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Farrokh Kouchekpour
Showreel style
on Apr 5, 2011 at 5:13:53 pm

Hi Guys,

I'm trying to put my Editing showreel together, but I am stuck as to what approach to take with it.

I have already made specific reels for each short film I have done, using 2-3 whole scenes, but I want a consolidated showreel with all my work in.

Do I try and show pacing, beats etc or do I go with the 'music video montage' that alot of people tend to use. I personally would prefer the first as I am an editor, not a DP, but if the latter gets you more work then...

Please help.



Cheers guys

Farrokh


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Mark Suszko
Re: Showreel style
on Apr 5, 2011 at 7:20:30 pm

I asked Farrokh to re-post is Question here in hopes more editors would give an opinion.

Mine boils down to: "montage reels" are good for showing clips of your compositing skills and motion graphic builds, but they don't convey an ability to tell a cohesive story. If I'm hiring an editor, the first thing I need to see in his demos is that s/he can tell a story by how s/he sequences shots, audio, and effects.


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Stephen Smith
Re: Showreel style
on Apr 6, 2011 at 2:59:40 pm

I agree with Mark. Typically a Color Grading, motion graphics or special effects reel is a montage of work to cool music so you can show a lot of work in a short amount of time.

I prefer editing reels that show parts of a project so I can get a real good feel for pacing, style, and Etc.. I think if you do more then editing then it is good to have multiple reels so you can showcase your different skill sets.

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