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…

Effortlessly Get Work on a Filmset

Tamara was hired as an extra for $600 to walk in the background of a commercial. To get the job, all she did was make another connection like she’d done a million times before, chat with them a bit on a shoot, and shortly after had an opportunity for a fun, easy job with great pay dropped at her feet. The same thing will be happening to you, too, with just a bit of effort on your part. We know that success in the entertainment industry is all about making connections, so how exactly is that done? Well, there’s quite a bit to it, but the basis of it is this: become magnetic. Be thoughtful and giving, put everything you have into each job and people will love you for…

Road to professional acting?

There are few people on the real road to professional acting. There are millions of actors in acting schools, taking classes, yet they aren’t working. Careers in the film industry are launched right on set. With all of the out-of-work actors out there, it’s easy to think there is almost no chance of working. What is an actor to do? One way is to get on set doing other jobs. On set, you make the important connections with the people who can put you in front of the camera. This means you can become a professional actor by  working on set. You can meet the people who can put you in the show. What’s good about working on set is that you don’t need any experience to begin.  Insiders often…