A showreel is one of the most important tools for an actor to showcase their talents. Whether to help secure a new agent or to get you in the room for castings and auditions, an up-to-date showreel can show off your acting skills in a quick, punchy and effective way to catch the eye of those who matter!
How we work:
So you've decided that you need to add some scenes to your showreel? Through emails and/or phone calls, we can discuss your requirements: How many scenes do you want? When would you like to have your scenes filmed/completed? Do you already have location ideas? Have you chosen your scenes already, or would you like them written for you?
Once we have sorted out how many scenes you'd like, we'll usually ask if you have any other actors that are going to be in your scene with you. If not, DON'T WORRY, we will sort all of this out for you! We'll help you get some great actors on-board for your scenes.
You'll then want to decide whether you want to use one of your own scenes (one that you've found or written yourself) or if you would like one written for you. If you would like one written for you, I have a writer who can create a bespoke scene from scratch that caters to your character requirements.
You'll be working closely with my assistant, Sarah during the development process and she'll assist you in finding appropriate scenes, sourcing locations & actors for your scenes, and managing bookings.
First things first... you should keep your scenes relatively short. Casting directors are more interested in short, quality material instead of scenes that drag on. Ideally, we want to be able to film a quality scene of about 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, rather than using our time filming content that won't make your final showreel. Quality over quantity, always!
Locations...Flats, houses and parks all work well as locations for filming scenes. I've filmed scenes in pubs, supermarkets, drama schools, graveyards and streets and sometimes filming in these types of location requires permission. This is all part of the location planning process and we work hard to get the right location for your scene(s).
Original and different locations always look good on your showreel and add production value, so together we can have good think about what locations will work best for you!
So, after all that... We've worked out how many scenes, who's acting with you and the location. Now it's time for the fun bit - filming. On the day, we will block and rehearse the script and establish the best way to film the scene. This is often a very creative process and it's always good fun working out the best shots for your scene, how to both tell the story creatively and showcase your acting talent.
Now for the edit... I get all finished edits to you within 5 -10 days (sometimes sooner). You'll receive a Full-HD digital copy, with a complete sound edit and professional colour-grading service. Then it's yours to do with what you will: social media, Spotlight, Casting Call Pro etc. I can also provide lower-resolution versions if there are upload restrictions on any video-uploading sites.
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