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What is An Acting Coach?An acting coach helps actors reach their full potential by teaching them acting craft, marketing and promotion. Also in-depth character development for specific role preparation and/or auditioning. Acting coaches provide personal attention and specialized acting techniques to both individuals and small groups, if need be.
I focus on developing the acting craft and then how to market and promote this quality product created. To have an acting talent is good, but it’s certainly not all that is required. Beyond talent, there is a craft that must be shaped and sharpened over the life of the actor. This craft combines precise conditioning of the actor’s instrument (body and mind) with the intelligent work of knowing how to approach material (story, script, circumstances, characters etc.) and what to do with it and in a scene.
What is your approach to acting?
How your coaching can help actors?There isn’t an actor on the planet, from the beginner to the most gifted and practiced professional, that does not benefit from the outside eye of a trained acting tutor. With good coaching, the actor can confidently depend on making the most powerful and effective choices and then applying those choices fully.
Do you prepare actors for auditions?Of course! The audition is a high-stakes situation, an actor's just one chance to nail the job. I practice with an actor, on camera, all aspects of the audition right
Why you take private acting class?Every actor is unique, endowed with individual strengths and challenges. Working one-on-one allows us to work specifically with actors— the most effective and efficient way to work on an actor's craft. Together, we determine an actor's needs and goals, and I tailor exercises and scene work to an individual.
- I use my knowledge and experience of tested and new approaches to help an actor achieve the results you seek.
- The Acting coach creates a secure and comfortable environment in which you are willing to take risks and make yourself vulnerable.
- As an Acting Coach, I help an actor by giving a student honest and sincere feedback, to enable them to establish goals with them and help students on how to achieve them.
- The Acting Coach’s experience helps actors to avoid many pitfalls.
- I practice with actors what I preach!
- As an acting coach, I will listen carefully to the actor's ideas,
acceptgood ones to applaud and tell them to create more options for better ones, if need be.
Do you mean acting schools are no good?No, I never say that. Acting schools have their own usefulness. As a matter of fact, if an actor can afford Indian acting school's high fee, he/she must join a school and also undertake private coaching. As a matter of fact, both are complementary to each other.
But how to get jobs after an actor finishes coaching with you?The final part of coaching comprises of marketing and promotion an actor as a quality product in a highly competitive market of Bollywood, TV Serials, commercial ads and print. This includes creating an appropriate portfolio, show reel (demo reel)
Where do you take your coaching sessions?The coaching sessions are in Ghatkopar East, Mumbai in a large room under quite and comfortable environment. The venue is easily accessible within 20 to 40 minutes by local train and just a 20 minutes walk from Ghatkopar or Chembur suburban railway stations. Now, due to metro local train in operation, it's only 20 minutes journey from Andheri and other western suburbs
Last question! What about aspiring actors with small financial resources and big dream to be a Bollywood star?