Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this course designed for?
This course is for any actor or entertainment professional that wants to take control of their career and learn how best to market themselves by creating an effective demo reel. But really, it’s for anyone who wants to use short video as a tool to advertise or promote their product, service or talent. The same rules for demo reel editing apply for videos used to promote artists, business owners, and influencers.
I already have a demo reel, do I still need this course?
Yes. You don’t have to be a newbie. Updating and revising your demo reel continues as long as your career does. A demo reel is an essential tool to market yourself. This course will give you insights on how best to showcase your work in a demo reel and teach you the professional techniques industry editors use. If you are the type of person who strives to present your absolute best, then this course will give you an edge!
How long do I have access to the course?
Forever. Once purchased you will have access to the Actor Demo Reel Tutorial: Crafting An Award Winning Reel, for life.
Will this course teach me how to edit?
Yes and no. Yes, it will teach you the story editing techniques and tricks editors use to create effective short format videos. But no, it won’t teach you how to use an actual editing program.
Do I need equipment?
If you want to edit yourself you will need access to an editing program like Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, or even iMovie.
I don't want edit my own reel. Is this course still relevant to me?
Absolutely! The course is geared to teach you story editing and marketing techniques that make an Actor Demo Reel dynamic and effective. The information is extremely valuable, even if you don’t know how to technically edit in an editing program. By understanding why and how a demo reel is effective you’ll be able to hire the right editor for the job, and assist in making the process with them more efficient and successful.
What kind of footage do I need?
Ideally you want professional footage of your work as an actor or entertainment professional. If you haven’t gotten professional TV/Film work yet but have done student films, that’s okay, we all have to start somewhere. Nevertheless, whatever footage you have make sure it’s the best resolution and sound quality possible, which typically means HD footage that is no less than 1080p. If editing off existing files, look for file extensions .mov, .mp4, or AVI. And for those entrepreneurs of all types including artists, business owners, and influencers, the same suggestions apply in regard to footage. If you hire a videographer to shoot something for your reel, just make sure they are professional and provide the above mentioned elements.