WITH KATE DUROCHER
SO YOU WANNA BE AN ACTOR... NOW, WHAT?
start your acting career off right with these 5 steps
The first step into the pool of acting. Get the building blocks. Learn the fundamentals of Acting.
When asked what is the first thing you should do when you’ve realized that you want to begin a career as an actor, I’d say learn the fundamentals of acting.
Having the desire to act, getting all the proper audition materials and beginning to self-submit yourself for auditions does no good if you get into the room and the Casting Director learns that you’re no good. One thing casting directors hate is having their time waisted and most don’t forget.
So why would you make your horrible audition your first impression. Telling them that you’re nervous or its your first time auditioning doesn’t help you gain forgiveness or sympathy it just reiterates something that they already know and are already annoyed by.
The importance of your headshot
MAKE THE RIGHT IMPRESSION BY LEARNING THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING THE PROPER
Every actor needs to have a headshot. Casting directors, Producers, Writers, and Directors use headshots to get a quick look at actors to see if they have the right attributes for a role. Your headshot if one of the first investments you make toward your acting career, so more important then just having a headshot is having the right headshot because the right headshot can help you book an audition but the wrong headshot can be a hinderance to your career. We've put together this sheet to give you information on why it is important to have a headshot as well as information to make sure you invest in getting the right headshot.