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BrAd S
Demo Reel creation advice? (long form)
on Feb 18, 2006 at 12:38:07 am

Hello all,
Posted this in the Demo Reel forum, but I think it's more focused on critiquing reels, not creating them.
So I'm working on a new demo reel for DVD delivery. My love is shooting, but I produce and edit most of what I shoot now.
My DVD will open with a brief (15 sec.) montage, with an option to skip. Then, a menu will offer 2 different montages, a long form section (most of what I do), a commercial seciton, and an archive section.

The question is, in the long form index, should I create a specific long form demo, or just include segments from the original programs.
For example, a lot of what I've done is already broken into segments or chapters, and I'd like to let the viewer watch a whole section if they desire. But should I take, say 10-20 seconds of the best editing in the secitons I want to feature, and put them all together into a 'long form' montage? Perhaps there could be a "see more" button that takes them to the longer version and then back.
How will potential employeers best like to see long form work?
I guess that's the esential quesiton.

Thanks in advance.

BrAd


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BrAd Steiner
ImageWorks Media Group


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donatello
Re: Demo Reel creation advice? (long form)
on Feb 20, 2006 at 2:49:58 am

"But should I take, say 10-20 seconds of the best editing in the secitons I want to feature"

are you making a editing reel or a DP reel ??


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BrAd S
Re: Demo Reel creation advice? (long form)
on Feb 24, 2006 at 5:25:18 pm

That's a good point. Perhaps two different reels. Or both on one DVD. But 50% of what I've shot, I've also edited, so it seems to me I could feature them together.

BrAd

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donatello
Re: Demo Reel creation advice? (long form)
on Feb 26, 2006 at 2:15:14 am

DP - EDITOR = they are 2 different reels


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BrAd S
Re: Demo Reel creation advice? (long form)
on Feb 27, 2006 at 5:24:13 pm

While the 7 words of advice are appreciated (and the 10 before that), they don't really answer the questions I was asking in the first place. I've apparently posted these questions to the wrong forum. I'll try FCP.

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ImageWorks Media Group


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Kathlyn Lindeboom
Re: Demo Reel creation advice? (long form)
on Feb 27, 2006 at 8:12:57 pm

[BrAd S] " I've apparently posted these questions to the wrong forum. I'll try FCP.
"


A better place to ask your question would probably be our Art and Craft of Editing forum

http://forums.creativecow.net/cgi-bin/new_view_posts.cgi?forumid=27

or search that forum. There have been many discussions on this topic.



Kathlyn Lindeboom
The Mistress of Mmmooooo!


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