Q I want to make a showreel. How do we go about it?
A First of all we look at any pre-existing media (TV, feature/short film or theatre, work) you might have and see if we need to add anything. If we feel you have enough material already we'll simply edit your showreel from that. (see full details of the editing process on our 5 step showreel edit page). If not, we'll look at shooting one or two scenes for this.
Q What kind of scene/s would we shoot?
A We'd shoot either a 2-hander scene or a monologue scene, or a combination of both (check out
our shooting & editing showreel scenes page for full details of the shooting-scenes process).
Q What's best, a 2-hander or a monologue?
A We always recommend a 2-hander scene as this is the most common form of dramatic action seen on screen, particularly television.
Q How much would it cost to shoot a 2-hander scene?
A We have several package deals for shooting scenes. You can check these out in detail on our packaging & prices page.
Q Which package would you recommend?
A Depends on your needs. If you're starting from scratch (no pre-existing media) we would normally recommend the 2x 2-hander scene package. If you have some usable pre-existing media you might go with the 1x 2-hander scene package.
Q Do you provide scripts for the scenes as part of the deal?
A Yes, we do. Just let us know what kind of scene/s you'd like to shoot and we'll send you an appropriate selection of scripts to consider.
Q Do you provide an actor for the 2-hander scene?
A Yes. We can organise a professional actor @ $50 per scene.
Q Do you organise locations for the shoot?
A The location for a shoot will generally be determined by the requirements of the scene. Once we have a scene in place we look at the options available and move from there. We will often shoot at the client's house or flat, if appropriate and practicable, or we look for and organize suitable alternative interior or exterior locations.
Q What kinds of scenes are good for a showreel?
A Well written, strong, contrasting scenes that favour your character (in terms of dialogue and potential screen time), show your range, and are no more than one minute & thirty seconds in length.
Q Will you give me direction on the shoot?
A Absolutely. I always push actors hard to give their best performance on the day.
Q Will the finished scene look like a real film scene?
A We always try to light, shoot & edit our scenes to achieve a filmic look. But check out our scenes shot & edited page or the videos below & above and decide for yourself.
Q What do we do when my scenes are shot and edited?
A I edit & produce your showreel from the scenes, along with any pre-existing media we might have (see showreels below, with all scenes shot & edited by us).
QWhat do I do with my finished showreel - where do I send it, and how?
AWe always recommend SHOWCAST and CASTING NETWORKS - the only truly professional casting services operating in the Australian industry today. Once you've set up your SC and/or CN account we can upload your new showreel to your profile page. You can then send acting /casting agents a customized link (we can provide this) to your profile, thereby providing them with a full account of your activites in the industry to date.