Sat, Jan 06|
Demo Camp (On Location!)
Show casting the types of roles you want to play. Be taken more seriously for roles because they can see your talent.
Time & Location
Jan 06, 2024, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Chicago, 2424 W Montrose Ave Unit W, Chicago, IL 60618, USA
Introducing Demo Camp: Indie Edition, where we immerse you in the captivating realm of indie filmmaking, inspired by production houses such as A24, Magnolia Pictures, and NEON. Step into a world where authenticity thrives, where nonconformity is celebrated, and where simple, human moments shine. Getting footage that doesn't show your range sucks. Subpar footage sucks. Not having enough footage for a reel sucks. Badgering filmmakers for footage that may or may not be any good sucks. We're here to help. The Forge provides a service that actors desperately need. By designing two scenes catered to your needs, we put the control back in your hands. Show casting the types of roles you want to play. Be taken more seriously for roles because they can see your talent. Fill in the gaps your current reel might have. Captivate the industry's discerning eyes by showcasing your ability to navigate the enigmatic depths of indie film. Finally, get footage as fast and as professionally as you've been hoping for.
Note: If you've joined us for a previous camp, this is the perfect opportunity to supplement the shiny procedural or glitzy sitcom footage with something completely different, shot by professionals.
Your scenes will be sent to you the Friday before the week of the demo reel intensive. (No, you can't have it earlier - we don't want you over-preparing). We will also email orientation information, including guidance for wardrobe, and answers to a number of frequently asked questions.
The Wednesday prior to your shoot is a rehearsal day. You will work with your scene partners and Sarah in order to focus your film acting technique and solidify your choices for the shoot. Studio Manager Eve Rosenthal will be available on your rehearsal day to answer any and all questions before or after rehearsal.
We will take every precaution we can to prioritize your safety during your shoot day. Vaccination (including a booster) is required. While we will be providing a hair/makeup artist, we do request that you provide your own makeup base, arrive with your hair done and ready for touch-ups, and that you bring your own wardrobe.
Three weeks from production wrap, you will be delivered two 1080p files of your scenes. Upon completion of camp, if you would like to work with our editors to craft your demo reel, you'll be eligible for a 10% discount on our demo reel editing services for 6 months following your last day on set for camp.
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Show casting the types of roles you want to play. Be taken more seriously for roles because they can see your talent. Fill in the gaps your current reel might have. Captivate the industry's discerning eyes by showcasing your ability to navigate the enigmatic depths of indie film.$1,250.00+$31.25 service fee