I want to be an actor. How do I go about it?
To be a successful actor you need a good amount of stamina to work round the clock. Then of course there are the riding lessons, fighting lessons, diction classess and most importantly - dance classes to take care of. No formal education is required here. But you should at least know how to read and write (to memorise your lines). What you basically need here is talent and a love for acting. You should be able to perform totally uninhabited in front of an audience. Clear speech and diction is another essential requirement. Although, no one can actually teach you how to act, acting schools can hone your skills. You can join an acting course that teaches you everything from acting to riding and fighting. Alternatively, you can join different classes like for instance Shamak Davar for dancing and Ashok Kumar Academy for acting. I am giving information on a few Institutes which offer good acting course. 1) Ashok Kumar's Academy of Dramatic Arts Address 47 Union Park, Chembur, Mumbai 400 071 Course Name: Acting for Stage/TV/Cinema Type: full time Duration: 5 Months Eligibility: 16 Years and working knowledge of Hindi & English Course commences in every 2 months Course expenses: Rs.20000/- 2) Asian Academy of Film & Television Address: Marwah Studios Complex FC 14/15 Film City, Sector 16A Noida 201301 E-mail marwah@de12.vsnl.net.in Web site www.aaft.com Course Name: Acting & Presentation It is a residential and full time course. Duration: 3 months Eligibility: Higher Secondary ( 10+2 ) Age: 15-40 years Mode of Selection: The applicant is required to appear for a Personal interview before the final selection Course commences in: April Course expenses: Rs.22000/- (Production Charge of Rs.10000/- will be paid in addition to the course fees Boarding & Lodging will be Rs.15000/- for 3 months. There will be a Registration Charge of Rs. 1000/-which will be adjusted with the course fees.) Other details: The academy functions from 10AM to 4PM Monday to Friday. Additional Time may have to be spent during the evenings for post-production work. 3)Acting Studio Kumar Butani Address Royal Classic, B Wing, Flat No 101, New Link Road, Andheri W, Mumbai 400 053 Course Name: Acting Course Duration: 3 Months Eligibility: S.S.C /Age: 18 Years Working knowledge of Hindi & English Course expenses Rs.10000/- Other details The course is held three days a week (Monday-Wed-Friday) 11.00am-2.00pm 3) I completed my BCA and am doing MSc (IS). I want to know the colleges offer Sound Recordist or DJ courses. V Srikanth Currently, there are no recognised courses in Disc Jockeying. However, there are a few very good institutions, which offer courses in Sound recording. Here's a list of some of the well-known institutes- Film and Television Institute of India Law College Road, Pune 411 004 There are three self-contained independent courses of different levels, each of the duration of one academic year (40 weeks). A. Basic Course in Film and Television offers opportunity to a student to learn the basic concepts and skills related audiography. After completing this course, you will be equipped technically and conceptually to enter the field of film and television at a junior level. B. Certificate Course in Audiography (Film and TV) C. Diploma Course in Audiography (Film and TV) (You can only pursue the course if you have opted for Physics at 10+2 level.) Asian Academy of Film and Television Marwah Studios Complex Fc-14/15, Film City, Sector-16A Noida-201301, Uttar Pradesh, Web site: www.aaft.com/ The Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTJ) Course: 3 year Diploma in sound recording. Contact information: Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute of India, E M Bypass Road, Garia, Calcutta 700094 School of Audio Engineering No.3 Raja St, T Nagar, Chennai - 600017 Web site: www.sae.edu Gujarat Vidyapeeth Course: 2 year diploma in audio and video production P.O. Navjivan, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad 380014 Film & Television Institute of Tamil Nadu Course: Diploma in sound recording & sound engineering CIT Campus, Chennai 600113