I'm looking for some pointers on my motion graphics showreel as I've recently graduated from University. I'd like to know which clips felt out of place (or just plain bad), any comments on timing, flow, overall style, music etc would be appreciated.
I realise my site is lacking and I'm currently working on that, but any constructive criticism on my reel is welcome!
You've got some nice looking work, and the length of the reel is good. The song goes well with the visuals (just out of curiosity, what band is that?).
I think you should use a different shot for the opening work after your logo, as opposed to the "turn TV off" clip. The clip is nice, but doesn't grab me as strongly as some later clips in the reel, and you really want to grab the viewer right in the beginning with really striking visuals. Maybe switch it with the "2006 and beyond" clip.
The clip in the middle with the map is too long without a break. It hangs in the middle when the camera waits on Lisbon and doesn't have the same fast-paced energy of the rest of the piece. Maybe break it up by putting a small clip from a different piece after the camera pans to Lisbon, and then cut back to the clip for the end action with the plain flying to Africa.
Aside from these little qualms the reel is very nice and tight, you have a good variety of styles and it looks pretty pro.