After looking through the example reels we had researched for this week, Greg gave us a few pointers on a few of the different types of reels there are in the industry.
- May make you more employable.
- Should still showcase your interests: show you are “T-shaped.”
- You may need to model your design in a dynamic pose rather than and A or T pose to sell it to clients/ perspective jobs: remodel for rigging if it is approved.
- Show the topology
- Turntables: Models should move, not the camera. Be thoughtful about the textures and lighting.
- Consider showing UV’s
- Focus on acting rather than simple animations.
- Have short cycles: walk, run, to/from idle.
- Show project work: have breakdowns.
- Make sure the timing works with your music.
- Show lit characters as well as environments.
- Focus on shading.
- Show the models potential!
- Character animating.
- Show 1 or 2 shots rather than repeating loads of stuff.
- Show the process.
Concept Art reel
- Show case composition.
- Can be nice to go alongside a portfolio but aren’t necessary.
- Have 3D concepts and explore their potential.
Motion Graphics reel
- Will prevent you from working in VFX and film
- Can be good for title sequences and ads