with colleen davie janes, filmmaker

Dates: Thursday April 19th

Time: 7PM-9PM

Location: The Actor's Green Room, 15 West 28th Street, New York, New York. 9th Floor

Cost: $40*
Limited to 15 spots!
*This class is not eligible for Elevate Member pricing.

Ages 18 and up

Class Format

In this 2 hour class, we will cover as much as humanly possible on HOW TO MAKE THE MOST KICK ASS ACTING REEL POSSIBLE.

A reel is like a film -  not literally, but it should have flow. Think of it like a Beethoven concerto. It should have a beginning/middle/end. It should grab attention at the beginning, then tease us, add a crescendo, hold us, take us on a journey, and let us go while wanting a bit more.

In this course, I will cover this and more:

- Tips and instruction on how to organize your clips

- Examples of before and after edits to show the power of small changes

- Discussion about how sound and music are crucial in a short but sweet sizzle

- How to “kill your darlings”.

- How to think outside-the-box to make your current work more about YOU – editing a reel isn’t just about assembling clips, it’s often about editing what you have first

- Basic transitions to use

*This course assumes a basic understanding of editing, though I will cover different ways to transition from one clip to the next

Cancellation Policy
You may cancel and receive credit up to 7 days before the start date of the class. However, within 7 days of the start date of the class, no credit will be issued. Due to the nature and structure of this class, you will not receive credit or be able to make up any portion of this class for any reason if you cancel or miss a class after the start date.


About Colleen Davie Janes... 

Colleen has been a filmmaker and actress for over 20 years with a degree from Boston Universities Film School. She worked for a looong time on a lot of big films you’ve heard of as a Production Assistant, Coordinator, Associate Producer and more. Her stint as a below-the-line agent taught her the power and importance of what goes into a reel, and after watching hundreds of them, she became a pro at identifying what worked, what didn’t, what to lose, what to move, and how to create an overall arc with the most impact to sell the product - you. Fast forward to now, she creates reels and websites for actors, and is excited to share her knowledge with other actors so they can move forward powerfully and confidently in their own business. A powerful reel is in an integral part of that.


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