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  • If I became an actor could I ever get a job *** good as game of thrones?

    I wanna be an actor but one thing I was thinking is there will never be a role as interesting as game of thrones. I’ve seen police shows I’ve seen drug shows but nothing like got
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  • Is Acting actually harder than many people think?

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  • Do you prefer Musical theatre or a Musical film?

    Best answer: While I see a fair bit of musical theatre, I don't really like it when the characters are talking and suddenly burst into song. It strains my suspension of disbelief. That's why my favorite musical has the songs be apt for the plot: Cabaret only has singers in performance at the KitKat Club.

    I generally prefer musical theatre over musical movies. The bursting into song aspect feels even more wrong on film.
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  • L.A. or Albuquerque for acting...?

    Best answer: Where do you have the most industry connections? Are the agent in LA interested in representing you or are they willing to refer you to agents in those areas? Where are the CDs that are familiar with your work? What networking have you done in in LA or Albuquerque (or CO for that matter)? What type of roles are you most likely to get cast in and where are those roles cast? Why aren’t you getting work in CO and exactly how will that be fixed by moving? What are your marketing and networking plans if you move? How about creating your own opportunities in CO?

    Professional acting is a business, not a lottery. A change of scenery is not magic - you’ll still be you and the competition will still be fierce regardless. Sure there are more opportunities in LA, but there’s ALOT more competition. You’ll increase your chances of success if you approach your career like a business with a plan with measurable and achievable goals regardless of where you are.

    Good luck
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  • Is Acting really a full time thing?

    Best answer: The thing is every acting job is temporary. So it could be a “full time thing” until it’s not. For example, you get a gig with a repertory theater and work full time for several months and at the end of the season you’re out of work and have to find another job (acting or otherwise).

    And attempting a professional acting career is like running a business where you are the product being marketed and sold. So even if you’re not working a specific acting job, you’re working on your career: getting training, working on marketing materials (including website and social media), networking, and the like. That takes time and effort, so it could be a “full time thing” in that sense.

    But most professional actors don’t support themselves by acting alone. They have an “along side” job to make money to support themselves and their career. But if you’re taking an acting career seriously, it takes priority.
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  • What makes great theatre in your opinion?

    Best answer: A performance that allows the audience to experience the world in a different way. That moves, educates and entertains because all the many components work together.
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  • Are using certain facial expressions required for voice acting like their is for acting?

    Best answer: There aren’t certain facial expressions required for any type of acting.

    Voice acting is acting. It involves a lot more then an interesting voice. You’re creating a character, expressing an emotion, and telling a story. That means incorporating facial expressions and physicality is important. It lets you become the character more completely and makes the performance more believable. People want to be able want to hear your smile or feel your tension.

    And in some cases animators when they create the animation.will be inspired by the expressions and physicality of voice actors.

    So you don’t have specific expressions that you have to use when you say specific lines. But facial expression and physically are part of voice acting. The tone, volume, inflection, cadence, and emphasis of your voice changes based on your facial expression and physical movements. Standing still with your hands in your pockets won’t cut it.
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  • Do voice actors have to memorize their lines or can they read their lines?

    Best answer: Neither.

    A voice actor can have the script with them but, the last thing they would want is to sound like they’re reading. It should sound extemporaneous and in-the-moment. And the sound engineer is not going to want the sound of a rustling script during recording.

    So the pages of the script can be placed on a music stand and the voice actor can reference them if necessary. But any actor worth their salt will have studied and analyzed the script to be familiar enough not to have to read it word for word.

    So they don’t have to have everything memorized but they shouldn’t have to read every word.
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  • How to be a film actress?

    Best answer: Basically, to make a start as an actor, you'd need to -
    1) Have loads of natural talent.
    2) Get a few years of training at a good, accredited acting school, going from the basic classes to advanced ones.
    3) Get experience in a wide range of stage plays and shows – not regular high school stuff
    4) Learn to sing and dance if possible.
    5) Train for a good ordinary job as well, one you can work free-lance, as you’ll need it. Almost all actors work at least one other job just to survive.
    6) Ideally study Drama at degree-level at drama school or university. (In the UK it has to be a top drama school)
    7) After all the above, try to find an agent who will accept you.
    8) When you get an agent, which is how you find auditions, try to win a few auditions out of the hundreds you'll have to apply for.

