A Sizzle Reel is a two-minute presentation to showcase your talents, look, or product. The industry standard includes upbeat music, contact information, and quick cuts of video clips or photographs, not to exceed two minutes. If a real-bearded Santa shakes hands with a prospective over the summer, he may be able to pull off getting the prospect to imagine him dressed like Santa... but what do you REALLY bring to the event? Other performers who wear array that is quite different from their day-to-day look have an even bigger challenge to help the prospect imagine how you'll look when you perform. Handing them a business card is nice, they'll see one snapshot of what you may look like when you arrive. Performers just aren't carrying around ZED Cards anymore. Enter the Sizzle Reel! Your Sizzle Reel is a perfect addition to your Social Media Marketing. It is an opportunity to really showcase your talents and how entertaining you are to those you're hoping will hire you. We so often hear that you don't have any good video. In Jessica Kringle's Sizzle Reel (above) you may note that a great part of her reel is still shots. Quite honestly it is ideal to dress in your array, find a quiet, well-lit spot, set up your camera, and pretend there is an audience! This way you have control over the quality and you don't have to get release forms from anyone else who may have jumped into your shot. If you act, tell stories, read books, do magic, HO HO HO, twist balloons, paint faces, have a puppet assistant, do ventriloquism, know ASL, sing, play an instrument... whatever you do at your gigs, a Sizzle Reel is the perfect calling card to get the bookings! Sizzle Reels can also be used for products and are perfect for a Kickstarter or GoFundMe campaign or to demonstrate what your invention or product really does. Check the statistics, people aren't reading much anymore. It's actually amazing if you're reading this. People want to receive their information in the most interactive way possible. That's video... that's your Sizzle Reel. We will create your two-minute Sizzle Reel for a flat rate of $150.
Please keep in mind that a Sizzle Reel can only be as good as the videos or photos that you submit to us. We do have some license free music. You are also welcome to purchase the use if you are needing a particular song. Please make sure you have release forms for anyone besides yourself in any photographs or videos you submit. Quality is very important to us and we take great pride in our work. We will crop photos as needed. If you need further photo shopping done to your photos such as beard/teeth whitening, blemish removal, glare from glasses removed, people removed who didn't sign a release form, bright lights that detract from how great you look, etc., there will be an additional charge per photo. If you have video clips that you want in your reel, you will need to identify the stop and start spots in the video (counter numbers). We do not watch the video and choose clips for you. Please be sure that you have permission to use any video clips and photographs that you send in for your Sizzle Reel. You will need to get the photos to us via Google Drive (preferred) or Drop Box. We will also need a quality copy of your business card or flyer to use in the extro. We will add some titles to your work at no additional charge, but if you want text added, we will have to cover for our time. We will allow you to preview your video before we finalize its format and you have an opportunity to make simple changes or correct errors at that time. Once we finalize the export, you will have three days to submit errors for correction at no additional charge. Changes that you want that aren't due to our error will require compensation for the time it takes. Please contact us if you have any questions.