Monday, 5 October 2015

10 Acting Tips to Keep You at the Top and Win Bollywood

Bollywood Jackpot
The Bollywood Jackpot of Winning a Role

Secrets Reveled to be Successful in Acting Game and Win Bollywood Lottery

1. To become a better actor you must not only continue learning the craft of acting (which is a lifelong process), but observe celebrity actors known for memorable and award winning performance. Go to the theater, watch films/TV programs that have your favorite actors in. Observe how they execute their craft. What can you learn from them? What are they doing that makes them an outstanding actor?
Warning: Don’t become a viewer getting involved in the story, but observe films as a critic and as a learner

2. Bring as much to the rehearsal (If there is one) as you can including strong character choices, clear character intentions, ideas, and your prep work/research. This will help you hugely when in the rehearsal space and creating the world of the character with your fellow actors.
If there are no rehearsals, then seek some time before a shoot with the director and show him/her.

3. Had lots of failures and are struggling to see how to find the success you desire? Having a mentor (acting coach) can really help you see outside your “pre-conceived idea  box” and find other ways to climb up the acting ladder of success. It doesn’t need to be someone who is a three time Filmfare or Oscar winner, but someone you had experience with and admire. You can seek solutions from such a coach before an audition, fix an appointment, practice and then go for your kill! Having a mentor can do wonders for your confidence and your career.

4. As an actor, drawing upon our life experience is part and parcel of connecting to a role and injecting truth into it. It is ESSENTIAL you live a full life to do this. Take walks in the parks, stations, zoo, visit as many people as possible regularly and observe keenly everything about them. Try new experiences, visit new places, hear different genres of music… Be an imaginative actor and create new lives.

5. Alongside working on honing your craft and audition technique, you also need to work on your mind. This is of utmost importance. Do you understand the limitations your mind places on situations? Do you understand why? How can you overcome this? Once you have cracked this you will free yourself, lose inhibitions and find you begin taking more risks and making clearer choices with your work. If need help on working on mind, your mentor (coach) can be a great guide.

6. Very carefully read your script, perhaps many a times. Analyze the objective, changes and how it achieves the objective. Analyze your “character”. This contains all the clues you will ever need in creating your character. Go through it with a fine tooth comb to pull out all those gems the script writer has loaded it with.

7. As well as having talent and consistently honing your acting craft, you need to have a good, solid list of contacts and continue to build upon this. You can build up your network /contacts by really working on social networking sites like Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
Attending film festivals, theater groups, workshops, events with industry people will definitely expand your contacts and help to broaden your visibility to casting directors and others who matter to you.

8. If you say you’re an actor, be an actor. Read books on acting to hone your acting craft and fictions which have conflict, suspense and intense emotions. Don’t just read, imagine scenes while reading and be a character in the story.

9. Then discover who you are

10. Do you document your character while analyzing the script and character? This is a great way to stay on top of all the choices you make for your character. Of course, you have to create not one but maybe 2 or 3 choices of creating different profiles of your character. Just grab a A4 size paper, write anything that inspires you in the development of your character, this can include a back story, photos of their street, house etc.

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Monday, 28 September 2015

Are you a Failing Actor? Kick out These 7 Bad Habits

7 bad speaking habits

Career Failing Due to Any of These 7 Bad Speaking Habits?

Unfortunately, it’s not just what you say, but how you say it and how it’s perceived that give your words negative meaning. Discussing an event that has to do with someone who isn’t present, no matter how harmless, can come off as gossip, and will almost always come back to bite you.

Sadly, this is common amongst some actors with a few successes under their belt.

You’ll also come off as judgmental when discussing a person who isn’t present to defend themselves. Make it a habit to spread good information and notions about people when they’re not around, so your words can’t possibly be twisted by others.
You should also avoid complaining or making excuses, and take accountability for your actions. When you place blame on others for your shortcomings, you detract from your integrity and make yourself appear untrustworthy.
Even when you mess up, being truthful to yourself and others is the only way you’ll be able to grow, and the only way others will commend you for such growth.

Change bad speaking habits
Change habits. Which ones? Why? How?

1. Gossiping

Speaking badly of somebody else seems to have a chain reaction. If you indulge in gossip and speak irrelevantly to others you may develop a bad reputation about you which results into others talking bad about you.

2. Becoming a judge

Your conversation involves your judgement of others like “she is an average actor” or “he is no good in comedic roles” etc. People may therefore start avoiding you and soon you may find yourself alone.

3. Being negative

Being positive always makes a person likeable and welcome. A negative talk or an opinion is always depressing and people tend to avoid such characters

4. Complaining

Complaining can easily become a habit because passing a buck and blaming others for your mistakes makes you comfortable. Be careful. You can be labeled as a person who complains all the times, whether its work or nature or weather or traffic.

5. Making excuses

It’s like “Complaining” as stated above. You always blame external reasons for your failures. However, a subtle difference is these “excuses” for failures are everything, and everybody else except “YOU”. Remember, in your profession of acting, nobody believes and accept “an excuse” as a valid reason for your failures because there are hundreds of your other competitors who refrain from making excuses

6. Exaggerating

Warning: Exaggeration in language, behavior and attitude may convey that you are lying and may be perceived as artificial and a show off. This is also true in acting for the camera where subtle emotions produce better results than theatrical, exaggerated and loud gestures which may look fake and unnecessary.

7. Being Adamant and Overbearing

Nobody likes arrogant, rigid and overbearing person. If you’re not flexible, willing to listen and accept others views and continue to blow your own trumpet, soon you will become an unwelcome person in an individual or in a group’s conversation. Your friend circle may shrink in due course of time leaving you alone

If you have any of the above speaking habits and want to correct them:

1. Be aware of how to talk and behave

2. The best solution is contact your acting coach and get his / her guidance. It's like going to a specialist doctor for a medical treatment

3. Ask Your close friends from the industry
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Monday, 21 September 2015

Be Stupid and Fail | 14 Reasons You Screwed Up Auditions

Reasons for failing in auditions
Reasons for failing in auditions

No matter how badly you may want the part, sometimes it just isn't meant to be yours. Don't take it to heart because there are many reasons why it has gone to somebody else.

You are late
You are late
Looking different than portfolio
Looking different than portfolio

What Could be the Reasons?

1. You are totally different in looks than what your portfolio shows

2. You showed up late and pissed off the Casting Director

3. Your accents are not what’s required by the character in a script

4. Your physical profile like height, posture, body type (thin, normal, overweight, etc.) doesn’t meet the requirement

5. Perhaps you have not come to terms with your type. This means you do not know what type of roles will suit you in terms of your physical built up and looks

6. You chose the completely wrong monologue

7. You showed up a little too much in costumes (overdressing for a character)

8. You went too far and tried to please CD

9. You were over talkative

10. Except reading your lines, you didn’t talk at all. No courtesies extended

11. You over-acted in portraying the character

12. They needed an actor with special skills like martial arts or knowing horse riding

13. Maybe you asked for higher payment for the role

14. You were good, but at the end of the day, the other actor was just better suited for the role. Nothing personal.

However, don’t worry and welcome failures as learning steps 

Don't look back. Just look to the future and smile

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