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Old March 28th, 2012, 02:37 PM   #1
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Demo reel or reels?

I've always been one of those jack-of-all-trades master-of-none kinda guys. I've been employed at the same company for the last 8 years and it has been even longer since I've done a demo reel.

Recently I found out that my current position is being relocated, so I decided that is was probably time for a new reel. I couldn't decide if it would better to make one reel or several each highlighting a specific area of work. In the end I decided doing several was the way to go since I have no idea of what I want to, or will be, doing next.

Here are my 3 new reels. Would you keep them separate or incorporate them into 1?



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Old March 28th, 2012, 10:36 PM   #2
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Re: Demo reel or reels?

I would think separate for each discipline. Tailor reels to the job you're applying for.

Why would someone hiring a DP want to see your motion graphics skills?

Why would someone hiring for motion graphics want to see your DP skills?

Etc.

Might even further subdivide into subject matter: Weddings vs. Feature Film vs. Corporate Video, etc. if any or all those apply.

I would think tailoring your approach to be as specific to the job you're after (assuming you send these reels when applying for specific gigs) would be the way to go.
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Old March 29th, 2012, 10:30 AM   #3
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Re: Demo reel or reels?

That was pretty much the conclusion I came to. I didn't go so far as to break it down by category, other than not including any wedding stuff as I only do a handful of those a year and that is certainly an industry to itself.
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