Showreel 2016 – Showcasing Your Range

October 10, 2016
Dan Moran C.S.I.

Are you showcasing your range of looks and grades with your showreel? Dan breaks down his latest reel and explains why


Are you showing too many similar looks?

In this Insight we take a look at ensuring your showreel is showcasing your range and looks and work instead of just your favourite jobs.

Your Reel Is Your Resume

I was recently completing my summer 2016 showreel and send it off to a few fellow colorists to get some pointers on tweaking it and their feedback was quite surprising.

All of their feedback mentioned that my images and grades looked great but many of them said there was a lot of heavily styled film style grades.

One even went as far to say that it had a slight “one trick pony” feel to it.

I lost sight of the final goal of a showreel.

To Win Jobs!

A good showreel should be a mix of clean looks, warm looks, grungy looks, cool looks, beauty looks, food looks, aggressive looks, sport looks and so on so forth!

The old saying goes that you need to have a car commercial on your showreel to win a car commercial in the first place.

Lets jump over to my video insight where I show a breakdown of my reel and why it consists of the shots and looks I have put in.

If you’ve got any questions, be sure to leave a comment!

-Dan

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