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boydmcc
Re: Demo Reel Question
on Feb 18, 2007 at 6:06:59 am

There's a certain element of flash that is appealing in the motion graphic reels one sees, but I wouldn't change my demo because of that. I do long form narratives and documentaries. People who hire me want to know if I can edit long form, not if I can do a dazzling graphics piece.

For commercials, that run 30-60 seconds, I'd just put my best stuff there and not worry about it. If someone's looking for more graphics/efx you won't be able to compete with those that do that for living. But a lot of people don't want that for their commercials.

When it comes to graphics, it's good to know how certain looks are achieved and how much it would cost to achieve them. You can always hire a graphic artist to do special stuff.

Don't forget, there are a lot of national level commercials that rely exclusively on visual storytelling. I'd say, go with your best stuff.


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