Getting Started

The following articles on what makes for a first-rate demo reel were originally published by Now Casting in 2006. They were extensively revised, and re-published–again by Now Casting–in May/June of 2008 and also May/June of 2009.

Two articles I wrote for Actors Access
(NOTE: These two links will take you to the Actors Access POV site):

Here is another series of articles on how to create professional-looking scenes for your demo reel if you don't already have them.

Step 1

Call QuickNickel (818-752-4391) and arrange an appointment to create your demo reel, or drop off your material.

Step 2

Assuming you don't opt to sit in on the editing session (which every client is encouraged to do), 5-7 business days after you've dropped off your material, you will receive an e-mail with the first pass of your demo reel attached.

Step 3a: If No Further Edits Are Needed

If you like what you see and feel that no further edits need to be made, contact QuickNickel and make an appointment to pick up your finished demo. Upon payment in full, you'll receive the DVD and all QuickTime files will be e-mailed to you, or you can bring a flash drive, and they will be transferred.

Step 3b: If Further Edits Are Needed

Call QuickNickel and discuss futher edits over the phone. In many cases, the edits can be made right then, and a new QuickTime file can be sent in as little as 30 minutes.

When you are satisfied with your reel, contact QuickNickel and make an appointment to pick up your finished demo. Upon payment in full, you'll receive the DVD and all QuickTime files will be e-mailed to you, or you can bring a flash drive, and they will be transferred.