Acting is one of the careers that continue to flourish and grow over the years. More people are being recruited to the acting field due to the high demand that is there all over the world. One can choose to act in either film or TV depending on the scene they prefer the most.
There are differences when it comes to acting in the two fields. The main differences are the audience location is not the same for TV and film. Another difference would be the material or the context used is different as well in which when it comes to film, it has a repetitive nature thus becoming familiar and is also different for the two as the audience has not seen the writing before. In addition when it comes to TV and film, another defining factor is the characters that play the different roles with some being played over and over while some are just constant.
Nevertheless, being an actor in general requires some certain skills to it so that you know how to act in film or TV. He skills needed to be a good actor are having insight that is creative, the vocal presence on stage or screen should be good, embracing the character and engaging with the audience is also another skill that is needed, memorization of the script is key, the actor should understand the dramatic techniques well, confidence is trait that the actor must have, dedication and good energy to perform is also needed. All these skills when put together make a good actor and a formidable one at that.
Having good memorization skills is needed so that you can easily remember the script lines and play it out well when acting.
Creativity and innovation is also a bonus as it allows you to make the acting more authentic in a way that makes the audience more interested in what you have to offer.
Vocal presence is necessary because you need to be loud enough to be heard so that the audience can understand what you are saying. This also portrays confidence in what you are doing. Being confidence on screen or stage gives you an upper hand in capturing the attention of the audience who will see your energy and commitment to the work and enjoy the play or film being acted.
Having an understanding of the dramatic techniques helps you so that you can apply them when necessary and use them to your advantage in the play or film so that the workflows well.
The more one acts, the greater the experience they gain as well as the expertise in the acting career which will expose them to better opportunities. If this is your dream, go ahead and try it out. You will need training before you can be good but again the talent comes naturally in some. If you have the talent, it will not take long before you actually become a good actor.