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We now live in an industry where demo reels are not just a useful tool, they are mandatory marketing materials. The demo reel is now just as important as the headshot and resume, and actors are expected to have them.

 

A traditional demo reel is a short sampling of the actor's past work on camera.  Scenes or snippets from television series or feature film are cut into a 2-4-minute reel to post on the actor's website or their profiles on casting websites like Actors Access or Casting Networks.

 

 

For years, The Actor Factory has offered demo reel editing services, allowing actors to bring in existing footage to be edited into a single short reel.  That service remains.

 

But what about actors starting out? Or what about actors that don't have footage that best show off either their ability or their type?  Sometimes the footage they have isn't the best footage for their reel.  That's where Factory Demos steps in.

 

This service creates demo reels from scratch, tailor-making material to suit the actor's individual needs.  Whether it is complete reel service for actors just starting out, or scenes created to augment existing reels and show a side of the actor not seen in their current reel, Factory Demos is a tool designed to help the actor start booking.

 

We started piloting the service at our 2013 Film Camp for kids, creating reels that look as if they are extracted from an indie feature or short.  Well lit, well shot, edited reels with good sound and sometimes even other actors in the scene for turnaround shots. If actors don't have footage in their existing reel that shows off a type they can play--romance, action, comedy, etc--these brief scenes can easily be inserted.

 

The Actor Factory purchased equipment upgrades over the past months to make the reels at the highest quality possible while still keeping them affordable.

 

Similar services in L.A. charge upwards of $600 per scene. Factory Demos are of course less than that.

 

For leaner budgets, Factory Demos will also offer a Basic Package, suitable for actors just needing to get something onto their casting website profiles.  The Basic Package service invites actors to bring in their own material still shot with professional equipment but with much less production value.  It doesn't leave the impression that the scene was extracted from a past film project, but it does show the viewer the actor's ability in front of the camera.

The Basic Package

- Bring in a scene or monologue of your choosing (We suggest each scene/monologue to be no more than a minute or so).

- HD DSLR filming with basic lens.

- Plain blue or white background.

- One camera setup.

- Basic studio lighting (the same lighting used for audition tapings)

- Sync-Sound capture with Sennheiser lavalier microphone

- Professional actor provided for off-camera performance in scenes.

- Basic coaching and filming up to 20 minutes per scene

- Email delivery of scene within 48 hours of taping.  

 

Rate:   $95/ scene   
3 scenes for $275*

 

*Multiple scene filming includes assembly of all scenes into one reel with your name on a blank card at beginning and end at no additional charge.  All scenes must be shot simultaneously within a one-hour time slot to receive discount and free assembly and titling.

Editing Only

If you are in need of an edit, we're here to help. If you have existing footage through us or different projects we will cut together a demo reel with all your work. This includes:

- A free 30 minute consultation to understand your needs.

- A file between 90-120 seconds delivered in 1080p

- Two revisions from your notes (if necessary.)

 

Rates

Students who have shot demos at The Factory: $50/hour

Actors who have no footage from The Actor Factory: $60/hour

 

THE DELUXE PACKAGE

- After an initial consultation, scenes will be written and crafted just for you, based on what type of reel you need to have.  Comedy, drama, action, romance, whatever you need, it will be created just for you and never to be used for someone else. Each scene will be about a minute or so in length.

- HD DSLR filming with prime lens.

- Shot on location in either a studio or outdoors, with up to three camera setups.  No plain background - this will look like it was cut from an actual film.

- Custom key, back and fill lighting (to give it the film look)

- Sync-Sound capture with Sennheiser lavalier microphone

- Basic makeup touches to match scene.

- Professional actor provided for off-camera performance in scenes.

- Basic coaching and filming up to 45 minutes per scene

- Email delivery of scene within 96 hours of taping.

 

Rate:   $595 for one scene  
2 scenes for $1,100*    
3 scenes for  $1,500*

 

*Multiple scene filming includes assembly of all scenes into one reel with your name on a blank card at beginning and end at no additional charge.  All scenes must be shot in consecutive time slots to receive price discount as well as free assembly and titling offer.