A lot of people aspire to become actors and actresses, but rarely do they know the intricacies of a good acting career.
Here are some acting skills to consider which will help you get on your way to a successful acting career.
Timing- it is the ability to ‘move and speak in a precise manner’ at the right moment for maximum impact and the pacing of action.
Rhythm- It is the ability to understand and put into good use the rhythmic expression of a play.
Style- it is the ability to absorb and produce a particular manner of presentation. This is sometimes characterized by the director’s vision, company agreement or any conventional mode of presentation.
Pace- it is the ability to regulate the speed of delivery and action, dictated by dramatic potential.
Atmosphere- it is the ability to create atmosphere, which can also be considered self belief and confidence in one’s self that makes the audience believe.
Interaction- it is how one communicates, as well as reacts with other actors and identify themselves with the roles they play.
Characterization- it is the ability to create a believable character within a role – through discussion, improvisation, analysis, understanding, belief, faith, living the part, imagination, faith and a sense of truth and emotion memory
Emotional impact- it is the ability to feel the right emotions within the role, and communicate them to the audience.
Focus – it is the ability to hold the attention of actors and audience, as well as the direct attention of the audience to specific persons or areas on the stage
Sustain – it is also the ability to sustain a role through an entire play, as well as sustain momentum, mood, atmosphere and pace as required.
Generosity – it is the ability to offer something to play off to others and the ability to allow focus to be with other actors.
Stillness- it is, on the other hand, the ability to show thoughts and emotions without movement.
Spatial awareness- is the ability to create space around self and other actors; positioning – in relation to each other/to audience; physical movement on stage; utilisation of props or set designs.
Breath control- this is also the ability to control breath for vocal projection; for physical control of energy and use of voice
Stamina- is the ability “to maintain energy, sustain role or momentum”
Strength – is the ability to maintain stamina, fitness for physical and vocal control; for emotional control – carrying it through (emotional tension/sensation is physically
Relaxation- this is the ability to use voice and body without damage
ability to use voice and body without damage and allows emotions to come through within character at points of high tension.
Control – meanwhile, is the ability to have power over one’s voice and manipulate it at will.
Good actors must possess a number of skills, among them good vocal projection, clarity of speech, physical expressiveness, a good sense of perspective, emotional availability, a well developed imagination, the ability to analyze and understand dramatic text, and the ability to emulate or generate emotional and physical conditions.
Take good note of all that were mentioned here regarding your TACR!FT, since acting is an artistic approach to character portrayal, and a good means for entertainment and for you to make the most out of it, making the most of available resources for your acting career will surely get you a long, long way.