Just like any other career, aspiring actors have a clear choice to either jump in without any training and watch others leap ahead of them or equip themselves with the deep knowledge and experience of the trade and be ahead of the others.
Here, you can either go to a 3 year drama school or attend Acting Training Workshops and have a head start.
I will be bringing you a series of different types of classes that you can attend. Mind you, I will only be focusing on the short term workshops. Short term Acting Training Workshops do not require you to spend 3 years training and it preps you to launch your career much quicker.
If you are looking to become a serious actor then Acting Training Workshops are the fastest and most economical way to start. Join the workshop, gain the knowledge, sharpen your skill and gather experience.
Over the next few days, I will talk about some of the most important classes that you may like to consider for yourself.
1. Acting Technique Workshops
These are the most important acting workshops that every actor should take. They are like Foundation stones in any actor’s career.
Acting techniques are taught in many different ways, depending on your teacher and the approach they take (for example, Stella Adler, Method Acting, Meisner etc.)
Remember that each acting teacher has their own way of helping their student become better actors. Teachers, who are trained as actors but decided to take up a teaching career, will teach what they have learnt from their own teachers. While some directors, who also find teaching therapeutic for themselves and run Acting Training Workshops, will develop a mix of techniques from their own practical experiences and will teach you accordingly. I am not suggesting that a director will be a better teacher or vice a versa. It’s up to you. You should choose based on who you connect with the most therefore, audit several different taster classes and see what works better for you.
So, if you’re thinking of taking your acting career seriously, Acting technique workshops should be the first step you should take.
2.Audition Technique Workshops
It is exactly what it says on the tin, audition on camera technique workshops. These workshops will straight away put you in front of the camera so that performing for a camera should become second nature.
These acting workshops mainly focus on the art of auditioning which in many ways, differs from the art of performing. Auditioning is not easy. In fact, sometimes it can be even more difficult than the performance itself. There are many ways to either audition successfully or screw it up.
Here are some examples of what you will learn in Audition Technique Workshops.
- Script Analysis: Actors will learn how to break down a script. This process makes it easy to understand and perform.
- Do’s and Don’ts during an audition.
- How to get approval from the whole casting panel.
Every business you go into, has its own ways of getting things done. Your main target is to audition successfully. So, learn the techniques to audition and win more roles.