View Full Version : ShowReel 2009 - Environemt Artist - Karim Rehimi

01 January 2010, 12:37 AM
Hi there!

I just finished my my showreel and a little " teasersite ".
I would really appreciate some feedback on this.

Most of the stuff is from the last big project of the company I worked for ( House of Tales )
Unfortunately it will close its doors at the end of this month and i am back looking for a job :)
Anyway..thanks for any advise or feedback on the site and the reel.
I tried to keep it simple..the site has still some issues i have to fix though.

Greetings Karim (

There are some lowres streams on the site but i highly recommend watching the 720p versions linked below:

ShowReelWindowsMedia (
ShowReelQuicktimeMovie (

And for people with less patience

ShowReel on Youtube (

01 January 2010, 01:04 AM
thanks for the tip :)

I am sorry... i think i forgot that not everybody has a connection like i does.
well..could also be the server Location .. anyway here it is :

ShowReel On Youtube (

01 January 2010, 01:07 AM
I would love to check out your reel but please upload them to youtube or vimeo because its taking a loooonnng time to download and stream.

01 January 2010, 08:40 AM
good started

very good work i like it 2 much

go head

good luck 4 ever :thumbsup:

01 January 2010, 08:41 AM
I really liked your reel. Great environments. Very moodful!
Good luck on the job hunt!

Cheers Silverwing

01 January 2010, 12:29 PM
Thanks for the comments!
Any thoughts on the site? I mean i know ist bad and a bit goofy but i kind of like it because of this. Its not a site to represent i freelancer... also interesting if its working for everybody...i mean technicaly


01 January 2010, 05:03 PM
Some real nice stuff in there. The sets are dressed up with a lot of detail and everything seems to be modeled quite well, all I'd say to work on is your framing and lighting compositions as there were shots with lots to look at...but no real visual direction or light cues leading your eyes around the image.

Is the beginning stuff (the beach town) done with real time rendering or is it pre-rendered?

If it's real time, what game engine are you using to create these things?

01 January 2010, 07:37 PM
Thanks for your feedback!

I will keep that in mind

The Problem is that most of the work is for an PointnClick Adventure.
So there are often situations where you have to be happy with a composition even if there could be a better looking one because you have get some things on the screen.. its sometimes hard to cover everything up and still have a good composition.

The Engine is a 2,5 D engine. So the stuff is prerenderd but layered very strong . So you can put animations ans stuff in the scene.


01 January 2010, 09:37 PM
Great reel, Kareem.

I couldnīt open your reel on the site , so Iīve watched it trough Youtube. The environments are very good - I specially liked the beach/ waves, but you have a good variety overall.

My only complaint is that itīs a little long, at 3 minutes plus. Maybe you could trim it a bit here and there, and come closer to 2 minutes?

Anyway, very good work. Congrats!

01 January 2010, 10:01 PM
Thanks ! Glad you liked it!

Yeah..the length... I already trimmed it. Before it was 4.50 . Way too long.
I think it also could be the music. Because its very slow it could become a bit boring.
I tried faster music but that didnt fit the tone of my work...

Say, did only the streams on the site not work or also the downloads?
What browser do you use? It runs perfectly for me here...

Thanks again!

01 January 2010, 10:22 PM
The site openned alright; the problem was the streaming. It was too slow! I waited sometime, and then I went to Youtube.

Iīm using Firefox here.

01 January 2010, 10:41 PM
mhmh... okay, maybe its the size of the vids wich I am streaming.
LowVersion= 20MB & HighVersion= 60MB
The server is located in Germany and since your from Brazil...
Is this possible? I mean i almost cant believe that my server is so slow.
I downloaded with 1,7 mb/ sec today...

01 January 2010, 10:48 PM
Hm, I donīt know. Your files arenīt that big...

Maybe itīs something on my side (but usually my web is fast).

01 January 2010, 11:05 PM
Anybody with the same problems?
Or maybe someone who can watch the streams?

Please tell me ! :)

01 January 2010, 11:25 AM
Great showreel!!

I've tried to download the reel using IDM, and got 170KB/s average, and I'm in Indonesia, it's pretty fast I think...didn't tried streaming, cause I prefer download it and play it locally.....

01 January 2010, 11:52 AM
Thanks for the feedback !
Watched your Reel too ! The compsiting and the car stuff are really good.
The Only thing what has not the quality of the rest of your work is the living room and the outside view of this house... the modeling seems a bit too blocky to me .

So it works with the downloading. great :)

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