Reel Workshop: Professional Reel Scenes

Create Your Own Personalized, Cinematic Acting Demo Reel


Does your acting demo reel need help? If you’re an aspiring or working actor, a professional demo reel is a must in order to showcase your best work and catch the attention of casting directors, agents and managers. The actor’s demo reel is now one of the most important parts of professional casting submissions, sometimes even taking precedent over headshots or resumes. We’re here to help!

We’re partnered with REELARCthe industry’s leading demo reel production company, to offer Reel Workshop: a 4-session course where you’ll create, develop, and shoot original material that is written specifically for YOU and performed on-camera with a partner. Our professional screenwriter will create a customized script for you based on a character that will highlight your skills and abilities as an actor. You’ll then receive coaching not only on the script, but how to perform best on camera. Finally, we will schedule your shoot date at a secured location, complete with 4K production, professional sound and lighting. Your scene will be fully edited and you will have a professional, cinematic 60-90 second scene for inclusion in your reel.

This new class, crafted exclusively for us at T. Schreiber Studio, brings the first cinematic quality Reel Workshop class to our actors at an affordable rate. While other personalized reel services can cost $1000 or more, you can save by booking this limited class size workshop.

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  • This class requires an application with your headshot and résumé.
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  • Pay plans available for this class!

Dates TBA

This class meets once a week on Thursdays for 3 weeks, with the 4th week being your scheduled video shoot. See class syllabus below.


Testimonials

“REELARC puts the actor who is trying to get his foot in the door at the level of the actor who is recurring on television. The quality that REELARC produces is totally unmatched.”
— Ally B. (casting agent)

“People keep asking me, ‘What is that from?’ They think the scene is from some longer fancy independent film project… and I don’t really have the heart to tell them that it’s not!”
— Olivia K.

“Shortly after shooting with REELARC I submitted my footage to a few agencies who began calling me in for meetings and now I am fully represented across the board.”
— Alexander M.

Actual Demo Reels Created in Reel Workshop


Who is REELARC?

Founded by Guy Chachkes and Steven C. Schmidt in 2014, REELARC is 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.


Class Syllabus:

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 Peter Stray will begin the process of creating an original scene to show your work at its best.  Information will be provided in-class to help each actor approach preparing their script.

Week 2 – Rehearsing 
Meet to rehearse your scene in class. (At this point in the process, you are still on book.) Receive coaching from Peter on breaking down the script to help craft a better performance.

Week 3 – On-Camera Performance
Steven or Guy will work with everyone on camera, detailing what a production team looks for and how to work together to create the best possible scene.  Lenses, shot types, and on-camera technique will all be discussed.

Week 4 – Shooting
The production team schedules your shoot which comes complete 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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