WHAT SERVICE DO WE PROVIDE?
A basic showreel is usually up to 5 clips with opening and closing name title (additional titles can be added) You should use your newest and/or most impressive clip first. If you want more than 5 clips this may cost more depending upon your requirements.
There is also an option of an opening montage of up to 15 seconds (Choice of music for this can be your own choice or I can help with suggestions)
We would recommend clips are between 10 seconds and a minute long each and advise aiming for a total running time of no longer than 5 minutes. (Indeed Spotlight has a 5 minute limit on uploads so if you wish to use the same showreel on their site, note the time limit)
WHAT DO I GET?
Finished showreels are posted via wetransfer.com for you to download at a convenient time. Both Standard Definition and streaming formats can be posted.
We do not provide a DVD burning service.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PROVIDE?
If you’ve digital clips, you should email them to me a via wetransfer.com – a free service that allows people to email large clips (up to 2gB’s). Alternatively you can send them via Dropbox. If you do not have a Dropbox account yet, use this link to earn us both free space!
I can accept DVD’s in the post, though you post them at your own risk (so make sure they’re not your only copy). Also you will need to provide an SAE for their return. Any extra postage incurred will be added to your invoice.
All DVD’s/CLIPS must come with their start and finish position specifying which section to use (i.e. 45m32secs to 46m38secs). If you wish me to watch whole episodes to find your clip the rate is £25p/hr so it’s cheaper to be prepared!
If you’ve agency artwork that you would like to include, please provide that too or at least a reference to where I could get it (i.e. their website etc..) Same goes if you would like your Spotlight PIN on the credits at the end.
It is your responsibility to obtain relevant permission for all material in your showreel. Copyright is not the only issue to consider – many producers like to control when and where their product is seen (for instance, it may not have been officially released yet)
MY CLIPS/SHOWREEL ARE ALREADY ONLINE – CAN YOU USE THAT?
It’s not possible for ActorCV to use any copies of any showreel from the Spotlight website
There maybe a clip on Vimeo that you would like me to use – however, clips on Vimeo are heavily protected and owners/uploaders of that clip will need to permit their clip to be downloaded in their settings panel.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The basic showreel package described above is just £99.
This is a good price as long as clients are organised, prepared and provide exact times of the clips they want to use.
Additional work is charged at £25 p/hr principally to cover the situation above. It is rarely required and notice is always given.
AND ONCE I’M A CLIENT?
Unless an entire re-edit is required, future clips can be added or replaced for as little as £25 p/clip. This is only available to customers who’ve previously used ActorCV for their showreel edits.
SO CAN I SEE SOME OF YOUR EDITS?
You most certainly can. Here are some recently completed showreels:
If you’re interested and would like to know more contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org