My First Vfx Reel
My First Vfx Reel
Last edited by murali vfx; March 14th, 2011 at 04:55 AM.
Some of my quick thoughts after watching the reel:
It seems a little too long to me, I think you could drop the CG still render of the room and cloud shot. You also have a shot after the credits that doesn't make sense, I would move the coins before the credits.
Finally you have wasted space to the right of that shot with the little spider thing, either fill that space with information or better yet make the shot full screen.
Thanx For ur suggestion ,i will soonly change them.
here are some tips that I think will make your reel a lot better.
Change the camera angle of the house scene, it's right in infront of the house. Maybe go for something like 30 or 45 degrees from the front side of the house. You could also animate it like you do with the passes for that scene. Also I wouldn't change the soundtrack for every different shot, I would stick to one song throughout the reel. Don't show passes like Diffuse, Reflection, AO etc. These are basic passes and if you're applying for a job then you WILL know them. In your scene with the glass you should layout the windows better.
Personally I wouldn't give credits to anyone but myself cause OK tutors might have helped you learn but they aren't the ones applying for a job, it's you. It doesn't matter who taught you what, it could be a tutorial or the Max/Maya Help file, you wouldn't give credits to Gnomon, would you? Don't take this the wrong way but I would remove the "Dedicated to my parents" part. Remember your reel is your CV, would you dedicate your CV to anyone?
Like aaronbender said your last shot should go before the credits and you could narrow down the length of your reel.
Good stuff though.
I would change the soundtrack.
If I had to check your demo to hire you, I would set the sound on to simply check your artistic skills/choices.
Two possibilities for me:
To me, the soundtrack you chose is far too dramatic and badly mixed.
- An out of context and cool music that would relax me, reflecting the thought 'hey! this guy is cool, his work is cool, it will be pleasant to work with him'. A kind of light 'Cheers Up' soundtrack that will give me confidence.
- A soundtrack that is in context for each shot and would prove that you are not only a tech guy, but someone who cares about editing and presenting things well.
If I had to hire you, I would appreciate the nice and competent guy, not a disconnected 'warrior' focused on blunt things, as music suggests it. I'm confident you are not that kind of violent guy
Like Aaron said, re-edit your demo paying more attention to the rhythm. Essentially, this is due to the lack of relation between the very dynamic music and the peaceful shots.
A demo reel has to show that you are technically good and that you are an artist to ... and somehow, if possible, a fine guy everybody will want to hire.
Thanx for ur suggestions
Hay you done a good job...
please change your music track and go with one track binging to end. building explosion composite with some background then it will be nice what i feel you done a good job spl.. in that water i know that you done in real flow you done a great job...
keep going ... all the best
Hey thank u ,yes i have done it in realflow.
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