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There are a lot of acting schools across the globe that aspiring actors attend. While these schools get you the exposure and experience you need to become an actor, it is not always necessary to go to a school in order to pursue your career in acting. In the realm of filmmaking, acting is very essential. It is an essential part of creating a film and it giving life to a script. The audience engages…

There are broadly two kinds of actors: One, who have made their mark upon the industry, and second, those who are still struggling. Have you ever wondered what makes an actor’s performance iconic in a movie? Why some actors can bedazzle their audiences with the characters they play on screen while others simply struggle to do so? Well, the answer is simple: method acting.  If you are an aspiring actor or already in the industry,…

Acting is an art that requires us to be confident, be it on or off the screen. There is a significant difference between acting in front of a camera and acting on stage. If we were to describe the difference in one word, it would be ‘retakes.’ The privilege of retakes does not exist when you perform live. While shooting for an ad or a movie, there is a camera and the crew. In other…

Actors are placed on a metaphorical pedestal. They are portrayed as flawless creatures, role models, a yardstick by which the rest of the population is measured. Needless to say, these are highly inaccurate and unrealistic notions. But thanks to pop culture, actors often crumble under the burden of appearing picture-perfect. Critics tend to make headlines out of the slightest cracks in their persona and the word spreads quickly. This is only the tip of an…

Improvisation, or “improv” for short, in a performance consists of comedic sketches and scenarios which are made completely in the moment, without the help of a script. A performer immediately formulates an act, plot and dialogues without a rehearsal. Improv has to be unexpected, spontaneous and candid. The ability to work with any situation thrown at an actor, add humorous elements in different characters and to simply adapt will make one a versatile actor or…