With all the new technologies available to us in this 21st century the internet has made it so that the next unsuspected big talent in the world of acting can be found just as easily in a viral YouTube video as they would be in a traditional acting audition. This is a great advancement for so many, but still begs the question “How do I get discovered online?” or “If this is true, is there any point in going to drama school?”, In this post you’ll get a solid answer to your question.
Getting discovered in a viral video online is possible but since the very nature of viral video is generally unpredictable (you never really know for certain what will hit), we’d recommend you do what will give you the best chance overall in becoming a credible performance actor.
The truth is actor training is essential if you want to be active in this industry for any respectable length of time. Whether professionally trained or otherwise, your favourite screen & film actors/actresses have all experienced copious amounts of prep-work, professional training & character development well before you’re met with their finely tuned character from your newly-named “favorite film of all-time”.
Although Drama School isn’t the only entry point into the world of screen & stage acting, training from a well organized Drama school will give you the best all-round actors experience to prepare you for the real-world of performance when your time comes. Other forms of training may produce similar results, but being part of an established institution is more of a ‘sure-thing’ so to speak.
Here are a few beneficial points you may want to consider:
1. The Opportunity To Surround Yourself with like-minded individuals:
The old Proverb says “You become most like the 5 people you spend most of your time around”, as an aspiring professional actor, if you can surround yourself with other actors on the same mission as yourself, with the same positive influences & beliefs it’ll help you on the road ahead. Building up your network and being able to bounce ideas of your classmates is a feature other forms of training may not offer.
2. Getting Practice & Building Confidence:
Being confident on-stage or on-screen is a little different from what you may in your regular day-to-day life. Once the lights hit you and you have lines to remember without practice you can lose yourself & you might not get that second chance. Attending a place that you can use as an “actors gym” and gradually build up your stage confidence and skill is a feature that Drama School allow you. By the time you get on camera you’ll be ready for it.
With the fast pace of modern day living we human-beings tend to bottle up our emotions in order to get through the day, living this way is toxic for the progressive actor. Being able to communicate and express yourself emotionally is of utmost importance if you plan on being serious about your career as an actor. With a good tutor & guidance actor training at at a credible school can help draw the raw emotion out of you & allow you to express yourself in a way you might not be currently practicing in your day-to-day life.
These are just a few key reasons you might want to consider training with a professional acting institution.
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