Frequently asked questions
What does REELARC do vs not do?
REELARC is a "Scene Creation" production company. We decided very early on that our purpose is to create the highest quality scenes that get you noticed in the industry. This means we keep our scenes as quick and specific as possible and stay away from longer form content. After our years of working with agents, managers, and casting directors and associates, we’ve found that short, quick, specific, and dazzling scenes are the most effective way to impress industry professionals.
Who is REELARC for?
REELARC is for any Actor that is looking to update their demo reels/marketing materials. We produce industry standard footage for any artist at any stage of their career.
What does REELARC cost?
Where is REELARC located?
(Picture below: REELARC Navy Yard Studios Brooklyn, NY - Apartment Set)
How do I get started?
How long are REELARC scenes?
REELARC Scenes are 1 page in dialogue (with the option of extending) which equates to on average 1min 30sec of footage.
What is a Signature Scene?
What happens after I purchase my scene(s)?
How long does it take to get my finished scene(s)?
On average our process is around 30 Days. However scheduling, and the time it takes to receive your feedback may delay the process slightly.
Can I film a scene remotely?
Can REELARC produce my short film, feature film, commercial, etc?
We typically shy away from this type of work because our mission is to help as many actors produce reel-centric material that can help them get to work as soon as possible. However, we're always happy to hear about your project and if we can help - we will! Please inquire more information on pricing by booking a consultation with one of our Producers.
Do I really need to invest in footage, aren't headshots enough?
What kind of footage should be on my reel?
Footage that shows the types of roles you could be playing right now in the TV/Film space. Play to your strengths, and include some variety of comedy and drama if you want to do both.
Should I have a reel or individual clips?
I already have a reel, so why am I not booking jobs?
Are you the star of your reel? If not, perhaps the footage you have isn’t showcasing who you are and what you can do. You need footage that is high quality that is truly suited to your type and roles you could be playing right now.
REELARC is making sure to follow CDC and New York Guidelines when it comes to COVID precautions. A negative COVID test, or proof of vaccination is now required at least 3 days before your scheduled shoot day. You will be asked to upload these statements a day before your shoot. For those coming out of state, make sure to adhere by New York State’s travel guidelines and restrictions.
REELARC requires a negative COVID test at least 3 days before your scheduled shoot day. Temperature checks will be taken as you enter the studio.
- All of our studio staff are Vaccinated without exception.
Our Studio is divided into zones where masks are required, and where you are allowed to take your mask off. Our crew will make sure to wear PPE during your time on set to facilitate a sanitary work environment.
Masks are required up until the point that cameras are rolling to ensure everyone is safe. If you are not on set you should be wearing your PPE.
Closed Set Policy
REELARC follows a closed-set policy. No guests are permitted on your shoot day. Only essential crew and supporting talent will be allowed on set.
PAYMENT AND BILLING
Does REELARC offer payment plans?
Do I have to pay interest or additional fees with a payment plan?
How do I update my payment information?
What happens if I can’t pay on time?
Can I still get my finished scene if I haven’t finished all of my payments?
What if I change my mind, and I'd like to cancel my project?
What if I’m not happy with my scene(s)?
In the event you are not happy with your scene, we will work together at figuring out why, and work on rectifying the issue on a case by case basis. REELARC does however reserve the right to refuse reshoots. please see our policy about reshoots.
PARTENRSHIPS & SPECIAL PROJECTS
Is REELARC an educational institution?
What kinds of schools and programs does REELARC partner with?
Will REELARC be associated with my program, or can it be whitelabeled?
Do you work with minors?
What is a Creative Kickoff?
Who will be at my Creative Kickoff?
What if I already have an idea for my scene?
Can I do a scene from my favorite film?
Can REELARC produce a project I wrote myself? Do I get a discount?
How long will my script be?
Can I have a longer/shorter script?
How long does it take to get my script?
You will receive your script 5-7 days after your Creative Kickoff.
Can I make changes to my script?
Who should I contact with questions about my script?
When can I shoot my scene?
How do I schedule my shoot?
Once we have a finalized script, you will receive a link to schedule your shoot online.
Can I change my shoot date after I book?
Is there a fee to reschedule or cancel my shoot?
You can reschedule or cancel your shoot for free if it is done 7 business days or more prior to your shoot date. After that, there are various rescheduling/cancellation fees depending on proximity to your shoot date.
