A basic showreel is usually up to 5 clips with opening and closing name title (additional titles can be added such as Agent logo/details)

You should use your newest and/or most impressive clip first. 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.


WHAT DO I GET?

Finished showreels are posted via wetransfer.com for you to download for up to five days and also appear on our Vimeo Channel.

We do not provide a DVD burning service.


WHAT DO I NEED TO PROVIDE?

Digital Clips

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).

DVD’s

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.

ActorCV cannot accept any responsibility for items lost in the post.

Timecodes of clip

All DVD’s/CLIPS must come with their start and finish position specifying which section to use (i.e. 45m32s to 46m38s). If you wish me to watch whole episodes to find your clip the rate is £30p/hr so it’s cheaper to be prepared!

Additional Artwork

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.


COPYRIGHT

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)

FAQ

MY CLIPS/SHOWREEL ARE ALREADY ONLINE – CAN YOU USE THAT?

SPOTLIGHT
It’s not possible for ActorCV to use any copies of any showreel from the Spotlight website
VIMEO
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.