What makes a good acting reel? Examples, monologue and demos

What clips belong in your demo reel? Here are some tips for aspiring actors! Of course, quality over quantity is the theme of today. You may be inclined to fill your reel with as many clips as possible to show that you have experience, but this will work against you. You don’t want your reel to be too long. Don’t dilute the best image of yourself with average clips. Use your best performances to show the strongest image of yourself as possible. On top of that, casting directors, like everyone in the film industry, are juggling a lot. They don’t have time to watch a five minute video looking for the clips they really want to see. Around one minute is best with three or four clips. They want to…

how do you start as an actor with no experience

What if you have no experience as an actor? What do you do? Do you start taking acting class, or find an acting group? Both are good! You just need to start exercising those acting muscles! One mistake I see, is actors waiting until they are good to get involved in the film industry. If you do that, you could end up waiting a very long time, and miss out on roles that would have been perfect for you! There are many nice people in the film industry that you’ll meet when you get involved. And you can make relationships with them and have them know you as an actor. Many people take years to get going as an actor, because they have day jobs outside the business and they…

How to find the best acting coach

  PODCAST VERSION [powerpress]   How do I find the best acting coaches? It’s a great question, right? I mean you want to work with the best, you realize that the best people have connections inside the business, so of course you want to work with them so how to find out who the best people are? Well, I think that one of the best ways of getting any question answered is to get that question answered on set. I know I keep talking about being on set, but really is the place that you wanna ask people that are successful and working. Those people are all there on set! So, when you’re on set, talk to the working actors, not background people but the principal actors. Ask them –…