The key to a great reel is quality footage and a tight, professional edit. Don’t worry if you don’t have a ton of footage, having even a short clip to showcase your talent can be a vital tool in landing representation and auditions. Below, we’ve laid out the step-by-step process for getting this taken care of already!

1. Hunt & Gather

Bug whoever you need to bug to get all of your digital video files, links, and DVDs together. Make sure you have the highest quality possible. AirCheck Upload clips from Actors Access are not recommended as they are low quality, but the AirCheck DVDs are just fine.

2. Whittle

Go through your footage and decide which parts you would like to include on your reel. As you go through your footage jot down the project name and timecode for each clip you like. We will advise you on what to use and what order to go with if you need a little help. And feel free to do more than you think you need. Narrowing down your footage initially will save us time and you money. We will always take your thoughts seriously. If you come to us with ideas, we will try those ideas even if we don’t agree with them. But we will tell you if we don’t think it works. Ultimately, though, it is your reel and your call.

3. Send

If all of your files are available digitally (ie: not on DVD) you can simply email us your files and links, timecodes, and any special instructions. If you have discs, we’ll either set up a time to meet so you can drop off your footage or you can snail mail it over.

4. Take Over the World

But first, review. Once we’ve got the first cut of your reel, we’ll send you a link to review. If you have any changes you’d like to see just send us your notes and we’ll send it back. Once we have a final cut we’ll make your reel available for download in all the formats you’ll need.

* billed on a 1/2 hour basis after the first hour

Visit our vimeo page for sample reels: