Weist-Barron-Ryan, Acting Workshops, Casting

KEEP YOUR RESUME UPDATED

If your acting resume isn’t a “winner,” it’s a killer.
A properly formatted and up-to-date resume shows professionalism and care for your work as an actor, as well as care for the casting directors, agents, and other industry experts who view your resume. We’ll not only create a clean, professional, and easy to read resume for you, we will personally work with you one-on-one to make sure it’s the best resume it can be in order to help you book acting jobs. Get your acting resume done professionally here at WBR!
Service cost is $40

HEADSHOT SERVICES

Richard Krauss, the OFFICIAL MISS NJ PHOTOGRAPHER , will be conducting a photoshoot at our studio in July, 2022. Date TBD. Contact our studio at 609-677-0075 for reservations.

HEADSHOT PHOTOSHOOT: $195

  • Includes 3 wardrobe (top) changes.

  • Touch up of the 8x10 of your choice, type setting of your name, and right to reproduce.

  • Additional touch ups are $25 per photo.

ADDITIONAL ADD-ON: Full Length Character Shot (ex. cop uniform, nurse scrubs, suit)

  • $50 per character shot

  • Includes touch up of one character photo.

  • $25 per each additional touch up.

If you already have a headshot and just need character shots, the cost for the shoot is $195.

 

Want to book your spot?

Watch this quick video to get a behind the scenes look at how Richard Krauss works with some of our actors during a photoshoot!

VIDEO AUDITIONS AND ACTING DEMO REELS

An important tool for any actor or actress that wants to find work is a Demo Reel. What is a Demo Reel? It is a carefully selected and edited montage of an actor's work as a performer in film, TV, or other video productions. Ideally, all content on a demo reel is professionally produced, but for a beginner with little to no experience that is impossible. Luckily, in the last couple of years, casting pros have become more accepting of reels that aren’t professional, as long as the quality is acceptable. This means that student films, independent films, web series, and privately produced scenes are widely used on actors first demo reels. Whether you are an experienced actor with previous work or just starting out in the business, our video services are here to help you.

VIDEO AUDITION ASSISTANCE

With today's technology, actors are often required to submit "self-taped" auditions rather than going and auditioning in person. As convenient as this may be, your audition can immediately be skipped over due to factors such as low-quality camera equipment, unclear audio or even just bad lighting. That is why we are now offering video audition services. Use our studio, equipment, and knowledge to really get the most out of your audition tape. This service includes a half hour of taping, critique and review using our high quality cameras, use of our studio space and use of a professional actor to read with you.

Cost is $50 per half hour and $20 each additional 15 minutes.

DEMO REEL EDITING SERVICES

This service is for the experienced actor or actress who has footage already and needs it edited to feature THEM.

The going price is is $70 per clip, $150 for 3 clips and $45 for each additional clip after that.

BASIC PACKAGE: 1 MONOLOGUE-STYLE SCENE & 1 PARTNERED SCENE

This service if for actors and actresses who don't have any footage YET. Shot in our studio, this package includes one monologue of your choice, and one partnered scene using either one of our professional actors or a friend of your choosing. This package also includes pre-production consultation to make sure that the material you selected is truly right for you, the use of our high quality cameras, one camera angle, up to 1 hour of studio time, hair and makeup, full post-production and 1 round of revisions.

 

Cost is $449

ADVANCED PACKAGE: 3 CLIPS OF YOUR CHOICE

This package includes everything the basic package does and more! Choose up to 3 clips total, either two monologue-style scenes and one partnered scene or one monologue-style scene and two partnered scenes. The advanced package truly gives you the opportunity to showcase your acting skills by allowing you to show the range of your abilities from clip to clip. Partnered scenes also show the casting director not only how you act when you're speaking, but how you act when you are listening and interacting with another person. This package also includes pre-production consultation to make sure that the material you selected is truly right for you, two camera angles using two high quality cameras, 1 1/2 hours of studio time, hair and makeup, full post production and 1 round of revisions.

