How To Get Noticed for Acting

This article will explore how to get noticed for acting in 10 easy tips.

It is worth mentioning that getting noticed for your acting skill is a task that is way more difficult and time-consuming than just grabbing an agent or casting agent. There are a lot of great tips one can give you but in our opinion, they all boil down to 3 basic concepts.

You need to put time and effort into 3 basic things. 

  1. Practice at your craft
  2. Networking, press, and promotion
  3. Learning the basics of production

There is obviously more to say so this article explores some tips for getting better at these three things! Let’s get into it.

1. Attend your local drama club

Schedule time for classes in your town. For example, I am part of a group of actors that go to a weekly drama club in my area. We go for a week-long camp at their local school.

We try and try and try to get the two of us cast in a school play and an acting class.

For the actors in the group, it is incredibly fun and the business is so much faster than acting professionally.

2. Schedule time for classes in your town

For example, I am part of a group of actors that go to a weekly drama club in my area. We go for a week-long camp at their local school. We try and try and try to get the two of us cast in a school play and an acting class.

For the actors in the group, it is incredibly fun and the business is so much faster than acting professionally.

3. Chat with actors

Go on the scene and start a conversation with an actor that you see. If you don’t know what to say, this is the perfect time to ask. In some cases, it may be hard to be funny and make the other person laugh. Use your acting ability to make fun of yourself and have fun.

That will eventually make the other person laugh and you will be enjoying yourself. Even if you don’t get a role, you’ve gotten a friendship with an actor.

If you want to have the most impact on a movie, I recommend waiting until you are well developed and talented.

4. Search for obscure roles

Don’t worry if you don’t get a role that month, you can always change your agent or have your agent send you more jobs.

You can always change your agent or have your agent send you more jobs.

Just don’t rely on being the top celebrity in your city and being noticed for the acting skill alone. You need to invest in your career outside of just acting and also be a great public speaker, writer, filmmaker, and also be a great comic to have the best chance of success.

5. Use public relations

Use public relations

Many actors don’t know how to get the words out and make people understand you. Here are just a few ways to use PR to get noticed:

Make your press kits public:

Make your press kit available on your website, Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media.

Post great actor quotes:

Why this is the best is because it’s short, memorable, and it’s the art of the present. See more ways to use public relations here

Place posters around town:

Spray flyers on your sidewalks, posting them up all over town.

Search for actors to interview:

Start talking to famous actors. Interview some of the best and also other actors, and make sure to get great quotes from each.

6. Stand out from the crowd

Stand out from the crowd

Another big key is to stand out from the crowd. You need to have a unique and interesting voice and personality. Let your acting speak for itself and not for you. Remember your character and keep your quotes tight, ready, and focused. Watch videos and use picture quotes for inspiration, etc.

7. Practice and know your craft

Even though one of the hardest parts of acting is actually acting, there are a lot of things that you have to consider as well. First, get ready to be a professional, even if you’re just auditioning.

We all know that a professional actor does the best work. Second, be prepared to play the role. Do your homework on the character, meet with the director, ask them for specific sets and options, and so on. This will help you to get more experience and make it that much easier when you actually get the part.

Acting is one of the few craft where you are not only learning to act, but also getting practice as a human being.

8. Be vocal and open

When it comes to getting noticed for acting, all about not talking. So please speak up when you think of something that needs your attention. Your voice can be the first thing that people notice in the audition. If you’re vocal, this will help you to get noticed and stand out for good acting reasons.

9. Work well with others

Every actor knows the value of good social skills. You can work a small role but that will be the difference between you getting the part and someone else. Your social skills and listening skills will be able to benefit you and the people around you. Most of the time, we just assume that what we say has no effect on anyone, but this is not the case.

There are people who are good in some fields that need you because they have trouble in others. It is actually a skill you can use. And last but not least, do not be afraid to ask someone to help you. It’s easy to forget how to help others if you don’t. Even if you’re on your own, you can be helpful to someone. In fact, when you first start acting, remember this mantra: ‘That’s why I became an actor – because I had to help someone’. Remember to help others and you will notice your success.

10. Learn to use the camera

The camera is all you have, so it’s best to try to learn it!

Make short videos at home, learn how to use the camera (even your phone) to set up shots, play with camera angles, and act to the camera.

The more experience you have making films on your own the less oblivious you will be when you come to a real movie set. 

Also, on smaller projects you can actually collaborate and participate in the creative process and have informed things to say.