For people who have watched television shows or movies and thought to themselves, “Why isn’t [so-and-so] playing this role? They’d be great at it!" perhaps selecting the candidates to play parts in high-profile film and television could be the perfect career. Talent directors in the talent industry are the people who go through the resumes and headshots of prospective actors looking for roles. These professionals are responsible for putting together a good grouping of prospective candidates for these coveted roles, whether in commercials or feature films. The list compiled by this entertainment professional will be the list sent to the director of the show, movie, or concert for them to choose their performers. In layman’s terms, they filter the thousands of applicants down to a handful of talented people who may be right for the job. These directors may also be called artistic directors or casting directors. Even though the names differ, the jobs are the same and these different names sum up exactly what they will be required to do. Talent and creative directors are in charge of choosing talented candidates for casting in artistic endeavors.
A Stuntman (or Stuntwoman) often fills in for the star of a movie or television show, performing dangerous falls or getting into car crashes or fights. The Stuntman is rarely filmed up close and seldom stars in the movie or show. They are usually the unsung heroes of a movie, taking the gunshots, the punches, or falling off bridges or the tops of buildings. Some of the early stunt work took place in cowboy and western films where Stuntmen fell off of roofs during big gunfight scenes or were dragged behind a horse through the streets with a boot caught in a stirrup.
Announcers present music, news, and/or sports and may provide commentary or interview guests about these topics. Some act as a master of ceremonies (emcee) or disc jockey (DJ) at weddings, parties, or clubs. Many announcers work in radio and television studios. Others work for sports teams or are self-employed. Many announcers work only part time.
The history of singing goes back to the earliest recordings of mankind (as early as 800 B.C.) and songs are believed to have been used even before the development of modern languages. In western culture, singers were often restricted to only singing in churches until the fourteenth century. The rise of operas and performances thereafter laid the groundwork for today's professional singers. A singer (also referred to as a vocalist) is a person that vocalizes musical sounds with tone and pitch, and uses his or her own voice to produce music. Singers may sing solo or in a group, and are oftentimes accompanied by instrumental music. Professional singers are usually highly trained and also possess a certain level of natural singing ability including a wide vocal range or pleasant vocal resonation. Singing is an accepted art form that is taught in most public and private schools. It can also be a fun activity and be casual entertainment, such as karaoke. The physical act of singing occurs as air passes through the larynx, throat, and mouth, and it's interesting to note that vocal resonation in singing involves seven areas of the human body: - Chest - Tracheal tree - Larynx - Pharynx - Oral Cavity - Nasal Cavity - Sinuses
An actor is someone who plays characters in a film, television, radio, or theatre production. When most people think of actors they think of Hollywood superstars who perform in blockbuster films and this is often the ultimate aspiration of anyone dreaming of a career in acting. There are also stars within different fields of acting. For example there are well-known television and theatre stars in each discipline. It is difficult to achieve this degree of success in the field of acting, and the majority of actors perform in smaller productions, often starting in advertisements or as extras on television shows or films. There are many actors who make a successful career out of so-called bit parts and never have a starring role. Others, who achieve great success very early in their careers, become household names and get lots of major roles. The majority of actors will have a career that is somewhere between these two extremes.
Perhaps one of the more unusual career aspirations in the world today, a circus performer must be passionate about entertaining people and have a unique ability to captivate an audience in their performance. A circus performer might refer to a rather varied collection of jobs: from a performer with major shows from contemporary circuses such as the world-famous Cirque du Soleil, or to a self-employed street performer displaying their skills at festivals and street shows throughout the world. Ultimately, a circus performer must have unusual entertainment skills, such as acrobatics or juggling, and will perform using one, or a combination, of these skills. However, every circus performer is an artist and will thrive on the adrenaline rush of dazzling and amazing a captivated audience.
Dancers use movements to express ideas and stories in performances. There are many types of dance, such as ballet, contemporary, tap, jazz, and hip-hop.
Talent agents, also known as talent managers in the entertainment industry, are representatives of professional athletes, musicians, performers, artists, writers and actors. Agents work on the behalf of their clientele to promote and represent a client's interests in dealings with potential employers. Occasionally, agents may also renegotiate contractual offers with current employees, such as negotiating a professional athlete's contract extension. Talent agents are liaisons who typically handle the majority of all interactions between a performer or artist and employers who want to sign an agent's client. In one manner of speaking, talent agents act as financial managers, but more often than not, talent agents defer the finer details of financial management to a professional accountant. Agents work in industries other than the entertainment industry as well. For example, literary agents represent a writer's interests when a publisher seeks to sign a writer to a publishing contract. In this scenario agents seek to gain the writer as much money as possible since agents are usually paid on commission, receiving a percentage of the writer's earnings.
Choreography is the art of creating new expressions of dance. Dance is an art which is used in many forms, and a choreographer is the brush to the canvas. Choreographers are the people who inspire with their movements and ideas, and their creative steps make masterpieces that can touch people. A career in choreography is not only fun and fulfilling; but it gives the choreographer the artistic opportunity to express their personality through the creation of dance. Choreographers are found in an array of positions around the world. A lot of them are instructors at schools or universities. Some create dance routines for music videos and films. They are even used to create routines for cheerleading and skating competitions. Choreographers are people who have a massive amount of knowledge about the human body and its movements. They make a living entertaining others while expressing their own artistic flair.