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Professional Film Actor – Importance of Understanding Filmmaking

by Prior Aphter.

I was standing in front of a room of aspiring actors. While they were taking their seats, my mind began to wander. I was once these young hopefuls. I had once had undiluted dreams and aspirations about this industry; however, after a decade of working in the entertainment industry the realities of filmmaking and being a professional actor have taken its toll.

As I began talking, the eyes of these eager actors are bore into my soul and I could tell that they were starving for information to help make their journey as easy (and successful) as possible. While I had planned on delving into various acting techniques, I decided that it was more important to teach these young ones about the actual art of filmmaking as it pertains to the actor.

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