Every actor and aspiring performer needs a show reel. Show reels are a quick and easy way of showing agents, casting directors and directors how good a performer you are. And with YouTube now a major viewing platform you can get international exposure via the site.
What is a good show reel? At the end of the day it all comes down to your performance. Whiz bang effects and transitions are fine and dandy but you don’t want them to overshadow the most important element of your show reel – the performance. A show reel must show you at your best.
If you are just starting out in the industry then a simple one scene reel will be adequate. Casting directors and agents are pushed for time and they don’t want to watch something from a newcomer that rambles on and on. Therefore a dynamic two minute reel is all you need at this stage of your career.
For established performers, a four to five minute compilation of professional work is acceptable.
How much will a show reel cost? Prices can vary widely – from around $200-00 to $250-00 for a simple but effective one-scene reel, to over $1000-00 for a full blown extravaganza. But once again, it’s not about effects-driven flash and dazzle, but about you as a performer and how good you are.
A professionally filmed and edited scene with a strong performance is all you need as a newcomer.
Our team of industry professionals at the Screen Actors Workshop have been producing show reels, demo scenes and Audition scenes for aspiring performers and professional actors for over 20 years with proven results.
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