Cost is $549 

ADDITIONAL SCENE WRITING SERVICE

As mentioned is the package descriptions, each package comes with a pre-production consultation, which includes going over the material that you selected or wrote. What we have noticed from these consultations is sometimes it's more difficult for talent to find the right material then they thought. This is due to factors such as the material can't be copyrighted, it has to be about 30 - 45 seconds long, or even talent is just having a hard time finding something that fits them. Don't feel like selecting or writing your own material? Don't worry! For an additional fee, our staff writers can write a script that fits your style and showcases your fullest potential!

Cost is $60 for the first scene and $50 each additional scene.

Video Reel Promo

Video Reel Example

VOICE OVER AUDITIONS AND DEMOS

An important tool for any actor or actress that wants to find V.O. work is a Demo Reel. What is a Demo Reel? A voice over demo is a short audio clip that best showcases your voice acting capabilities. It is essential to record a voice over demo in order to attract prospective clients who are seeking the exact same vocal qualities that you have. An impressive voice over demo will lead casting directors to hire you for voice over projects and help launch your voice acting career. Almost every professional voice actor has a high-quality demo that shows off their strengths and works to establish their personal brand. That is why here at WBR, we offer nothing but the best to ensure our services are of the highest quality this area has to offer. Working with an experienced sound engineer, receiving proper direction from our industry professionals and using our full functioning sound studio, which includes a WhisperRoom sound booth, top notch recording software, high quality microphones, etc.; you will receive the V.O. demo you deserve.  Whether you are an experienced V.O. artist with previous work or just starting out in the business, our V.O. services are here to help you. 

VOICE OVER AUDITION ASSISTANCE

With today's technology, talent is often required to submit "self-taped" auditions rather than going and auditioning in person. As convenient as this may be, your audition can immediately be skipped over due to factors such as low-quality audio equipment, unclear audio or even just bad form. That is why we are now offering audio audition services. Use our studio, equipment, and knowledge to really get the most out of your audition recording. This service includes a half hour of recording, critique and review using our high quality sound equipment, use of our studio space and use of a professional actor to read with you.

Cost is $50 per half hour ($45 with alumni discount) and $20 each additional 15 minutes.

DEMO REEL EDITING SERVICES

This service is for the experienced actor or actress who has audio recordings already and needs it edited to feature THEM.

The going price is:

Commercial Demo:  $150 for 3 clips and $45 for each additional clip. (Alumni discount $140 for 3 clips and $40 for each additional clip)

Character Demo:      $250 for 3 clips and $75 for each additional clip. (Alumni discount $240 for 3 clips and $70 for each additional clip)

Commercial Demo Reel

In this type of demo, you will demonstrate a variety of different kinds of commercials. For example, conversational, hard-sell, nonchalant, promo, public service announcement, etc. Standard commercial demos usually consist of about 5-7 reads but we recommend 5 for beginners. Also, the standard length for a beginner V.O. artist is about 1 minute to 1 minute and 15 seconds long.

 

This type of Demo includes:

  • 5 pieces of demo length copy Recorded and Produced

  • Help with selecting a script

  • Guidance and Direction during recording

  • Production, Mixing and Editing

  • 1 Round of Mixing and Editing Revision

 

Cost is one flat rate of $495

Character Demo Reel

The animation industry is fiercely competitive and it can take a while for a voice actor to book their first gig. That is why a professionally produced demo reel is an absolute must for anyone trying to break into this niche industry. In this type of demo, we consider the broad range of entertainment where animated characters come into play: TV programs and animated films (both for children and adults), dubbed foreign language cartoons, video games, computer games, mobile apps, talking toys… and the list goes on. This is where you get personal with characters that you either created on your own or voice matched. The ideal length for a demo that features multiple spots is 60 to 90 seconds so that the listener has ample time to appreciate your voice and what you can pull off. Of course, the length does depend on how many voices you can do which is why we offer multiple packages.

 

3 pieces about 45 seconds = $450

4 pieces about 60 seconds = $595

5 pieces about 75 seconds = $750

6 pieces about 90 seconds = $895

 

This type of Demo includes:

  • 3 - 6 pieces of demo length copy Recorded & Produced (Depending on package)

  • Guidance and Direction during recording

  • Production, Mixing and Editing

  • 1 Round of Mixing and Editing Revision

 

With this package, you will need to provide your own copy. We do offer a script writing service where we write a script specifically tailored to your voice. This service costs $50 per piece of copy.