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MF3dream
11-14-2010, 06:50 AM
Hello everyone, I'm going to make a lighting reel for the mid-end of the 2011.
It'll contains three to four CG shots, some scripting (python and mel) works and finally
my personal photography... All in all it will be around 2:5min long.
I've decided to put some full CG scenes plus one CG and live action integration shot (it'll be a really great scene I promise but I can't say what it is right now! :)) into it.

I want to hear your thoughts, because I saw some reels (great reels) that only
contained full cg shots and not any sorts of scripting or photographical works
(all 2 to 3 min) but some others do.
Will it be good to show scripting or photographic works in the reel like this? or spend all of its time for showing off the CG scenes?
Or is 3-4 cg scene will be enough to demonstrate someones lighting abilities?
Of course it depends on the type of the scenes but I want to know it overall.

Thanks in advance

Array
11-19-2010, 05:41 AM
2 to 5 minutes is way too long for a reel. Keep it short and sweet. As far as what people look for in lighting reels, be sure to show break downs for all of your lighting passes for each scene that you include.

MF3dream
11-19-2010, 11:24 AM
Thanks "Array"... I'll try to keep it as short as possible (2min or less) ...
Anyway from number of replys here I can guess that I'm on the correct way! :D

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