Need Quality Material
◆ If you lack good material, don’t make a demo reel – it will only hurt you.
◆ Use good judgment about what productions are quality or not - ask someone else you trust.
Put Your Best Foot Forward
◆ Your best material should appear first, otherwise, we’ll often stop watching.
Keep it Short
◆ Make sure it starts fast and ends fast.
◆ Intros are unnecessary and often annoying – just get to it. Please don’t start with a collage of your scenes with no sound. Most films these days are ‘talkies’.
Know Your Audience
◆ Cutting edge graphics or special effects are not needed, we just want to see you act.
◆ If possible, tailor your demo to the project for which you’re submitting. Film for a film, TV for TV show, drama for a drama, comedy for a comedy, etc.).
Scrap the DVD Burning
◆ Save the environment. Post your reel online. If the reel is worthwhile, wouldn’t you want me to have the capability of sending a quick link to the director or producer?