RAW | rEEls
Actors: Meet Your Moment.
Here's the reality:
Actors need a reel. It doesn't matter if you are just starting down this artistic path or if you are a seasoned actor in need of fresh material that currently and authentically reflects the depth of your talent.
On a macro-level, it is critical to demonstrate to the industry you are currently working. But on a micro-level, it is imperative to be consistently working on something that feeds your soul.
This is where RAW | REELS comes into the equation.
Guy Camilleri, (owner of RAW acting studio) and Josh Salzman, (owner of Wavecrest Films), are located right here in Venice Beach, California. With over 50 combined years of experience in front of and behind the lens, Guy and Josh direct, film and edit scenes and monologues that will not only stand on their own, but are designed to look, sound, and feel as if they were literally pulled from a feature film.
Whether you already have something in mind to shoot, or are in need of material that will highlight your talent, we work with you to define your concept, shape the words on the page, through the on-set experience to final delivery of your scene. This process stems from the methodology cultivated from the RAW | CRAFT classes and THE ACTORS WRITE workshops.
From the concept- to the page- to the screen, we are on board to craft a signature fiilm while holding space for your unique talent and artistry... with an end result that will be undeniably RAW.
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Written and Performed by SAMUEL CAMBURN
Sam talks about his experience with RAW | FILM:
"I can't say enough wonderful things about Guy Camilleri and RAW acting studios. Guy has a presence that sets the tone and the bar, it's palpable and you know it's time to get to work. It's ok if you aren't there, but it is felt and it acts as a wonderful reference point and guide to get you there. His love and support for the craft meets you where you are and creates a safe creative container to explore. The entire community of talented actors, writers and filmmakers at RAW hold space for you in a special and educated way that takes you so much further.
I was able to take RAW craft classes and The Actors Write program at the same time. It was an amazing experience writing a character and scenes and being able to bring them into class to workshop. Guy Camilleri and Evan Wiener and The Actors Write program empowered something in me that I have been wanting to connect with for a long time, a story that wanted to come out. I was able to take a story that was living in me and bring it to life. I learned so much about the dynamics of storytelling and creating multiple dimensional characters through creating a story only I could tell. Evan is super smart and amazingly quick with references that were pertinent to each person’s story.
I decided to take my story to another level and shoot a short film highlighting my main character in a couple of scenes. The experience with Guy Camilleri's in tune directing (and coaching) along with Josh Salzman’s pro cinematography skills at RAW | FILM was game changing for me. They each held space for me as an artist and consistently brought professional insight and commitment to the art and the project. We all fed off each other and the movie magic flowed through the day. Josh was wonderful to work with during and post production and delivered a final edit that really connected to the soul of the story.
My confidence as an artist, actor, writer and filmmaker is so much more embodied in me in a way that you can only get from having the experience. Working with and being a part of this community has been a life and career changing adventure all around from developing craft with Guy in class and privately, birthing and nourishing an idea into form to create a final product with Guy and Josh. I’m so happy!!!"
Written and Performed by HOLLY LONG
Holly talks about her experience with RAW | FILM:
""After spending a number of months in RAW Studios class, startled to discover how much I was continuing to grow late into my years as an actor, I decided to create some reel footage with Guy as director. We settled on a personal monologue I had worked in class, and he introduced me to Josh shortly thereafter. Within a short number of weeks we all had co-conspired to imagine something very specific to my needs as an actor, which also turned out to be incredibly fun to make! The process of pre-production, shooting and post were practically flawless in terms of speed bumps, and felt like a grand collaborative effort. We also came in right around budget monetarily, though really, I got so much more than my money's worth since I was able to enjoy a hugely satisfying process which catered to my exact needs. I was in the best of hands both creatively with Guy as keen eye to my performance, and production-wise with Josh at the helm. Both Guy and Josh are simply at the top of their game, and provide a solid team to help you as actor manifest your work on film. I am incredibly proud of the stellar piece we made for my reel, and I can't wait to work with them again!"
Film is a language actors train and aspire to speak.
RAW | FILM holds space for you to be seen and heard.