Demo Reel Suggestions
Posted 21 January 2008 - 12:22 PM
I have been poking around this site checking out members demo reels and see that the majority of DP's tend to simply overlay beauty shots with music underneath. Should I abandon cutting the trailers and just slap on the nice visuals? If I do, should I segment the material into specific projects and place titles of the projects and the year of production?
What are potential clients looking for most when they look at a reel? Obviously for DP's, they are looking for nice visuals, but isnt a little bit of entertainment also necessary?
Posted 21 January 2008 - 06:00 PM
A reel consisting of, lets say, three different scenes, each from a different film. As each scene plays, you have a commentary soundtrack explaining how and more importantly why you photographed each scene the way you did. I think explaining how the script informed your decisions would be great, because you would also be letting your demo-viewing audience know how you approach and interpret a given script, and that your choices were motivated by the script, and not just for the sake of a good visual.
Now, perhaps this isnt such a good idea. I dont really know. And I cant say Iv ever seen a demo that did this. But who knows.
Edited by Keneu Luca, 21 January 2008 - 06:02 PM.
Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:17 PM
Thanks for the suggestion.
Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:28 PM
Posted 31 January 2008 - 11:25 PM
Posted 01 February 2008 - 12:29 AM
for features, a montage over music is common, though your practice of making custom trailers sounds more interesting to me.
Ok, thanks for response. Thats what I was thinking as well about interesting/entertaining. But does anyone else cut their own reels in that fashion?
Posted 02 February 2008 - 06:28 AM
Posted 02 February 2008 - 06:38 AM