Show Reel Intensive
Acting Intensive with Show Reel Production, July 8-August 15, 2019
New at the Studio are custom designed show reels to help actors get their work out into the marketplace. For some students, the show reel project also marks their first real work on camera. These reels are custom designed for each individual student and are shot by the Studio’s DP, and we think they’re damn good.
Actors begin the intensive with classes in acting technique that include monologue and scene study. During this time, actors also have private sessions with Wendy to select and rehearse content for their reel. The show reel is then shot during the last two weeks of the program. Enrollment is kept to a minimum in order to achieve high quality results for each actor.
Typically reels consist of three scenes, but you may find you have additional work to include in your reel to the extent that you are featured in other students’ scenes. You’ll also have access to graduates of the Meisner training program who are strong actors and committed to doing excellent work. This greatly expands the types of scenes that you might select for your personal reel.
You'll focus on how best to market yourself and meet the challenges inherent in acting on camera. You’ll also experience how empowering it is to take responsibility for your career. At the end of the six weeks, you'll see a radical difference in your acting and have tangible proof of what you can do.
The Schedule and Cost
The workload demands attention and discipline during the week, but we schedule the classes in such a way as to avoid burnout. Classes meet Monday-Thursday during the first four weeks of the Intensive, leaving long weekends free for rehearsals, homework assignments and necessary R&R so that both students and faculty return rested, refreshed, and ready for work the following Monday. During the last two weeks, actors should expect that they will be filming on weekends as well as during weekdays. The Show Reel Intensive costs $2,950 for the acting classes and pre-shoot preparation with Wendy, but actors who are accepted and pay in full by February 28, 2019 receive a $300 discount. Actors who spend their summer with us and enroll in both intensives take $600 off their tuition.
Please note that an additional fee of $500 for filming and post-production services is paid directly to our DP at the time of your shoot date. All expenses associated with the Intensive are discussed in detail during your interview.