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boydmcc
Re: Television Reel Question
on May 2, 2007 at 2:22:18 pm

[BillG10009] " but how do you tell a story in a two minute reel of five different shows cut together?"

It may not be possible with this as a set parameter. Is there a reason you can only have 2 minutes in total for your reel?

I like your reel, but it goes a little long w/o adding new information. Without dramatically different material, the value of a montage really wears off. It'd be like showing the color red over and over again - you think it's something new, but it's really a slight variation of the same color.

What you may want to do is a short 30-60 sec montage as an intro to your work, then build 2-3 minute (or so) sections of the actual pieces as they aired. You could show a portion of the show at the beginning, then again somewhere in the middle and finally some type of resolution - telling mini-stories within that 2 minute piece.

The point your friend makes is valid, and people who are seriously considering you for a long form editing type position will sit and watch each segment. If they lose interest in your reel too quickly, it won't be because of length.

Anyways, just my $0.02.

Good luck!


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