View Full Version : Jeff Gaeta - VFS Demo Reel 2006

09-24-2006, 08:34 PM
Hello, my name is Jeff Gaeta and I will be graduating from the Vancouver Film School in October. I would like to share my Demo Reel that I accomplished over the past 6 months at VFS. My focus was on modeling, texturing, and lighting. I used XSI, Photoshop, ZBrush, and After Effects. Your comments and crits are welcome.

Download or watch here (

you can check out my site at: (

Thank you...

09-24-2006, 09:17 PM
Jeff, it's great to see your final project here, awesome job! You worked hard from the first day and the result is an amazing display of talent into an excellent demo reel!:thumbsup: I really like Jack, I think you caught the perfect essence of this original character, but I also consider very professional that you showed multi-fasceted skills in the two other models. Good luck with the job hunt... I'm sure you will find one really soon!


09-25-2006, 01:45 AM
WOW very nice job! I'm pretty much teaching myself and I'm just amazed what some people can do with these programs. What software are you using?

09-25-2006, 03:39 AM
hey, nice work man. i liked the way you started the reel. only thing i thought was missing was a little movement in the character, may be the head turns a little or he blinks. anyways the models look great.

09-25-2006, 05:55 PM
twocik23: Thanks you very much! I used Softimage XSI, Photoshop, After Effects and ZBrush. Work hard and you'll learn a lot...

mashru: I agree that a little movement is necessary. Thanks for you comments!

Lupin500: Thank you!

09-25-2006, 11:44 PM
Congratulations on a well presented demo reel.
Awesome Buick, I think making it look clean and shiney is cool, but not as interesting as perhaps adding a few wear and tear types of details.
All in all a strong reel, good luck in the job hunt.

09-27-2006, 08:52 AM
unbelievable demo reel jeff! its amazing how much i have seen you improve sooo much since term 1. you worked so hard and it really pays off. thanks for all your help and hopefully i'll get to work with you again one day. best of luck

09-27-2006, 09:35 AM
I really liked this, I have to do my demo reel soon when I finish Uni, this has gven me some inspiration. Its nice to see, enviroment, organic and hardbody modelling also good texturing and lighting, I'm sure this multi-faceted approach will get you work.

09-28-2006, 03:42 AM
WOO HOO Jeff!...Looks awesome mate:scream:...WOW! dang! donno what to say.....i don't need to wish you anythin' have it all...LOL

09-29-2006, 01:44 AM
You've come a long way baby! Seriously Jeff, you're work looks great! I love the scale and atmosphere you've created in your set! Right on!!

09-29-2006, 02:49 AM
Amazing work ..

09-29-2006, 06:17 PM
Thank you all for the feedback. Here is another render of the Buick. Something to show the wires a bit better. Cheers!

09-30-2006, 06:01 AM
Awesome work jeff, I love that car... good to see it all together as a finished piece. I like the changes you made and the way you captured the ripper, it works for me. good luck to you man, see you around.

09-30-2006, 12:14 PM
Fantastic stuff man, don't have one bad thing to say, it's just all so good.

The car is fantastic, the ripper guy in the set is awsome you captured a great feel and period there.

I just want to see more of your stuff.

three pints of guiness way up man.

10-01-2006, 03:53 AM
Very solid reel man. I really love that car. I think you got all your base's covered with this reel, hard body, soft body, enviro, now you just have to pick which one you like the best!

Well done and good luck man!

10-01-2006, 02:34 PM
hey man, fantastic work! your ripper looks awesome and i friggen LOVE that roadster!

10-02-2006, 02:58 AM
Hey Jeff

Man, really nice work, was a pleasure to study with you man, i learned a lot and you guys made all the differences for me.
All the reel is cool, nice enviroment and model and everything fits toguether.
Want to see you new stuffs...


10-03-2006, 07:05 AM
nice work man. keep it up.

10-04-2006, 02:12 AM
Jesus: Thank you. You've been a great help through out the year.

Luis: Thank you. How is everything? You can see my WIP on my website (

Alan: Thanks man. That's a tough choice! I love it all.

Nux: Thank you very much! I 'm glad you like the Roadster. I was able to hammer that out in one week. I was fed up with my character, so I decided to blow off some steam. I'm happy it turned out OK.

Daniel: Thanks buddy! Again, I'm working on some new stuff. I'll be updating my website regularly.

sachin3d: Thank you.

10-04-2006, 06:34 PM
Amazing render and solid modeling

Great work~

Keep in Touch

10-06-2006, 06:04 AM
Your new cut is awesome. Great job on the reel man. Shows a nice big range of skills, instead of just ugly naked creatures. See you tommorow, good times :)

10-06-2006, 07:01 PM
yjung1: Thanks for the kind words.

Jelmer: Thanks man. I really tried to focus on all aspects of modeling in my reel. I appreciate all the feedback you've given over the last year. I hope to work with you again someday. Cheers!

I have added a LOW RES version of my reel for faster downloads.

Check it out here (

10-07-2006, 12:11 PM
Amazing work there Jeff.

The reel turned out really great.
I think it is a very solid reel, and I wish you the best of luck on the job hunt (you wont need it anyway with this piece) :).



10-07-2006, 01:15 PM
Hey Jeff! Great to see the Reaper finished, I was waiting for this one and somehow missed it if it was there in the WIPs! Looks really butch...

The car's cute too but my fav is the opening shot.

Good luck job hunting :)

10-09-2006, 01:47 PM
Nice stuffs, Your piece is awesome!
I really like the transition between shots in "The Ripper", glad that I had a chance to watch it in theatre (well, at least at the "Bear Pit" )


10-10-2006, 09:32 AM
i like the new setup a LOT, great job man, i consider myself lucky to have met you and you're an amazing artist and it shows in your work :)

i remember when you guys were in term 4 and every modeller in our term was just blown away by the intensity of your ripper...

10-12-2006, 04:29 AM
Hey Jeff. This is Justin. Sweet Demo reel guy. and thanks for mentioning my tiny pathetic animation chunk in the window :)

mine -

10-13-2006, 08:29 AM
Hey Jeff - I'm digging this piece. It's not just a modeling reel that shows that you can sculpt, make interesting forms and create lifelike objects and creatures but also displys a good sensitivity to mood and tone. I like the way it is cut and how it transitions from piece to piece to leave me with a haunting feeling.

10-15-2006, 06:47 PM
Koke: Thank you very much. Your reel is fantastic as well...

Intervain: You were a big inspiration for me. Thank you. How is everything? In the UK I see?

pommegenozide: thank you and good luck.

uniraptor: Where is your reel? I hope to see it here soon. Thanks for the comments...

PureMoxi: Thanks again...I wanted this to be more than just a modeling reel.


10-15-2006, 09:56 PM
5 stars Jeff, great demoreel, nice transitions and I loved the studio render of your car
best of luck in your job hunt

10-27-2006, 11:29 PM
Great modeling and texturing! Jack is spectacular! Congratulations!

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