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Jim Zito
Demos on YouTube--Good or Bad?
on Sep 22, 2006 at 7:03:47 pm

I was just curious how everyone felt about posting demo reels on YouTube and MySpace. I've seen a bunch on there--some of them are pretty good. But obviously the quality isn't going to be as good as it would be on your own website. Does that seem unprofessional?


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Greg
Re: Demos on YouTube--Good or Bad?
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on Sep 22, 2006 at 9:04:14 pm

In my opinion it's all about location. Will prospective clients take your seriously? Who are your prospective clients? Will it impact the overall value perceived of your work?

What if I sold solid gold necklaces and I advertised them in Walmart as opposed to Saks. What would the perceived value of the necklace be in Walmart, how about in Saks?

If you're doing wedding videos maybe YouTube and Myspace work. That's where that younger generation spends their times. Hope that helps.


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mYthprod
Re: Demos on YouTube--Good or Bad?
on Sep 23, 2006 at 7:11:28 pm

Generally it depends on who you're pitching to but you're not likely to attract a client who's willing to pay you what you're worth if you're not presenting yourself in a way which conveys you're worth the money. The last thing you want to impress upon your audience is that you're willing to embrace shortcuts.



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Jim Zito
Re: Demos on YouTube--Good or Bad?
on Sep 24, 2006 at 8:08:16 pm

Those were pretty much my thoughts too. I haven't seen it discussed on here yet and was curious about people's opinions on it. I don't think I'd hire anyone for a big budget job based on a YouTube reel either. It doesn't cost much to have your own site with a reel on it anymore.


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Christopher Gomersall
Re: Demos on YouTube--Good or Bad?
on Sep 25, 2006 at 2:51:09 pm

I've had a reel and samples on my site (http://www.upstairsmedia.com) for years and have recently put a few samples (not many) on a You Tube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/upstairsmedia). The You Tube Channel is not a replacement; just another way to expose my work to more people. The You Tube Channel has a link to my "real" site with more and better samples. My work runs from training films to live events to documentaries and even a feature in development so I need exposure. I don't see how it can hurt but we'll see


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