4 week FILM/TV DEMO REEL CLASS with Liz Ortiz, Casting Director/Producer + Film 2 Scenes with Reproductions
Monday, June 17, 2019, 7:00pm
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NOTE: Registration for this class ends 48 hours before the class begins in order to allow the casting directors to cast your scene pairings. Actors who register after this time will be waitlisted and contacted if there is a spot the becomes available. Limited to 10 actors.
If you're pursuing film and TV, it's imperative that you have either a film and TV demo or clips of your work to show agents and casting directors on actors access and beyond. Without a demo, your competition is getting placed above you, and you're probably not even being looked at by casting directors.
In this 4-week class, you spend 3 weeks working with a casting director followed by 1 week of filming on set with our production partner Reproductions to create high-quality footage, build experience on screen and on set and capture scenes for your specific type.
Week 1: In the first class, you'll meet the Reproductions team and talk about the production process. Then the real fun starts! Liz will cast you in two contrasting short film/TV scenes with partners from the class. You will spend the first week reading through scenes and customizing them to find a good match for you and your partner.
Weeks 2 and 3: Private coaching with your partner and the casting director. You will be assigned 20-min coaching times per scene.
Week 4 - Filming: In the week following your coaching sessions, you will shoot your scenes with the Reproductions Video Team on location with professional sound, lighting and 4K camera equipment with a filmmaker and editor. You must be available during your designated shoot week. We shoot weekdays M-F 10:00am-7:00pm and anywhere within a 30 min radius on the MTA from the Actors Connection/Reproductions offices in midtown. Shooting times are first-come, first-serve. Actors are responsible for securing their own locations, hair/makeup and wardrobe/styling.
What's Next? Within two weeks after your class and filming is complete, you'll receive high-quality, fully-edited and produced, cinematic scenes to post on your website, add to your current demo reel (discount upon completing the class!) or upload directly to your Actors Access profile or other industry sites. Scenes include 1 round of revisions; additional versions are $50 each.
Filming 2 scenes + weeks of private coaching would usually cost over $1,800! This class is available for $895. Limited to 10 actors, so register now!
"There are so many acting schools, classes and businesses out here in NYC that only care about the well being of themselves. This demo reel class is the first class I have taken with Actors Connection and Reproductions and I admit I felt 'at home' from the moment I walked in to the class. You have now gone one further step by listening to me, my personal issues today, respecting and accepting them and working around them without a feeling of doubt."
"I am very thankful for the demo reel class. I had no video footage up until now. Mike did an excellent job at piecing together all my best moments and creating awesome footage for me to use on my website. I have since signed with my 1st manager. Thank you!" -Nikki Dos Santos
"I found this class to be really helpful! The team at Reproductions and Actors Connection really go above and beyond and take the extra time to make sure that you are connecting with your scene and scene partner and that you are ultimately satisfied with your final product. The set-up of the class is pretty loose and it is really what you make of it. A lot of the responsibility falls on you, which gives you a lot of creative freedom to do the scene as you want to, with the teachers offering their opinions to help you through the process. Like in the real world, it is up to you to do your own work on the scene and show up to your set ready to shoot. Bottom line-considering all the time and effort it takes to execute this class, I think it is worth the cost and certainly benefited from participating!" -Jared Miller
"I really enjoyed the demo class! My website is up and running and feels complete because of my new clips and demo reel and just helped me to start FREELANCING with a personal manager!" -Kenan Wei
"The demo reel class at Actors Connection and Reproductions is the best reel class out there. Its truly worth every penny. Everything is shot on scene, which separates this class from other reel classes and makes it that much better! Now I have legit material to send out to casting directors and agents. I highly recommend! The demo reel helped me get a manager, which is great, thank you." -Elora Von Rosch
"These days, a demo reel is as essential as a headshot. This class is an excellent source for those looking to begin a TV/Film career, but have no footage for a reel. The whole collaborative experience was amazing and educational, and I've already gotten auditions because of my reel. I highly recommend this class!" -Sherry Lorraine
"The Demo Reel class was probably one of the most important things I could have ever done for myself. Not only did I get fantastic footage and first rate production value scenes/clips, I am getting lots of positive response from casting directors, agents and managers. HS & resume isn't enough anymore, you have to have a reel. It's a catch 22 because how do you get a reel if you don't get the jobs to put on the reel? Well, take this class and make it happen for yourself. Get it! Do it! Create the career you want!" -Eddie James
Liz Ortiz is a casting director and indie film producer credited on projects which have screened at hundreds of film festivals including: Sundance, BAM Cinemafest, Toronto, Brooklyn, Palm Springs, HBO Latino, Urban World, among others, and have aired on CBS, HBO, Showtime, Lifetime Movies and Cinemax. Casting/producing highlights include: Feature Films “Advantageous” Sundance premier and a top selection on Netflix, "Lost Revolution" HBO Latino, “Zombie Honeymoon ” a cult classic/Showtime, “Barrio Boy”, in production, director/producer of “And Seen” documentary in post-production and most recently the U.S. premier of the experiential stage production Prurience for the Guggenheim Museum. Author of "Ace Your Acting Audition, 2nd ed." Currently an instructor and private coach with Casting Solutions Coaching and conducts workshops throughout the year for the SAG/AFTRA Foundation.
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The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Seminars or classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.