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Friday, October 15, 2010

Actor Demo Reels

I've had some more actors ask about this, so we've scheduled a shoot day for Tuesday, Oct 26.  We will start in the afternoon and go into the evening.  I hope to have about 6 actors or so and we're halfway there, so I need three more to register.  (http://www.s-films.com/pov )

In this day, demo reels are increasingly playing a critical role in the actor getting an agent or manager, landing that audition, or just getting their face out there.  The Catch-22 is that actors need experience to have good demo reel material, and they need a good demo reel to get experience.  That's why I started doing this-- so we can bust the door down on that Catch-22.

When you sign up, I'll contact you to discuss what type of scene you need.  I'll custom write a half page or so script, that is monlogue-ish in nature.  The whole idea is that from what we shoot, you can pull a 20 second outstanding moment.

The cost is $350 (which isn't much more than a good headshot).  We use the money to pay for the professional crew and the equipment.  We use high def cameras, with prime lenses to give that rich cinematic feel.  When we're done shooting, I color and sound design the clip and get it to you usually within 48 hours.

Here's a video that explains more:

Shooting Actor Demos from Daniel Millican on Vimeo.

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