Hey Brian,

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AvatarDaniel Bruns
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Hey Brian,

 

No problem man. You're honestly very talented at 3D work. I'm very serious about that. I've seen a lot of demo reels and worked with a lot of "professionals" in my day and have found that there are very few people who have the commitment and talent that it seems you have. The ones that do usually go on to work for broadcast stations, television networks, or fairly major films (or become a hidden gem in their community). You're good, and don't let anyone tell you that you're not worth a solid wage in this industry.

 

With that said, I think the best help I can give you is with your cinematography reel. I just recently searched the interwebs for the best reels in order to make one of my own and can tell you what I learned in the process. Just like any of us, clients tend to appreciate the flashier shots in a cinematography reel even though they may not actually be the most challenging. By this I mean crane shots, dolly shots, stabilizer shots, and timelapses of beautiful nature scenery or of something in action. In a nutshell, they want your reel to look like it could have come straight out of a Hollywood movie. I can't tell you how many clients I've been able to get interested in my work solely off of a fairly simple timelapse shot that I've done. Even if I take the time to relate to them what made an outdoor shot of an actor so technically impressive, they still only seem to ask me about the timelapse and dolly shots that I've done. As such, I would focus on putting beautiful nature shots and timelapses in your reel.

 

Hope that helps!

Dan

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