Editors, Motion Artists, etc., require solid reels. A good one can see them being hired without even interviewing.
So what makes a good reel?
Though partly subjective, skill plays an obvious part.
The following tips should help you create an exceptional reel.
Keep it to 60-90 seconds, featuring only your best work. 20 seconds to gain attention, the rest to highlight skills. Never repeat footage.
Target your reel to your audience, i.e. Editor, Director, Head of Motion. You may need multiple reels, especially if you have various skillsets: 2D, 3D etc.
If your reel is a collage of work, ensure the music matches the mood and frames match the beat.
Show your personality, style and creative flair. Let people enjoy the show!
Ensure all footage is yours and you’ve permission to use it. Include a description underneath of what your involvement was.
Name drop impressive clients in the frame if they’re not obvious, emphasise your technical prowess with split-screen before/after images.
Check thoroughly for technical errors.
Use a leading platform to showcase your work.
What do you think makes an exceptional reel? Is it subjective, or are there core principles to an exceptional reel?
Join the conversation here.
Are you looking to hire exceptional talent in Production & Project Management or looking for your next role?
Learn more about how we can help:
Connect with our specialist Marcus Rochlin today.
What is a Layer 2 Blockchain Solution?
This post is part of a Web3 series by DMCG Global Technical Writer & Software Consultant Sean AndersonUnderstanding Layer 2 Blockchain SolutionsBlockchain technology has been a revolutionary force. However, it faces a significant hurdle know...More info