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08 August 2005, 07:52 PM
Here is my first demoreel, which I made recently, to put together most of the 3D work I have done up untill my recent graduation from the NCCA at Bournemouth University. The majority of the work included in the reel, is part of various courseworks, but it also includes personal projects.
For further information, CV (http://www.ch3.gr/about/cv.pdf) and the full length animations, you can visit my website (http://www.ch3.gr/).
thanx for viewing.
demo.reel.05 (http://www.ch3.gr/about/demo.reel.05.avi) (58mb DivX)
08 August 2005, 10:35 PM
Might want to post a link to the demoreel? I tried navigating to the one on your about page of your website but when it downloaded I couldn't open it - I guess due to the codec? A quicktime would be nice :)
08 August 2005, 11:30 PM
dogh.. classic. thanx for that Matt.
The codec is a divX. I guess I should do a quiktime.
08 August 2005, 12:41 AM
Well its working now, maybe just a dodge download the first time.
A few quick comments, I think your last short film kicks the arse of anything else on your demoreel, and would be sorely tempted just to send that out by itself. The quality is consistently good throughout. That said, the landscape opening shot is pretty sweet, especially the wider angle. The stop motion animation works great in your credits, I'd probably leave out the stuff in the middle. The cartoony animation with the pre-made rig is ok, second shot is better than the first, but still not quite up to the level of your film. The cheetah anim is a little too small to read very well and lacks weight. The one legged character at the end shouldn't be the last shot on your reel, as that's what people will remember, and again isn't quite up the the standard of the earlier work. The planetary stuff is nice.
Do you have a specific position in mind that you're applying for with this reel? Its quite broad, which people seem to be looking for a little more these days, though if you're applying for the larger shops might be worth trying to narrow it down a little.
I'm sure you won't have a problem finding work though!
08 August 2005, 02:51 PM
...would be sorely tempted just to send that out by itself...
In the DVD version of my demoreel, a menu follows the video you watched. Through this menu, you can watch each individual project, in its full length.
As you mentioned, it is a bit broad in terms of showing off skills and what kind of job I would be looking into. There are various projects, some quite new, other really old (like the stop motion in the beggining), with a big contrast on the quality and style. It is true that most of the companies want to see specific things and be able to understand straigh away the post they will offer to the individual. They also say put your best stuff right in the beggining. To be honest I didn't want to follow this recipe. I see this demoreel more like a personal collection of most of the animations I have made up until now, plus the images and photos you can find in the DVD version. At the moment, I have only given a DVD just to 3 companies, but on the other hand about 15 to friends and familly. Probable just this video is not enought for a demoreel, but during the two interviews I already had, it prooved to be a good idea to have the full animations, as each one wanted to see a different project more than once.
The type of job I am looking, is surely not a specialised one(just modeller, rigger or something similar). It will either be in a small company where everyone is doing a little bit of everything, or as a TD (lighting, shading, rendering, effects) in a big company. At the moment I am trying to get a place as a demonstrator at the NCCA, but I also have a couple of offers from companies in London.
thank you for your reply Matt.
08 August 2005, 03:02 PM
mov mov mov
08 August 2005, 03:35 PM
Iím not saying anything new just agreeing with what was said before more less. I thought the reel had a nice feel to it and I liked how it flowed with the music but youíre not very specific on what you want to do. It doesn't say if you're an animator or a modeler etc. You had some nice pieces of work on in though. I liked the whole part with the guys with the hammers and the city being built and I though that that was the strongest part of your reel.
08 August 2005, 03:44 PM
sergioKomic: I'll try to find a decent quickTime compressor and I will upload one. I am just not used in making quickTimes.
absent1001: "It doesn't say if you're an animator or a modeler etc."
I know, it was itensional, as I dont want to be specialised. I have just gratuated anyway, so I dont really know what I would like to get in to more.
The people with the hammers are from my latest short Theros (http://www.ch3.gr/animation/year3/theros%28high%29.avi) (you can read the thread (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=240957)).
For the growing city, you are probable talking about sinisterScene, which was the very first project at uni, which I recently rerender. You can have a look to all of the animations to my website (www.ch3.gr).
thanx for your reply
08 August 2005, 06:52 PM
sorry ı cant enough time for 50 mb download so ı visit your site. ı watched some of them and they are very nice. Your animation and modeling skills are good enough to find a jop. hope you choose your way and be happy with that. but it s important to focus in a one topic. othervise you have idea about everything but not master in a one. that all my says nice jops take care yourself...
08 August 2005, 04:12 PM
Sorenson is OK in my book....
(make it small 320*240 just so ppl can have a quick peek....
08 August 2005, 04:12 PM
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