I am a freelancer just starting out in this business. I have taken a different approach to a demo reel and I would like to get some feedback if you have the time. Since I have done a lot of different things, I created a gallery on my website. You can look at different things that I have done instead a single show reel. You can see it here: http://www.maxyasgurproductions.com/Macks_Yasgur_Gallery/Macks_Yasgur_Galle...
'I have taken a different approach to a demo reel...'
I don't really understand your post. You have some samples of your work on your website, but you don't have a demo reel; isn't the whole point of having a demo reel for potential clients/employers to see your short samples of your work together?
I created a gallery and separated several types of work into albums. I thought that way, if a client wanted to see my concert stuff, they click there. If they want to see a webmercial, they click that album. I realize a traditional reel is one video showing several pieces. That's what I was getting at.
Okay, I see your stance. I guess it depends on how you look at it...I would think that if a potential client is interested in some sort of video production, they'll either want to have a quick peek at your general work (which is what demo reels are good for), or they'll want to see specific previous examples, so that they can make a comparison of what their video could look like if they decide to work with you.