What is an Acting Demo Reel?
A demo reel for acting is an essential marketing tool for any actor looking to book work! Casting directors, producers and directors will want to see you in action before they can decide if you’re right for a job, or even if you should audition! An acting reel can help you get into the audition room: it’s a collection of clips of your acting work from different projects, edited together into one video to show off your skills and on-camera presence.
Are Demo Reels Still Important for Actors?
Demo reels for actors are incredibly important! Here’s a few reasons why every actor should have a demo reel:
- A reel is a great way to showcase your range and on-camera skills.
- Having a reel shows you’re serious and ready to book professional acting work.
- A great demo reel can be your ticket to getting an audition.
How Long Should a Demo Reel Be?
The general rule of thumb is that your professional acting demo reel should be no longer than two minutes!
How to Get a Demo Reel
Getting a demo reel on your own isn’t always easy. The idea is that you use footage from projects you’ve worked on in your reel. But, you often need a reel to book work in the first place!
Plus, getting footage from your acting gigs can be difficult, and then you need to learn how to edit your footage down into a reel. It can get overwhelming very quickly!
Not sure how to create a demo reel? No worries! All these extra complications that come along with creating a demo reel is exactly why we created our Acting Reels Program, so you can easily get a high-quality actor demo reel made in NYC, LA, or Atlanta! We do all the work, so all you have to focus on is delivering a stellar performance.
Our demo reels for actors will consist of one fully produced 60-90 second scene that will be specifically written for you, shot on a 4K resolution camera! We will also handle location, editing, color correction, sound design, title card, and a scene partner.
We're collaborating with an award-winning production company and directing team that has made and released feature films, documentaries, short films, and music videos.
We know how important reels are, which is why we aim to simplify the process of creating a demo reel for actors at an affordable cost. We believe we offer the best demo reels package at the best price, but you don’t have to take our word for it, check out some examples of our reels here!