We try to keep it simple, but here are answers to frequently asked questions
We run our set as a professional set. Please treat your shoot accordingly.!
We want you to not have to worry about anything. Let us take care of it all for you.
The Reel Intensive
Set up an Interview.
Pay for the class before first class
Attend all classes
Pay Crew fee
Rehearse scene with partner
Class and shoot Nonrefundable
Proof of Vaccination is required for all students
For Scenes for Reel:
How do I schedule a shoot?
Book a date and then schedule a video consultation with Megan /Chuck to discuss what you are looking for, what you, your Agent, and your Manager need on your reel.
We will then craft your scene, cast for your scene partner, and schedule your shoot.
It is as easy as that.
One or Two Actors?
The cost for one actor is $650. We will provide and pay for your scene partner so you have a professional to work with on set.We will have our writers write a custom scene for you, based on you and your abilities and the needs of your career. Scripts are not re-used for other actors.
The Two Shot
If you have a scene partner and want to split the scene and cost is 1150 for two actors (575)) each. The genre has to be the same for each of you but we will write scripts to show you each off equally. Scripts are not re-used for other actors.
Each actor will receive fully edited versions of the scene favoring each of you. Edited versions will be provided in HD downloadable version and a SD/Web conversion download for Online Casting Services.
Can I write my own scene?
Yes, we are happy to shoot a scene you have written, we just ask that it be written in Final Draft or Celtx screenplay format and is given to us a week in advance, so we can understand the scene, make the set design work and work on blocking.
Keep the scene to one minute in length: no longer. Why so short? Because we know that anything longer won't get looked at. Strive for one page in industry-standard format (Final Draft/Celtx etc.)
It also needs to be written to be shot within the parameters of our locations. No stunts. No nudity.
There is no discount for writing your own scene.
Can I get a re-write or my scene?
Yes, we are happy to re-write your scene once to meet your specifications or make your dialogue more "your own". Please give us 7 days notice.
What is the Deposit/Holding Fee?
This is a non-refundable 50% holding fee due at the time of booking for us to book the studio and all our crew. The balance is due 7 days before the shoot.
It is non refundable unless we have to cancel the shoot.
In the event that the shoot is booked within 7 days of shooting , the total is due upon booking the date.
Can I do my own post production?
We will release all your footage to you if you want to do it yourself. Remember that, as Casting Directors ourselves, we know what agents/casting directors will respond to and how to show you off at your best. If however you want to do it yourself, bring an external Hard Drive (not a flash drive/thumb drive) and we will turn over all raw footage. There is no discount for this.
Can I get an additional edit?
If you want a different edit, the cost is 90/hour with your notes. If on the rare occasion there is a technical error or glitch, we will re-edit that at no charge to you.
What equipment do you use?
We are constantly updating our equipment, but we are currently using:
2 Professional 4K Cineama cameras
a Professional sound Package, including booms and cavaliers
a Professional lighting package
We use Adobe Premiere Pro for editing
We also have a HEPA air filtration system on the stages.
What to expect on the shoot day?
Arrive on time or a few minutes early.
Due to Covid, no one else is allowed to come with you, unless they are your scene partner or Makeup artist (Who have to follow our Covid Compliance protocols)
If you are hiring hair and make-up, your call time will be 1 hour before we start shooting. Otherwise come camera ready with a couple of options of wardrobe.
We will get you on set while we are still doing some last-minute set decorating so you can rehearse a few times and get comfortable.
We will do several takes then take a short break if you want it, and then shoot some more to make sure we get the best from you.
Please bring your own water/meals/snacks
Please get a good night's sleep the night before.
Obviously, know your lines and bring your ideas.
What are your sets like??
We have several different locations to utilize: office rooms, meeting rooms, squad rooms, interrogations rooms, bars, living rooms, dining rooms, waiting rooms, Drs. office and more coming constantly. We strive to make each set look different, therefore, if you have specific props or set dressings you want to use, feel free to bring them and we will try to add them to your set the set.
Can I hire Extras?
Not at the present time. We are trying to keep the number of people on set to a minimum during Covid.
What are you doing about Covid Compliance?
All of our crew and cast has been vaccinated against Covid-19. The crew will wear masks for the shoot, and we also have a HEPA Filtration system on the stages.
Our equipment and sets are disinfected between scenes, and we have disposable masks, hand santiizerter and disinfectant on set at all times,
The following guidelines posted in our studio and are requirements to ensure the health of our clients and crew. To be compliant with SAG/AFRA rules and the CDC we follow the following protocols:
Proof of a Full vaccination or Negative Covid 19 test taken with 2 -3 days of your shoot.
Without that proof, we cannot shoot and you will lose your deposit,
Masks will be worn at all times except on camera
Practice Social Distancing
Wash hand or sanitize regularly
No hugs or handshakes
We will use contactless payment (Venmo,Paypal, Square) and contactless contracts/scripts/callsheets
What if I don't like the finished product?
You will get a chance to approve everything we are doing through the entire process. Since everything is done with your approval, we do not offer refunds or re-shoots.
Proof of Vaccination is required for all students