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Spec Reel Length?


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#1 Chad MacKenzie

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 04:35 AM

Anyone know how long a spec reel should be?
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#2 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 06:35 AM

Under 5 minutes is the norm. But if you only have enough good stuff to make a 3 minute reel, do that. There is no use in putting 2 minutes of so-so footage on your reel.
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#3 Serge Teulon

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 09:30 AM

A good formula is - More quality and less time.
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#4 Chris Keth

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 04:58 PM

I tend to cut my reels a little shorter than expected perhaps. I figure it's better to leave someone wanting more than to have them wishing it would end.
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