With thousands of creatives putting together and promoting their showreels, you might be wondering – “How do I create a reel that stands out?”
Happy you asked! In here, we’ve put together some tips to help you plan out a killer showreel that you can be proud of.
Look at future as you would the past
While a showreel should comprise of your best work, what’s more important is to only highlight the kind of work that you want to keep on doing. If a particular piece is something that’s no longer relevant to what you’re keen on creating, then ditch it. Aim not only to impress your viewers but also to satisfy your passion towards the kind of work you love and enjoy doing. Do this, and you’ll end up working on more projects involving that kind of style.
Beef up your front load
Since a showreel is majorly about showing off what brands you’ve worked with and trying to impress your clients, make sure you place the best shots and brands up front – as much as we would love to think that viewers will stick to viewing your reel up to the end, chances are that some won’t.
Only show shots or projects which you actually worked on. It is vital to be honest about how far your involvement has been on certain projects. It’s evident when something doesn’t match your experience nor expertise, and doing as such can hurt your showreel more than it helps.
Select your music carefully
Having a track which varies in pace can help keep your showreel edit interesting, yet don’t fall into the trap of selecting music you like – think about your viewers instead.
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