaceBook, Twitter, Linkedin Pinterest. Post daily relevant post. However (Warning), don't get carried away by 'likes'. None of those friends can help you in your acting career. Befriend casting directors, join acting related groups a[...]

How To Create A Knock Out Performance Using 'Sense Memory'

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 16:30:00 +0000

Building sense memory: SmellBuilding sense memory: Touch and feelDo You Want To Be A Good Actor And Give Conceivable Performance To Stun Audience?Situation In A SceneYour script and the scene demands you are in a jungle near Manali Himachal, confined in a hut. It's snowing outside. The cold is terrible. There is no food or water and you are hungry. You have to act now and show how do you feel in extreme cold without food or water. However, the fact is you are shooting in a studio in Mumbai where the temperature is 38 degree Celsius. Very very hot indeed!How would you bring about feeling extremely cold and hungry?A. The question is how to create memories? Which instruments to use?The answer is in recollecting and using all your 5 sensesTouch, Hear, See, Listen and TasteB. In the above situation, if you have gone to a cold place in your life and experienced cold with all your senses and can recollect, you can do the scene. Because, in spite of studio being hot and humid, you will be able to detach and start feeling cold on your skin, the sound of wind and snow, fog, and snow outside seen from the window and mouth becoming dryC. This is called re-calling "Sense Memory"However, to recall the different life situations, you must have them in your memory and this is only possible when you remember them using your senses.Therefore, keep remembering your activities using your 5 senses and practice them regularly by just recollecting themFor exampleYou should remember your blue shirt: It's texture, it's smell, buttons and so on. So, when you get a role of a blind girl or a boy, you pick up just by touching it.Look at a tea cup. Feel it: color, smoothness, design, base, handle and it's circumference. Now you are sipping a hot tea. Remember the feeling of  when hot tea touches your lips and tongue. Because in an actual shoot, there may not be any tea but just water and your expressions should be as if you are sipping hot tea.The RealityNow, what happens when you don't have any experience of a particular situation?Then you have use magic "IF"The Power Of ImaginationIF I'm a police officer, IF I'm a beggar,  IF I have consumed 5 large whiskey, IF I'm feeling sexually aroused..... how will I feel and behave? Start visualizing that situation or a person or an itemIt's absolutely necessary for an actor to develop THE POWER OF IMAGINATIONAND YOU WILL DO ITUpdated PostJoin Us And Learn  Acting Techniques[...]