Demo Reel

Demo Reel

Writing, creating, producing, editing, formatting, and uploading your acting demo reel.

Your demo reel is the main deciding factor when casting and filmmakers are considering what level you are at as an actor.

Understanding what to focus on when building a demo and creating single scene clips for your online profiles can make the difference between being in the room or not for your big break out role.

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Demo Reel
  • Can I Ask Advice On My Demo Reel At A Casting Workshop?

    With Ajarae Coleman, Working Actor, Master Coach, Founder of Acting Resource Guru.
    www.ActingResourceGuru.com

    Can I get feedback on my reel at a casting workshop?
    How can I get feedback on my marketing materials at a casting workshop?
    Can I show the CD my demo reel at the casting workshop?
    Can I...

  • Do I Need A Separate Demo Reel / Showreel For Hosting?

    with Forbes Riley, Actor | Host | Producer | Coach
    The Forbes Factor
    www.ForbesFactor.com

    How do I make a hosting demo reel?
    Can I mix my acting material in with my demo reel?
    Is hosting the same as acting?
    Do producers care about my acting credits when it comes to hosting?
    Is acting and hosting...

  • Do I Need A Separate Demo For Comedy & Drama?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    What should go first on my reel - comedy or drama?
    Does comedic and dramatic need to be on their own ...

  • Can I Shoot A Hosting Showreel On My Iphone?

    with Forbes Riley, Actor | Host | Producer | Coach
    The Forbes Factor
    www.ForbesFactor.com

    What kind of footage do I need for hosting reel?
    What kind of styes should I have on my hosting reel?
    How much money should I spend on my hosting reel?
    Can I put Facebook live on my hosting reel?
    Can I put ...

  • Should I Put Up My Entire Reel Or Do Individual Clips On Actors Access?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Why do I need clips on Actors Access?
    Can I post my full demo reel to Actors Access?
    What is used mor...

  • How Many Videos Or Demo Reels Should I Put On IMDBpro?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Should I upload auditions to IMDBpro?
    How many demo reels should I put on IMDBpro?
    Should I split my ...

  • What Should I Name The Different Scenes I Upload To Actors Access?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    How should i title my demo reel clips on Actors Access?
    Does my agent care how I label my demo clips ...

  • Should I Upload My Entire Demo Reel To Actors Access?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Do I need an acting demo or can I just use scenes?
    Should I upload my acting reel to my Breakdown ac...

  • How Long Should My Demo Reel Be?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    What is the standard length for a showreel?
    What is the longest a demo reel should be?
    For a new acto...

  • Should I Put Commercial Footage On My Theatrical Demo Reel?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Can I put footage from an ad I did on my demo reel?
    I did a funny TVC, can I put it on my showreel?
    W...

  • If Actors Don't Have Reels, Would You Consider Representation Off Self Tape?

    with Chris Roe, Manager | Director | Producer
    https://teatimeproductions.net

    If an actor doesn't have a show reel, would you still consider repping them from a self tape?
    I don't have a demo reel, can I still get representation?
    Will managers consider me with a reel based off self tape?
    Is self...

  • Can I Use Unreleased Footage On My Demo Reel?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Can I use a short film that hasn't been released yet on my reel?
    I have unedited tv footage, can I us...

  • How Long Should Each Scene On My Demo Reel Be?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    How long should each scene be on my demo reel?
    How long should each clip be on my showreel?
    Do the cl...

  • Can I Add Self-Tapes To My Demo Reel?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    When is it OK to use a self tape in a show reel?
    Can I show a different side to me using a self tape ...

  • Should I Put A Self Tape On My Demo Reel?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    I taped a great audition, can I put it on my demo reel?
    I don't have any experience on set, can I use...

  • Should I Cut My Demo Reel Up On Actors Access Into Individual Clips?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Can I just put up one long demo reel on breakdowns?
    Why do people put individual clips on breakdown?
    ...

  • Can I Use Self-Tapes To Submit Myself For Roles Instead Of A Demo Reel?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Can I send a self tape in a pitch?
    Should I put self tapes up as clips on breakdown services?
    Are sel...

  • How Should I Add My Reel To My Website?

    w/ Ryan Basham, Award Winning Producer, Master Coach, & Branding Expert
    https://www.ryanbasham.com

    Should I host my reel on my website server?
    What does embed mean?
    How do I display video on my website?
    Should I use You Tube or Vimeo to post my video on my website?
    How can I transfer my your tub...