Acting 101--First steps on how to get into the biz, so you can quit bugging me!
As thousands of people employed by the burgeoning movie industry in Michigan. We are all praying that our Governor Elect, Dick, I mean, Rick Snyder doesn’t pull the plug on Michigan’s hopes and dreams. Just as the infrastructure is coming together, this would be a travesty. You can still get in on the action. Of course, I would do this before the movie industry leaves and follows the highest bidder. Since most first timers looking to the movie industry to put food on their table wouldn’t know how to achieve this, I decided to interview acting coach Matt Lockwood (Michigan Actors Studio) for some pointers.
|Matt on left, courtesy of Oakland Press...|
His advice: Obvious first step—sign up for any of the numerous acting classes offered locally. Next, get on a film set either by being an extra or “volunteering” to be in a student or independent film. Even if the indie is horrible, you will learn how to work with bad directors as well as good ones and there is something to be said for being able to make a bad part great.
|Frank Zeiger right, photo from Alleged website|
|photopgraph from cindys portfolio|
Till next time...