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  • Walk Before You Run: Your First 5 Steps as an Actor

    There are thousands of new faces coming into this industry every year. That means there are thousands of new actors who are chasing the dream and need to know where to start. Want my sage advice? Don’t hurry. Build slowly.  
    You don’t need to rush out and spend money on a headshot so quickly. Wait a year and build your skill and knowledge—New York and L.A. aren’t going anywhere. Very few actors gain immediate success and if they do, it probably won’t last. Beauty counts big time and can trump skill in commercial work; but again, there’s still a lot of beautiful people out there. If you want to be the next Kim Kardashian, skip this article. If you’re serious about the craft and plan to be in this business for the long haul, do it the right way.
    Here are five initial steps to building a solid foundation and that will set you up for success.
    1. Start with monologue study.You need to learn the fundamentals of acting and that begins with the internals: subtext, feelings, honesty. With monologue study, you learn the basics of having an objective, conflict, given circumstances and transitions. Don’t start with Shakespeare or a scene class. Learn the basics of acting through

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    Walk Before You Run: Your First 5 Steps as an Actor

    There are thousands of new faces coming into this industry every year. That means there are thousands of new actors who are chasing the dream and need to know where to start. Want my sage advice? Don’t hurry. Build slowly.  
    You don’t need to rush out and spend money on a headshot so quickly. Wait a year and build your skill and knowledge—New York and L.A. aren’t going anywhere. Very few actors gain immediate success and if they do, it probably won’t last. Beauty counts big time and can trump skill in commercial work; but again, there’s still a lot of beautiful people out there. If you want to be the next Kim Kardashian, skip this article. If you’re serious about the craft and plan to be in this business for the long haul, do it the right way.
    Here are five initial steps to building a solid foundation and that will set you up for success.
    1. Start with monologue study.You need to learn the fundamentals of acting and that begins with the internals: subtext, feelings, honesty. With monologue study, you learn the basics of having an objective, conflict, given circumstances and transitions. Don’t start with Shakespeare or a scene class. Learn the basics of acting through

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