Reels: Group similar footage or disperse?
Posted 14 September 2007 - 10:34 AM
Just wanted to take a quick opinion poll...
When composing a reel, do you like to group clips from the same project together, (meaning :30 of project #1, :30 of project #2, etc.), or inter-cut clips from different projects throughout?
If you could explain your preference, that would be much appreciated!
Posted 14 September 2007 - 11:31 AM
Posted 16 September 2007 - 01:16 PM
Mostly, I think you run into the danger of lookling like you're trying to "stretch" your footage by mixing it all up.
Of course, usually you start with a little montage of a bunch of clips at the begining and the end of the peice when you do this.
I've never seen a reel that mixed doc and narrative, and I watch a fair amount of reels (but I don't work in a commercial agency, say, so I don't watch hundreds; maybe they are out there) . I'd say you would want to cut two seperate reels.
Posted 18 September 2007 - 01:36 PM
Charles: I would suspect that you being told what to see in a reel makes a pseudo standard for what reels you identify with.
We all know that in this industry a reel can be seen by the most amatuer mailroom employee and then a big time producer. Everyone suspects that they should be looking for something different, and everyone is looking for something different per project.
You can't win them all.
Posted 12 October 2007 - 01:36 PM
After deliberating for a short time, I decided to take Charles' advice.
I'll be posting a link to the new site soon, and would greatly appreciate any feedback/criticism.
Posted 15 October 2007 - 01:23 PM
Posted 16 October 2007 - 11:35 AM