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Summary

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For actors, demo reel editors, and video editors who want to learn about producing demo reels.

As an actor and demo reel editor, I have a perspective of the actor's needs as well as skills offered by editors, including techniques most actors aren't aware of. But by knowing demo reel guidelines plus technical aspects, actors can manage their demo reels and control their marketing branding images.

Actors: Learn how to save money and spend it wisely. Learn how to produce your demo reel from beginning to end and maximize the punch-per-second for busy casting directors. Learn how to work with an editor and what enhanced services an editor can offer.

Demo reel editors: Learn how to produce demo reels and what's important to an actor (your customer). Be an asset to the actor's business to expand your business. Gain a perspective many demo reel editors don't have. Instead of being an editor who happens to edit demo reels, offer solid demo reel editing services. Learn tips and tricks not typically considered for demo reels, and apply the techniques to make a good demo reel a great demo reel!

Some topics covered include:

  • The purpose of a demo reel
  • The intro section
  • Make your demo reel all about you
  • Demo reel length and scene lengths
  • Partial scenes
  • How many scenes?
  • Ordering scenes
  • The closing section
  • Montages
  • Commercial, industrial, or theater (stage) material
  • Monologues
  • Music options
  • The one-minute speed reel
  • Are you ready to have a demo reel?
  • How to get more material
  • What your demo reel is not about
  • Raw footage: the best source material
  • What not to include
  • Preplanning
  • Technical tips and tricks
  • Your demo reel is not your editor's advertising billboard
  • And more...

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2015 Harper Mitchell (P)2015 Harper Mitchell

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  • 18-01-16

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Would you consider the audio edition of Actor Demo Reel Video Editing Guidelines for Actors and Editors to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the print version.

What did you like best about this story?

This audiobook was full of so much information. And the author obviously has a passion for demo reels and getting information out there to actors and editors making demo reels. What also amazed me were things that actors wouldn't normally know or think about, but Harper Mitchell didn't hold back on pulling back the curtain and telling actors what they need to hear. And there are some useful tips to help editors up their game..

What about Jay Prichard’s performance did you like?

Prichard portrayed the authors intent very well. His proper use of inflections really helped to convey the content and emphasize important points.

Any additional comments?

I appreciated the PDF that came with the audiobook. The graphic was useful in helping to understand the "Safe Area" topic. And it also includes a printable Table of Contents. Way cool! Makes it easy to review a topic again. Just find it on the TOC, and go back to the audio chapter for that topic..

6 of 6 people found this review helpful