“Please send us a link or a dvd to your demo.”
I’ve been delaying to put together my work in a ‘reel’ format. Ever since I was interested in editing and post-production, I always froze when the job posting requires a demo…
It’s been done!
Break out the champagne!
My acquaintances and friends never really asked me for my demo when they needed me to help them on a production.
I had always shown them the last recent project I just completed or edited (which was usually short event promos from Hastings Racecourse or a DVD of the last band I went to go shoot at a bar) so I never really had to put one together.
I guess I’ve been putting off editing my demo for a while because I was still trying to figure out what I really want to do. I love editing, but I love doing other things too. Self-confessed workaholic…work hard, party hard.
I couldn’t figure out what to do for my demo. Do I want it long or short in duration? Do I make it all ‘shazam’ with tonnes of graphics jumping out at the user with fast cuts? How do I glue recent work I’ve done to make it engaging as a reel?
I kept my reel reeeellly short.
It’s under 2 minutes. I’ve only included my work done from Summer 2006 to the present because I didn’t really want to delve into older projects like student films. So I only included the two weddings I’ve edited last year, an epk and a beer promo for a medium pace. I wanted to throw in my Magic Man music video in the mix, but my classmates recommended that it would totally take away from the rest of the demo reel.
It took a long time for me to think about the ‘look’ for my reel and to find my footage and videos in my archive.
I’ve done my first demo reel.
Stay tuned, there will be more coming your way.