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#1 Chad Stockfleth

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 12:28 PM

Please check out my reel. It's a bit long and a little dated and I'm not an editor, but enough excuses! Enjoy!

http://www.yousendit...D48761579E610C5

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#2 Chad Stockfleth

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 08:56 AM

Is it too much trouble to download?
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#3 Stephen Williams

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 09:14 AM

Is it too much trouble to download?


Hi,

Well 25.9 MB is a big file. I had a shoot for this afternoon cancalled so I had time to download and view.
Its much, much too long at 4 minutes and 44 seconds. There are a handful of good shots but most are too ordinary for a showreel IMHO. If you aimed for 1 minute I think you could have reel worth watching. Please don't take this the wrong way, I am trying to help.

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#4 Chad Stockfleth

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 09:39 AM

Thanks for the input Stephen, I couldn't agree more. Not only is it WAY too long, but I included a lot of old footage from student films and early work. What in your opinion was worth keeping? This is over a year old and I am amassing my more recent work to include, but what do you think should rollover?

Thanks again!
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#5 Stephen Williams

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 10:24 AM

Thanks for the input Stephen, I couldn't agree more. Not only is it WAY too long, but I included a lot of old footage from student films and early work. What in your opinion was worth keeping? This is over a year old and I am amassing my more recent work to include, but what do you think should rollover?

Thanks again!


Hi,

The "moody lit" stuff is worth keeping, Don't repeat scenes like the skateboard and car. Show only shots of the sort of work you want to do. If you could get the shot without any effort or lighting its best left out unless its of a VIP.

Just my 2c

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#6 Chad Stockfleth

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 10:34 AM

Hi,

The "moody lit" stuff is worth keeping, Don't repeat scenes like the skateboard and car. Show only shots of the sort of work you want to do. If you could get the shot without any effort or lighting its best left out unless its of a VIP.

Just my 2c

Stephen


Good advice, thanks!
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#7 Morgan Peline

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 05:17 PM

Hi,

I have to agree that it becomes a bit samey after a while. Maybne you could organise the footage into groups a little better and then maybe shorten the reel a little. After a few minutes it seems like you are repeating shots even though you are not but they obviously come from the same films.

My 2 pence worth...
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#8 Michael Collier

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 07:06 PM

It starts well, but gets weak towards the end. Dont make a 5 minute demo if you dont have 5 minutes worth of good stuff. you can impress people with 2 minutes. also choose your end shot wisely. you have basicly ENG news-style video ending a reel that started with interesting film work. watch your pacing and sequencing. you have great shots there, but the editting confuses them.
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