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#1 Jamey Durham

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 06:54 PM

Hello I am trying to launch myself as a full time director, I am looking for feedback on my reel. I am hoping to get regional commercial gigs and I would like to make more features....

I appreciate any constructive critique.



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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 07:01 PM

Jamey, honestly I don't think a Montage is going to work as well for a director's reel -v- showing some selected scenes and sequences highlighting your ability. Watching your reel at the moment makes me look at it more as a DoP reel or an Editing reel than a director. You really need to present finished pieces with all the production sound, acting, cinematography, and some editing all at once to really sell yourself as a director. my 2 cents.
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Posted 04 June 2010 - 12:49 AM

Jamey, honestly I don't think a Montage is going to work as well for a director's reel -v- showing some selected scenes and sequences highlighting your ability. Watching your reel at the moment makes me look at it more as a DoP reel or an Editing reel than a director. You really need to present finished pieces with all the production sound, acting, cinematography, and some editing all at once to really sell yourself as a director. my 2 cents.


I agree with Adrian. You might want to shoot a few spec commercials and use those as a real. To direct commercials, you have to have commercials on your reel.
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#4 Jamey Durham

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 07:31 AM

Thanks for your comments
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