Get Started in Film Making is the essential guide for all budding film makers, empowering and inspiring anyone to unleash their creative side. Completely revised and updated, it is the perfect manual for smartphone Spielberg’s, Go-Pro adrenalin junkies, drone-warriors, and wannabe vloggers.
For actors, demo reel editors, and video editors who want to learn about producing demo reels.
As an actor and demo reel editor, I have a perspective of the actor’s needs as well as skills offered by editors, including techniques most actors aren’t aware of. But by knowing demo reel guidelines plus technical aspects, actors can manage their demo reels and control their marketing branding images.
Actors: Learn how to save money and spend it wisely. Learn how to produce your demo reel from beginning to end and maximize the punch-per-second for busy casting directors. Learn how to work with an editor and what enhanced services an editor can offer.
Demo reel editors: Learn how to produce demo reels and what’s important to an actor (your customer). Be an asset to the actor’s business to expand your business. Gain a perspective many demo reel editors don’t have. Instead of being an editor who happens to edit demo reels, offer solid demo reel editing services. Learn tips and tricks not typically considered for demo reels, and apply the techniques to make a good demo reel a great demo reel!
Some topics covered include:
- The purpose of a demo reel
- The intro section
- Make your demo reel all about you
- Demo reel length and scene lengths
- Partial scenes
- How many scenes?
- Ordering scenes
- The closing section
- Commercial, industrial, or theater (stage) material
- Music options
- The one-minute speed reel
- Are you ready to have a demo reel?
- How to get more material
- What your demo reel is not about
- Raw footage: the best source material
- What not to include
- Technical tips and tricks
- Your demo reel is not your editor’s advertising billboard
- And more…