    Just bear in mind that all that hard work isn't enough - you also need huge talent, dedication, determination, resilience and luck.
    And sadly, the best that almost all actors will ever get is about ten days’ paid acting work a year - that's the average - and will never get more than a few minor roles in small productions.

    Watch any movie, and count the number of actors in the cast list at the end which you hardly noticed - 'fifth bad guy', 'blonde prostitute', 'cop with ladder' and so on - they all imagined themselves up there at the top, but for the vast majority, that's as good as it gets.

    Good luck!
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  • What accent does the wicked witch of the west have in the wizard of oz?

    Best answer: Whatever accent your director says.

    Oz is a fictional place - there is no set accent. Your job as an actor is to help the director bring their vision to life.
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  • Shakespeare made most of his money from: A. being a actor b.being a saleman c.being a playwright d.being a company shareholder?

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  • What is the major difference between stage acting vs screen acting?

    Best answer: Stage Acting You Act to the Audience, You Have to Project Your Voice, Subtle movements and eye movements are not seen. You have make your actions big enough to be seen. AND THERE ARE NO RETAKES

    Camera work is personal some of the best examples of this are in the Godfather, where a raised eyebrow and a almost imperceptible shrug that would be lost on stage speaks volumes
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  • I need to memorize a monologue about 2-3 minutes for school, but the "author" has to be from outside the USA. Know any?

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  • I m almost 20, and really really interested in getting started acting.?

    However, I was homeschooled, and am not currently in college. Additionally, growing up, my mother liked to inform me how grateful she was that I wasn t an aweful theater brat , which means I was never in any clubs or anything. Her saying that doesn t affect me now, I m my own person. It just means I have zero experience with acting. What should I do to try to get into an acting career? Is Backstage worth it? Is there a different website I should try? Thanks in Advance!
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  • Does being an actor require resilience and mental toughness?

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  • How to deal with pressure as an actor?

    Best answer: The only way you can get past this is to practice. Some dance lessons could help with the terminology and the changes in choreography.

    But you are the one giving yourself stress, relax and just enjoy the process.

    Rehearsal is the way you learn what you need to perform.
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  • Does Taylor from High School musical have to be played by a black girl?

    Our High School theatre department happens to have very little african americans in it, just because of a lack of interest in our program. We are doing high school musical next year, obviously.
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  • Is it possible that you can become a Hollywood actor if you moved to Atlanta to pursue an acting career or even a modeling or music career?

    I ask because the filming industry is very big in Atlanta now with plenty of popular movies being shot. And their are film studios in Atlanta as well. Some call it the Hollywood of the south is this true? But if you wanted to take it seriously as an actor wanting to pursue a Hollywood dream is ATL a good place to start?
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  • Can I become a successful actress without being famous?

    Best answer: Of course. Fame, money, attention don’t necessarily mean success.

    People need to define “success” for themselves, regardless of their career choice. Defining our own success makes each person autonomous and authentic. And how you define success will probably change over time as your life progresses. That’s OK!

    “Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” - John Wooden
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  • How being an actress is difficult?

    Best answer: First, like any craft it takes time and effort to be really good at it. There’s a lot involved - auditioning, analyzing a script, building a character, memorizing lines and blocking, rehearsing, taking direction, working with a cast and crew and performing for an audience.

    Second, professional acting is a business. People are in it to make money, not make your dream come true. In addition to the craft you have to understand the business - the casting process, contracts, unions, taxes, marketing, networking and the like. It’s not that you get an agent and they take care of all of that. It’s YOUR career and you need to be in charge. It’s not just given to you.

    Third, it’s extremely competitive and very unstable. It’s not unusual for an actor to book one out of every hundred auditions - so that’s a lot of rejection. Every acting job is temporary so you always have to worry about when and if you’ll get another job. It a requires persistence and resilience that many people don’t have.
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