AM Webinar - demo reel dos and don'ts

Carlos Baena has a webinar up for Animation Mentor that is all about the best way to make a demo reel. A must see for students so drop by and watch it here!

Recent ARC post about show reel design with links to all the ARC resources on creating show reels.

9 comments:

frank said...

Thanks Ian. Good call.

Cassie said...

Um, sorry we can't register the webinar only streams to certian countries:'( we'll just have to wait to see the replay...

Ian said...

Yes the replay will have to do :)

Its good that they are now putting up the old ones permenently, It was good to be able to go back and have a second look at the Shawn Kelly one.

frank said...

Hey Ian, I worked out how to move posts around in the blog. I saw that carlos Baena's webinar was up, so I moved the old news notice up to the front.

frank said...

Don't be frightened off by the scary lady's voice at the start (that sounds a bit like Shawn Kelly's mom). Her "HellOooo!" almost knocked me off my chair.

frank said...

Interesting comment by Carlos about showing animation exercises vs. personal animation work in a demo reel.

He notes recruiters (at Pixar) see hundreds of reels and see the same exercises over and over again.

I think the SBIT system of Essential Animation Principle Scenes (EAPS)- body mechanics, walks and runs, audio driven - that combine Essential Story Principles, creates a good mix to communicate personality and animation guns. It shows the artist and the craftsperson.

Ian said...

Its funny watching him try to explain what or order to put your work in.

He tells you to put the best last but that he has made up his mind in 10 to 15 seconds.

He says put your second best first, enough to keep interest in the middle and your best last.Then if the quality of you work is measured from 1 to 10 then the beginning middle and end all need to be above 8.

My interpretation, if you want a job at a major studio keep it short and it all has to be bloody good.

frank said...

For a student show reel, I think it means: Put your best work first.

I agree about brevity. Carlos suggests 20 seconds and the recruiter has made a judgement.

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