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Jonathan Ziegler
Re: How long should a demo reel be?
on Mar 6, 2015 at 3:37:40 pm

Depends on the project, but, as a rule, I like them to be under a minute (ideally 30 sec). Skip the plain, static camera stuff. Skip the talking heads. I can do that myself. I want to see shots nobody else has; not the stuff that EVERYONE has. If you have a LOT of unique stuff, organize it so similar shots are together and keep clips short. Don't worry about labelling everything (other than your name and contact info), if I can't figure out how you shot it, I'll ask. The problem isn't that I don't want to see it all, but I have 5000 disparate things and I have to change gears all over the place so I want stuff I can use to make quick decisions.

Also, I no longer have a drive on my computer so send a link not a disk!

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Jonathan Ziegler

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