A great Showreel is one of an actors' most important tools. Now you can gain all the skills to shoot high-quality drama at home.
Learn the entire filmmaking process in simple, easy-to-follow lessons with practical demonstrations - using equipment you probably already own - taught by internationally acclaimed feature filmmakers.
Say goodbye to waiting to get high-quality Showreel footage from film roles. Have the confidence of knowing that your Showreel is always current and always eye-catching.
Follow in the footsteps of hundreds of actors who have created their own content and found huge success by developing filmmaking skills
This course is for you if:
You're an actor who needs to show what you're capable of to the industry to secure an agent or book more work
You want to have more control over your acting career instead of relying on others to give you footage or paying a professional company to create your Showreel
You want to expand your creative toolkit to include content creation, and become a more sought-after actor with stronger screen craft
Your Easy-to-Follow Curriculum
Learn at your own pace
Designed for Actors with no filmmaking experience
65+ studio-quality video lessons with real-world demonstrations
Lifetime access on any device
You'll find the best screenplays for Showreels and easily break them down for performance, direction and camera.
Learn the formula for cutting out things that don't matter and discover the practical steps every actor needs to take to get ready for filming a Showreel.
Mastering The Camera
Unlock the secrets to shooting flattering, cinematic images - whether you're using your smartphone or a professional camera.
Creating Cinematic Lighting
Using only basic lights, you'll explore the simple system used by professional Cinematographers.
Directing Performance (including your own!)
Learn how to constructively provide direction to your scene partner, and how to process direction when it applies to your own performance.
The Illusion of Film
Discover the fundamentals of getting your audience to suspend their disbelief when watching your work.
Test your knowledge in this series of Practical Workshops filmed with actors who are creating their own Showreels in studio and on-location.
Explore simple editing software that's probably already on your computer re-create your performance in the edit and enhance the impact of your Showreel.
Color Grading for Impact
Unearth the power of simple image enhancements that enhance the"world" of your Showreel achieve a high-end professional look.
Immersive Sound Design
Create cinematic sound so you end up with a Showreel that will draw the viewer in. Then distribute your work to Agents, Casting Directors and Studios.
Actor turned award-winning filmmaker Dean Francis
Dean started life as a prime-time TV actor before wanting more control of his career.
He taught himself filmmaking and achieved an MA from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) before directing, producing and shooting numerous feature films released right around the world.
He's taught actors and filmmakers at Australia's leading creative institutions including the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and AFTRS.
Dean is also the founder of JJ Splice Digital, a commercial agency with clients including NSW Health, Merivale, eBay and Uber; as well as the CEO of JJ Splice Showreels, which has spotlighted some of Australia's most promising performers.
What Actors Say
“The course is taught in a way that anyone can understand. Working with Dean has been great!”
- Mikael Koski
“The collaboration process was pretty amazing. I felt like I was in safe hands, which made filming the Showreel so much easier!”
The course starts now and never ends! It’s a completely self-paced online course, so you decide when you start and finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After you enrol, you have access to the course for as long as you like - and if you've signed up for Create, you get lifetime membership to the Professional Acting community as well! You can access these across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you’re unhappy with any aspect of the course at all, simply contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What if I’ve got no experience at all in filmmaking or shooting videos?
No problem! This course is intended for actors who are total beginners at filmmaking. Your instructor will support you in your journey towards creating your own Showreel and you won’t need to look far for personal support.
What if I don’t own any filmmaking equipment?
Its totally fine. As long as you have one device which can capture video - such as a smartphone - you already have everything you need to create a professional Showreel.
Can I still enrol in the course if I’ve never acted before?
You can! Because as well as learning a lot about filmmaking, by completing this course you’ll gain enormous knowledge about how to approach acting. These are skills you’ll have forever and can take with you as you gain more experience in front of the camera.
More skills = more opportunity to get high-quality work that you love.
Actors who update their Showreel constantly with eye-catching cinematic content are more likely to get cast. And they never need to pay filmmakers or appear in student films.
Actors who understand filmmaking master their screen craft with enormous precision and become more sought-after.
Actors who have filmmaking skills go from “waiting for the phone to ring” to mastering their own career with award-winning content.