THE READY-TO-GO

FAQ

Please see below for answers to our frequently asked showreel questions

Why choose a Ready-To-Go showreel scene and

who are they for?

Our Ready-To-Go option is our budget-friendly way of being able to offer exceptional quality at a low cost. 

All scenes are shot on the same Blackmagic camera as our 'Full-Package' scenes, and audio is recorded with the same excellent high quality. 

Ready-To-Go scenes are for actors who know exactly what they want, who they want in the scenes with them and where they want to film them. 

Ready-To-Go scenes are shorter in length and capped at one minute - the perfect length for a quick addition to an existing reel or even for someone who just wants something to get them going. 

These scenes require minimal movement since we'll be working with our audio on a boom-stand, rather than a boom-operator, so do keep this in mind if you're after a scene with a lot of movement, fighting or action. 

Depending on where you set your scene, I can travel to you. 

Scenes are edited and completed within 3 days - perfect if you need something in a hurry.

 

Where are you based/where do you film showreel scenes?
We're based in London and shoot most of our scenes within the London area. Sometimes we film outside of London, but this is something that we can talk about if you chose to work with us. 

If your scene is set outside, we like to shoot in North London due to it being better for noise pollution from planes. I am happy to recommend outside locations in North London that I know work well.

If you're shooting indoors or somewhere else in London, then the location will need to be sourced/managed by you and you'll just need to tell us where to go! 

Who is my point-of-contact for showreel enquiries?

You can email us though the 'bookings' page on the website or contact me directly on 07971049173 or

will@self-tape.co.uk to enquire about our showreel services.

How long does showreel filming take?

This depends on how many scenes you chose to film in one day. We allow up to 1.5 hours per scene on average.  

 

What time do we start filming?

Filming usually begins at 11:00AM for a 1-scene or 2-scene day. If you're shooting up to 3 scenes, filming may start a little earlier.

 

How many scenes can be shot in one day?

We shoot up to 3 Ready-To-Go scenes per day. On 3-scene days, we often start early to allow enough time for filming. 

 

Can I shoot 2 scenes in one day, and another scene another day? 

Yes you can.

 

Do you write the scenes for me?

Our Ready-To-Go scenes for the £179 price require you to provide a script, but if you do need something written for you, we can offer this starting from £20.

Can I provide my own scene(s)?

Yes of course, for the Ready-To-Go package, we like you to provide your own scene for us to shoot. 

Do you find locations for me?

Ready-To-Go packages require you to source your own locations. If your scene is set outside, I am happy to recommend some filming location ideas for your scene(s) that I know can work well. 

Do you film period scenes?

Ready-To-Go packages are for modern-day, contemporary scenes only. 

Do you provide costumes?

No, we don't provide costumes. You will be required to provide your clothing/costumes that are appropriate to the scene. We can recommend places for costume hire. 

Do you provide props? 

No. All props are you be provided by the actors in the scene. 

How many actors can I have in one scene?

You can have a maximum of two actors per scene. 

Do you have a make-up artist?

No. If you need a make-up artist to be with you on the day of the shoot, this will need to be something that you provide yourself - however, we can provide recommendations. 

Are you able to provide other actors for me? 

The Ready-To-Go package requires you to provide your own scene partner to act alongside with. 

How long after filming does it take to edit the scenes? 

Up to 3 days

How do you send over the scenes and what format are they in? 

I send your HD scene(s) over to you via WeTransfer. They are sent in .mov format

How many edits will you do? 

I will do one edit full edit of the scene before sending over to you.

Can I be involved in the editing process?

Unfortunately not. Once your scene is shot, you will receive the edit of your scene within 3 days.

Do you edit my scene(s) into a full showreel.

We will put anything that you shoot with us into a full reel.

Are you able to provide the RUSHES (original footage) that we shoot? 

Unfortunately, no. I don't provide any of the rushes.

Do you require a deposit?

There is no deposit for Ready-To-Go packages. Instead, we ask for the full payment to be made 72 hours before the filming day. ​

Can I change my filming date? 

Yes, you are able to change your date.

What is the cancellation policy?

If you decide you wish to cancel your shoot, please do let us know 72 hours before filming. 

How do I pay for my showreel?

Online bank transfer. You will be invoiced at the time of booking, and payment must be made 72 hours before the filming day. 

 

How long do my scenes get kept on file for?

All finished scenes (completed edits) get kept on record. However we can only guarantee the rushes for up to one month after the day of filming.

If you have any questions that have not been answered here, please don't hesitate to get in touch!