Posted 20 December 2007 - 05:22 PM
So I'm leaving the quiet confines of Brooklyn College and heading out looking for work. I've put this reel together and am looking for feedback on making it as appealing as possible. Any suggestions are welcome.
Owen Donovan Showreel
M2 and nikon lenses
DVX-100A, FX-1, HVX-200
P.S. Student Filmmaker Magazine this month has an article on lens adapters, my work is featured and not too many pages away from an article by David Mullen! if anyone out there is looking in to getting one you should check it out!
Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:30 PM
Your stuff is a good start and you will be able to add and subtract to what you have built so far, but I think it is a good dramatic representation as is. One minor point is that I am not a fan of popular music on reels as it can often jade a persons interpretaiton. I'd say as you find work, don't leave out the less dramatic as you'll be covering your bases when folks need good shooters who can do more. By that I mean it's very easy to be typecast, similar to the scenario I mentioned earlier. Looking for someone that can do great talking head shots but you have none so in peoples mind you don't know how to do talking heads even though you could probably do them as good as anyone.
While I've personally never had a reel, I've many times experienced this bias. I was recently flown out to the midwest to do a campaign spot for one of the three big Presidential candidates. The reason I was asked to do the spot they wanted was because I had done a shot once for one of the guys who hired me that was a tabletop, but in his mind had exactly the same attitude they needed in this spot. GO figure!
Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:00 PM
As you shoot more stuff, you can whittle away some of the less interesting shots, but it is a solid reel overall.