Mark Kempner showreels

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    MARK KEMPNER Showreel production services

    "I had no hesitation in giving Mark my repeat business where I assigned him with the task of re-editing and updating the outstanding showreel he produced for me 4 years ago. After an initial consultation where ideas on what new material was worthy of inclusion, what would be dropped etc, were discussed; I left all the hard work in Mark’s capable hands. Once again Mark has come up with the goods; equalling or even surpassing the 2012 showreel was never going to be easy; Mark, I feel, has achieved this, which is no mean feat. I was so pleased with the edit of my 2016 showreel and the effort that Mark put in; I was delighted to gift Mark a well earned bonus on top of his, what I consider, very reasonable fees." STUART ADAMS

    Testimonial posted by Suzanna Hughes
    This is the 2nd time I've used Mark. The first was to create my first showreel which incorporated my work and a monologue that Mark filmed and directed from scratch. This time I needed more of my work added to the reel and the whole thing re-edited, and cut.

    Mark again was fabulous. He did a fantastic job, not only with the re-editing but also advice! He goes through each clip/scene with you asking what it adds to your performance, and nowadays where showreels really should be as short as possible, Mark was invaluable, giving me his honest opinion and I'm really pleased with the result. Not to mention, how reasonable his prices are! Mark's also friendly and fun, and extremely knowledgeable. I totally recommend him for all aspects of showreels!

    I am thrilled with my showreel that Mark has put together. I came to him with footage that wasn't brilliant quality but he made the absolute best of it. He worked very efficiently and has a really good eye for what will look best. I was particularly impressed with the individual attention he gave my showreel - I had every confidence in his professionalism and he really made sure I had the complete edit that I wanted. I would highly recommend his services to anyone, Mark really
    knows his stuff and will put you at your ease! ABIGAIL PREECE

    The selection of clips I gave Mark were not perfect, but he has worked miracles and produced a showreel I am very happy with. Mark took on board all of my requests - right through to the tiniest detail. He also gave great advice and suggestions regarding which clips showed me off best, where to cut scenes, and the running order. He was great at keeping me up to date with the editing process, sending me numerous drafts for approval until I was completely happy. I would definitely use him again, and recommend him to others. SUZIE BRAIN

    Delighted with my new showreel, a fabulous job done by Mark Kempner. If you're looking for someone to edit bits you've already got or shoot stuff from scratch Mark is your man. I really felt I was in a safe pair of hands. He's taken the time out to find what casting directors want to see. He is full of good and sensible advice drawn from a lifetime of working in our industry. Will definitely use Mark again and highly recommend him. TRACEY BRIGGS

    "I found Mark totally committed to giving me the showreel that was best for me. Great attention to detail, and lots of advice on what works best for the industry marketplace. Choosing the right scenes, finding the pace, music and editing, were all made easier with Marks knowledge and technical knowhow. Getting it onto the right formats, for Spotlight, agent and casting directors was also made simple and quick. I would not hesitate to reccomend Mark to any actor looking to make a new ,or re-edit an old showreel." STEPHEN BECKETT

    Mark filmed and edited this monologue for me as part of my showreel, and I'm really really pleased! I spent the whole day with Mark and wasn't hurried or pressured at all, he's incredibly professional but also a really great guy who puts you totally at ease and gives great ideas and input. His passion for what he does is fantastic, I felt like he was editing his own showreel not mine!! I'm really pleased with this monologue and cannot wait to see my finished reel! SUZANNA HUGHES

    "It's vital to have a video showreel these days, and we really like the way you edit yours" Peep show casting

    For anyone wanting to shoot from scratch, I film with a Sony Hi Def full widescreen camera, and pro Senhiesser mic systems.

    A video showreel is a sure-fire way to get your acting ability and casting type directly in front of the casting director, producer and or agent. Now that these can be placed on line and encoded to play smoothly, you will stand a far greater chance of being called to an audition if the casting director or agent knows what he or she is getting. Without a showreel, you are putting yourself at potential casting disadvantage.

    I offer actors a unique, friendly and personalised showreel service. I can even arrange, in association with an excellent professional photographer, a full Photo portfolio shoot with your pics on DVD at the end of the session. We can also arrange a full day’s Photo shoot and showreel Video combination session getting your pictures shot, and your showreel created and or edited, all within a day - subject to amount of work required.

    WHAT IF I DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH OR ANY PRE-SHOT FOOTAGE? I can edit your existing footage or I can create and shoot footage from scratch if required. The new footage can be shot in studio or on set at a location of your choosing. You can sit in on the editing, and mutually agree the final cut of everything.

    EXPERIENCE: I am a working professional actor and director. I see showreels from the casting director’s point of view and what they like to see, as well as an actor’s point of view, and what they want to get across. I also shoot and edit films professionally for many different corporate events as well as my own company events. I am particularly careful to edit to the actors strengths as well as taking care to keep the viewer hooked in. So no endless montages and flashy transitions, just well constructed contrasting scenes, neatly edited together to show the viewer “you” at your very best, without the viewer getting bored.

    The reels I have edited have been very well received by some of the top casting directors and agents, as they feature you the actor, and are never boring. They are edited with a business like understanding of what is expected within a show reel - as opposed to what your Mum might like to see!

    Your finished show reel can be encoded to DVD, and can also have full scenes on a separate menu front end DVD menu. I will also prepare and encode the finished reel for your website, Spotlight and or CCP sites. I can also offer you duplication services.

    HOW DO YOU WORK? I do not simply cut and paste and or plonk scenes together! I don’t charge by the hour creating a high bill for you. Nothing is standard or off the peg, I will take your footage, and if required re-edit the footage to feature you - not the other actors in the piece.

    Call me now for a chat about what you need, and in return I will offer you a very fair quotation and advice without any obligation whatsoever.

    I am currently based in Cheltenham, which is a cheap coach journey from Victoria. I also have full studio facilities in the St Albans area if required.....or I am willing to travel with kit to shoot on location if required.

    Examples of editing on "OTHER ACTORS SHOWREELS" page of my website and also on my youtube channel 01242 699449 mob: 07787 528 557

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