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Actor Training = Investment Dividends

Air Date: 3/3/2022

Actor Training=Investment Dividends

It goes without saying that investing in your acting by taking acting classes is a smart strategy. It keeps you sharp and committed to your goals in a rewarding way. There is a assumption about classes that need to be addressed. When you sign up for an acting, scene study or camera class, you might want to consider the implications. You could lose credibility and diminish your opportunities in a significant way. Let’s explore the investment dividends and potential losses when you invest in your acting training, in this episode of Casting Actors Cast.

· Professional classes are offered in many shapes sizes and subjects. If you are finished with your structured curriculum (College, Conservatory, Graduate School), knowing what areas to pursue should dictate the next classes to take.

· Areas that you might need to feel for secure or specific skill training are most often the best places to start.

· Many actors seek training with industry professionals hoping to get more direct access to employment. This is often a risky choice if you are not ready for the material presented or experience required to do well. Here are some examples of “jumping In” without being ready.

A. Advance Classes when you are just beginning

B. Specialty classes with no previous experience (on camera, Shakespeare, Stage Combat)

C. Thinking it is just a way to “meet” professionals to have a professional relationship

· When making decisions about the right classes for you, consider the following:

1. Make an honest assessment of your needs and areas that need to be improved

2. Decide, using research, the best course of action

3. Fully understand your motives, self-improvement, or career advancement only?

4. Do your research: there is a difference between a class and a workshop/intensive

· If you commit to a class or workshop, you should make sure you are prepared. Here are mistakes that are made and ways to correct them.

A. Time commitment is a burden/clear your schedule for the class and the class prep

B. Not researching the teacher/ Do your research on the teacher and class expectations

C. Lack of preparation/you MUST always do your best work. Every class is an audition

Professional training is not the same as the classroom experience you’ve been conditioned to. Applying yourself in every way to the training, will provide the best dividends for your investment dollar.

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