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Van Lutz
Editors Reel Help Please!
on Jul 3, 2014 at 10:25:26 pm
Last Edited By Van Lutz on Jul 7, 2014 at 11:19:37 pm

How long should an editors reel be?

I've edited 4 feature length movies. Three have world wide distribution. All are micro-budget.

The two I've done for a film maker friend are awful. There's no getting around how bad everything about them is. But, the editing did get them distribution. I still wouldn't use them on my reel.

The two movies I wrote/directed/edited etc have great acting, however the footage is questionable as far as cinematography goes.

I want to edit features that are character driven. While anyone with a computer can edit shots together, it's difficult (IMO) to put a scene together that tells a story in the most dramatic fashion. That's what I think (and I've been told) I do.

I put together a reel that I think shows different elements to storytelling and creating a scene. But, it's 8 minutes long. Which is WAY TOO LONG, especially being a reel.

This is just a rough cut, not the finished product.

Any suggestions on how to cut it down to a viewable length, yet containing the scene structure that shows drama?

Thank You in Advance.

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