If you have always dreamt about playing a magnitude of unique characters on a stage amidst the round of thundering applause, then acting may just be the thing that has been chosen for you! Acting can be described as a role playing of some fictional character or even at times a real character as a part of the script. The most important part of acting is that you will have to look convincing enough in that. More often than not we will see that the main inspiration that puts somebody in this field of action is a wish for Fame or getting into the shoes of somebody else and playing their role. Whatever be it, one needs to have great application and put forward a lot of hard work in order to taste some success.
The qualities required!
While the debate over whether acting is an inborn talent or it is something that a man develops over a period of time is more often than a huge issue for some people. But there is no doubt of the fact that in order to be successful, one has to have certain qualities and where they come from is not particularly of any importance. Frankly speaking, the most important requirement for succeeding as an actor depends on how much you have control over your diction and the language that you speak. To add to that one needs to have good skills of oratory, some amount of creativity, some composure, the power to memorise and most importantly the will to succeed.
These are the things that are requirements from the side of an actor but a will to succeed is not just enough, you will also need the support from the directors you will work with and most importantly a good script. One must remember that the life of an actor is not just on the stage. You will also have a personal life and even in that you will have to put yourself as the person who will influence others, a personality and looks is also of great importance.
Training and Job prospects in the field!
Frankly speaking, this is an industry where you will actually be in no need for the degrees and certificates in order to claim that you are successful or to even claim that you are talented. Here documents will not speak for you, you will have to speak your own lines and show it to the better qualified personals that you are the man for the job. Here in I just said that degrees do not actually matter but one needs to certainly have some knowledge of acting. He or she might have the inborn talent but just like a diamond is polished before being released in the market, even an actor has to go through certain lessons. There are many institutes that can provide the required coaching (not to name any as I have seen people take the lessons and then falter like anything). You can also visit some specific person whom you might just consider as your mentor and get to know about the mantras.
The job prospect is quite high depending on what kind of work you wish to do. But one needs to be very careful that a shot to fame is a chance by luck but one needs some true passion and hard work in order to hold on to the fame. You will have to deal with photo shoots, advertisements and most importantly the media and the better you do it, the better are you chances coupled with your talent.
The Pros and Cons!
Just like all the fields of work, the sphere of acting also has its own positive points and negative points. The best part is that with proper work you can very well be the person you dreamt of and many people will dream of you but with negligence you can just plummet into the darkness of the hell from where reaching out will be absolutely impossible!