Reel Work for Actors


August 3, 10 and 17–  Thursdays 6:30pm-9:30pm

Production Shoot: Week of August 21st (specific times for each scene TBD)

Fee:  $695

Instructors: Guy Chachkes & Steven Schmidt


Work with the industry’s leading demo reel production company to create, develop, and shoot original material specifically for YOU. Your scene will be fully edited and ready for your reel.
See video and class breakdown below.
By audition or teacher recommendation only.  Limited enrollment.


In late 2014, Guy Chachkes and Steven C. Schmidt  founded REELARC; a production company geared towards producing cinematic quality scenes for actors in the Tri-state area. Producing hundreds of scenes in their first year in business established them as the leading gold standard in this booming industry. This new class, crafted exclusively for T. Schreiber Studio, brings the first cinematic quality Reel Work class to our actors. 

I love ReelArc. Our scene was beautifully written, the cinematography was gorgeous, and the sound was perfect. A professional quality reel that has already garnered praise from casting directors! Anne Y.

Sample Stills …

WEEK 1 – CASTING and SCRIPT ANALYSIS PRIMER: Each actor will perform a modern monologue or prepared side that showcases the character they think best represents their “type”.  After class, actors will be cast into pairs and the staff writer will begin the process of creating an original scene to show your work at its best. Scenes will be emailed to the actors. Information will be provided in-class to help each actor approach preparing their script.

WEEK 2 – REHEARSING and CAMERA PRIMER: Actors, still on book, will meet to rehearse their scenes on-camera, receiving coaching from the filmmakers on lenses, thinking like an editor, and on-camera technique so actors are prepared for their shoot. Bring a pencil and we’ll do the work!

WEEK 3 – ON-CAMERA PERFORMANCE:  Guy and Steven will work with you to help craft a better performance, putting your script preparation and camera techniques into practice to prepare you for your time on set.  Rehearsal footage will be emailed to each actor for their review before the shoot date.

WEEK 4 – SHOOTING:  The production team will schedule your shoot during the week following the third class, with 4K production, professional sound and lighting, and all locations scouted and secured.  The scene will be fully edited and you will have a professional 60-90 second scene for inclusion in your reel. Specific times on set TBD.


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All students are required to read and agree to the Studio Policies.