View Full Version : Show Reel Winter 2005 / Compositing/VFX
March 8th, 2005, 04:42 PM
I need feedback, I am using this to try and obtain a summer internship, so please let me know whats wrong and whats right.
Brandon Nelson Show Reel Winter 2005 (http://studentpages.scad.edu/~bnelso23/Movement/DemoReel_wint05.mov)
30mb QT Sorenson 3 320X213
March 8th, 2005, 10:47 PM
sup ....Im currently takin a final portfolio class in school. These are the critiques I would give. First of all try to make separate show reels for each catagory.....An HR person probably wont want to sit through a motion graphics piece if theyre hiring for photo real compositors. True it shows the entire spectrum of what you do but it wont help iof they just fast forward to get to an applicable part.
Also I would take out the shot of the girl against the wall with the cg planes flying by. Theres no shadow on the ground....and the lighting needs work.
Maybe I downloaded it wrong....but the actual shot doesnt even show up or if it does...its only a couple frames...maybe an editing error.
Also make sure your name and info stay up all the way to the end....They kinda pop on for a second after the last shot and then pop off.
This is my advice if you are applying to an effects house.
You may however try to keep a copy like this for some freelance work....by someone who may have other uses for your services instead of the applied for job.
Nice work all around though...loved the catherdal piece...cool stuff.
March 9th, 2005, 04:23 AM
Heyo Clayton =0 omg your Avatar is so scary lol
At the end of your reel there's too much emptiness, edit out the parts after your info and name.
I would take out all of the photography stuff, even tho some it is nice to build compositional skill, it's just not as relevent to get hired imo. The long sequence in the hall with fish eye lens should be edited instead of played in full sequence, just to show the heavier composited parts.
gl on your internship!
March 9th, 2005, 04:51 PM
It's a nice reel but like Clayton said it may be an idea to break it up into specific areas (for example, I think there's enough compositing content to fill a whole reel). Just out of interest what area are you aiming for? I only ask because you seem pretty skilled in both compositing and design. I love the fish eye sequence - great cutting and technique - you've really made something out of nothing. Matte paintings probably the weakest of the three, and the photography is great, but perhaps would look better attached as a hardcopy to your resume. A bit of grading and finer detailing on the street war sequence wouldn't go astray either. Just knitpicking comments though - really nice work on the whole, quite ambitious.
Good luck with it man!