View Full Version : Peer Review My New Generalist Reel.

05 May 2009, 04:00 AM
Hi Folks,

I'm updating my reel and have a draft version I'm ready to bounce off my fellow artists.

It's a generalist reel. I focus on VFX, compositing, and 2D/3D design. I use mostly Lightwave and After Effects and everything in this reel is LW and AE.

I'm going to try to use this reel for picking up freelance and/or employment work in the LA area, so any feedback from veterans of that market would be greatly appreciated. I'm a freelancer from Ohio. I know LA focuses more on specialists, but I'm hoping to find work in a smaller studio that would need someone with a larger focus area.

I'm mostly worried about shot selection/quality, length, editing, and overall flow/feel. Thanks for talking your time to review it. ( (46MB) (NOTE: Click on "Download" once you click on this link. Sorry - it's Microsoft.)

Ross Newton

05 May 2009, 05:29 PM
Here's some stills that are on the reel to possibly entice more feedback. Thanks ahead of time for reviewing.

06 June 2009, 06:38 PM
Not a single reply? Is the reel that bad or is this forum that inactive?

06 June 2009, 01:01 AM
Its looking awesome, I have nothing to critique, it seems flawless to me. The only thing I would change is to put some text to describe what you did on the shot, like: modeling, post production, etc. So everything would be noticed, because so far everything is so good and fluid that it almost seems easy to be made. Hope I made sense :)

06 June 2009, 04:39 AM
Thanks for the review.

I tried my best to label things in the bottom left corner. Most of the reel is "all aspects" so I basically did everything. There's only four or five shots where I didn't do it all. Maybe I should call that out more. I have a reel breakdown that calls everything out in detail, that will be on my website once I post this new reel.

Thanks again.

06 June 2009, 08:20 PM
The reel and website are finally done. Thanks to the one person on the forum who reviewed it. I guess that's better than nothing.

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