Available for demo reel editing,
re-editing, and clip extraction.
re-editing, and clip extraction.
"When I first came to Elise, I didn't know how to objectively put together an aesthetically strong representation of my work. I had an outdated reel and a bunch of new clips and felt overwhelmed. From our first meeting on the phone, Elise was super prepared and got right down to work. She spent a generous amount of time and was clearly driven, creative, caring, thoughtful, detail-oriented, and a true actor's ally. She asked questions I hadn't even considered, and it inspired me to come up with ideas and suggestions that she quickly incorporated and then improved upon. A true collaboration! ...Within a very short amount of time she had put together a video of which I couldn't be more proud. My agents love it, friends and colleagues have overwhelmed me with compliments, and casting directors have been eager to pass it along as well. Elise is the person you want to make your reel 150% terrific."
-- JONAS COHEN, Actor (SVU, The Deuce, Blue Bloods)
"Elise is, in a word, fantastic. I saw the reel that she did for my friend Jonas Cohen when he posted it to his Facebook account, and he raved about working with her. I had my old reel, a lot of which consisted of clips I had literally taped with my iPhone pointed to the screen of my TV. The quality was bad. Because Netflix and lots of other streaming services have made it hard to get footage, I was stuck. I called Elise, and we hit it off immediately. I wasn’t looking, per se, for someone to edit my reel, but rather for someone who could source hi-res footage of my clips, and then consult with me about creating the best reel I could. First thing she said was, “You want to make sure that you are the star of your scene.” Interesting - I’d never thought about it like that. I’ve been fortunate to work with a lot of A-list actors, and it’s easy to get caught up in the world of “hey, look who I’m in a scene with.” Well this isn’t that actor’s reel, it’s mine. So I trimmed and cut and with Elise’s consultation, got the scenes to be about me, with the A-list star supporting MY work. Elise is fantastic. She’s collaborative, fun, incredibly easy to work with, and is SMART. I can’t say enough great things about her. Oh, and did I say she’s very very reasonable? Get her to build your reel, or consult with you, or find your footage, or ALL of it. Whatever you need for creating a great reel that shows off you, Elise Hudson is the one."
-- DOUG TRAPP, Actor (30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Plot Against America, etc.)
"Elise’s work on my reel was amazing! Not only is she incredibly detailed in her editing, but when my agent responded with notes, she was willing to make multiple drafts. I feel super confident with my new reel and anyone would be lucky to have Elise design theirs."
-- SHELLEY FORT, Actor and Writer
"Elise was super communicative during the whole process of her editing my reel! She updated me every step of the way, and I can tell she took the time to truly pull the best moments from the footage I sent her. I know there are ways to edit your own reel at home, but when you have someone else’s eye picking the moments that truly are the best, I've got to say, Elise is top notch!”
-- RYAN COYLE, Actor (Free Lunch Express)
"Working with Elise on my acting reel has been an absolute delight. As a professional actress, her sense of what standards the industry looks for is refreshing and encouraging. She sees each project as its own work of art -- she will ensure that every reel she creates for you is a quality, entertaining presentation of the best aspects of you. I even walked away from this project better in touch with my personal brand. Elise has also helped me return to my reel since finishing it, to administer new tweaks as my content changes. If you have the chance, I highly recommend creating your next reel with Elise!"
-- SUNNY VINSAVICH, Actor and Combatant
"Elise Hudson is a fabulous reel maker! She has a keen eye for detail and, because she is an actress, she has a great sense for finding and focusing your strong moments on film. She is a phenomenal collaborator and listens to your wants and needs while offering wonderful insight! Work with her and you won’t be disappointed!"
--MICHAEL MAHONEY, Actor and Singer
"Wow, I feel so lucky to have found Elise!! She is AMAZING at what she does and is such a joy to work with on top of that!! Her ability to identify the best parts of you is incredible, whether it be your most powerful moments or your most intimate scenes. She not only has a keen eye for detail, but she also looks at the big picture and puts together a beautifully-arced story for you. I had no idea what clips or videos I should include in my reel and Elise looked at ALL of them! Because I don’t have a lot of theatrical footage yet, she also took into account my musical gifts and came up with a reel that also showed off my skills as a vocalist & musician - focusing the direction on possibly getting some wedding singer roles in movies. I would have never thought of that!! And if that’s not enough, her prices are extremely reasonable for the amount of work she does at her level of expertise. Without her, I would have been lost!!
From the first consultation call to the very end, everything was planned and carefully pieced together to create a mesmerizing and refined final product, while staying in constant communication with me the entire time to make sure we were on the same page! Elise’s resilience, brilliance, and professionalism are one of a kind and anyone would be lucky to work with her! Not to mention her turnaround time to create this gem was quite unbelievable! And she even completed my reels while her power was out. WHAT?! Hire her!! I promise you will not regret it!"
--BECKY BASS, Actor, Musician, Vocalist
Jonas Cohen Demo Reel 2020