December Reel Intensive | IN PERSON | Fall 21 | December 6th-11th
December Reel Intensive 2021
Monday - Thursday (12/6 - 12/9) 6:30pm-9:30pm, & Saturday (12/11): each scene scheduled for a 1hr shoot between 10-6pm
Instructed and Filmed by Philip Orazio
In-Person Intensive (Capped at 10 students)
Open to Adults and High School Age Teens
Tuition: $475 or 2 installments of $253 + one option below
Students MUST choose either:
Standard Editing Package: $200
Raw Footage: $50
Extra Add On:
Custom Written Scene Add-On: $120
Deadline to Sign up: Friday, December 3rd at 2pm
Installment due: 12/10
Having a reel is now an acting necessity! The industry wants to see what you are made of before they call you in for an audition. For those who don’t know, a reel is a short compilation of your filmed acting work, even if it’s just one scene! At the Actor’s Studio of Orange County, we produce reels for actors that demonstrate the BEST of their acting, because we focus on preparing the actors for the performance. Actors who join us for the December Reel Intensive (DRI) will receive a polished scene that they can be proud of. DRI is also a great way to assess where you are in your acting and prepare for a real, professional shoot.
Here are links to the previously filmed scenes at the studio:
* Examples of Custom Written Scenes
* What about the Dog?: https://youtu.be/8_bV7Eu1fGM
* Waiting to Know: https://youtu.be/dqSEwAYs_ss
* Tears of a Clown: https://youtu.be/e_YOVNG7BDw
Once you sign up:
We will assess what your needs are for the reel. What genre do you want to do, what is your type? What do you want to “sell” about yourself?
You will be paired with a partner (of a similar training level and experience)**
You will be assigned a scene appropriate for your goals and level.
Over 4 sessions, Monday - Thursday, students will be immersed in a professional rehearsal experience where they are expected to prepare their scene, receive acting coaching, direction and blocking and come in the next day ready to go deeper. As always, we emphasize the quality of the performance in a reel, as that is the most important factor, so with the coaching of Philip, students will craft and polish a performance.
On the final day, Saturday, we will film the scenes! We transform every nook and cranny of the studio into a film set that suits your storyline. Each scene is allotted 60 minutes (or more depending) to film their scenes.
Within a month, you will receive a polished product.
Standard Film and Editing Package: Students are assigned a scene from our library of material. Scenes will be filmed and edited by our expert in-house director and videographer. The scene shoot experience is professional and the final product is a clean and polished edit.
Raw Footage Add-On: If you know how to edit, then this is the option for you! A week after the shoot you will receive all the files from your shoot so you can assemble your own cut. Please note that by opting for this, you will be paired with actors who have also selected to receive the raw footage.
Custom Written Scene Add-On: Finding the right scene is extremely important, so if you would like to have a scene custom written to suit your aims and needs for the reel, this is the best option for you. Our in-house script writer is certain to get a great script written just for you.
**Students are paired with others who have opted for the same editing package. The studio may be required to limit which packages are available depending on the number of participants.
All students are required to be vaccinated to enroll.
For this and all ASOOC film shoots at the studio, BOTH vaccinated and unvaccinated students will be required to submit a negative Covid test 1-2 days before filming unmasked. We will still be enforcing social distancing. Film shoots will be closed, which means only actors performing and the teacher and filming assistant will be in the studio at a time, so that those acting can be unmasked. Students unable to adhere to these requirements will have to film their scenes masked.