Where does REELARC shoot?
What sets/stages are available in REELARC studios?
Upscale Legal/Political Office
Tech Hub/Hacker Lair
Hospital Hallway/Waiting Room
Ambulance Loading Area
Backstage of Political Rally
I want to shoot a scene on a boat in the middle of the ocean -- can you do that?
Can I shoot a scene outside?
Yes, however all shoots outside of our sound studio will have additional location and production fees
Can you shoot a walk n’ talk?
Given the time we have on set, we are not able to do a walk n’ talk.
Does REELARC cast the other actor?
What if I want to cast my friend in my scene?
You are more than welcome to cast the scene yourself. Just let us know when you book your scene so it does not go through the regular casting process.
Can I see the other actors’ auditions?
How do I audition to be in a REELARC scene?
ON SET EXPERIENCE
When should I get to set, Is it ok to be early?
I'm traveling out of state, any lodging recommendations?
Should I rehearse with my scene partner ahead of time?
Upon request, and if schedule permits. The team can get you in touch with your scene partner, however this is not a requirement we ask of our Supporting talent.
Do you provide a make-up artist?
Do you provide wardrobe?
For particular items, such as police uniforms, Jail getups etc’ YES, however we do urge our clients to provide this on their own during covid.
Do you provide props?
Who will be at my shoot?
What cameras do you use?
How many takes do I get?
How much time do I get on set?
Can I bring my acting coach?
Can my friend or family member watch?
Can I watch playback after every take?
Do I have to listen to the director on set?
Can I approve the lighting on set?
Can I provide my own blocking on set?
What happens if I want to reshoot my scene?
Can REELARC provide a photographer to take photos during my shoot?
Can I bring my own photographer to take photos during my shoot?
I felt uncomfortable during an interaction with a member of the REELARC team. What should I do?
Will my footage be shot in 4K?
I felt uncomfortable during an interaction with another REELARC actor. What do I do?
When will I get to see my footage?
Can I edit my own scene?
Yes, However, you will need to provide an Adobe Premiere Pro project file when you send it back to us for finalizing, so we can finish with sound design and color correction. REELARC will not accept project files from iMOVIE, or Final Cut. Only Adobe Premiere Pro. Should you want the raw files immediately after the shoot so you can do everything yourself please bring a harddrive on the day of your shoot.
Can I request revisions to my edit?
Yes, you will be abke to give us revision notes twice.
Can I get multiple final versions of my scene?
How long is the turnaround time for my scene?
Do you provide color correction on your scenes?
Can REELARC smoothen my skin?
Can REELARC incorporate special effects?
Can I use this really cool song I love in my scene?
Why do you send my scenes to my co-star?
Is it possible NOT to send my scene to my co-star?
I don’t like how the scene turned out, can we re-shoot?
Can I get the RAW footage from my scene?
Can I get different file sizes of my final scene?
We upload a UHD 4k Final of your scene to vimeo which will allow you then to download your scene in multiple resolutions. Starting in Standard definition, to HD and ULTRA HD
How do I upload my scene to my website, Actors Access, Backstage, IMDb, etc?
Can REELARC edit my scenes into a demo reel?
I have my REELARC scene, now what?
Take that beautiful scene and upload it to your casting profiles. On Casting Networks, Actors Access, Backstage Etc. Share it with your friends and colleagues and use it to attract management and representation.
Do you help me get auditions?
No, we do not. REELARC is a production company that helps actors produce video materials for their demo reels.
Can REELARC submit my footage to agents, managers, casting directors, etc for me?
We cannot guarantee any type of submission or employment as a result of your working with us.
Do you host my scene on your site?
No, we do not. We feature some of our scenes on our Youtube channel, but Otherwise all of our videos are hidden from the public.
Can you edit my scene into my existing demo reel?
Absolutely! Reach out for pricing.
How long after my process is finished do you keep my raw footage?
We reserve the right to delete your footage 60 days after we finalized your scene.
How long after my process is finished do you keep my SCENE?
Your scene is kept in our archives for 1 year only.
Can you help me with my website?
Unfotunately we don't help with web design.
Should I credit REELARC on IMDb?
The short answer is no... BUT feel free to credit yourself as a producer of a short that you brought to life. We're just here to support your vision behind the scenes.
Does REELARC post my scenes on IMDb?
Not at this time.