8 Tips for Constructing an Unforgettable Animation Reel – Rocketstock

8 Tips for Constructing an Unforgettable Animation Reel – Rocketstock

Ready to land your next video job? Here are some tips for creating an engaging and unforgettable animation reel.

Top Image: Batman: Arkham Origins via Blur Studio

No matter which area of the production industry you go into, you’ll need a solid reel to showcase your work and sell yourself as a professional. This is definitely true in the world of animation, which can include motion graphics, visual effects, and traditional animation.  Let’s look at eight tips that will help you get on track toward your next big gig.

 

1. Make an Impression, Keep It Short

Ask 100 professionals how long a demo reel should be and you’ll likely get just as many different answers. Still, most tend to agree on a couple of points:  you need to get to the good stuff as quickly as possible, and you’ve got keep it short. A good rule of thumb is to keep your reel under two minutes while maintaining a consistent pace.

Here’s an example from NEEKOE that proves the benefits of keeping your animation reel short and sweet.

 

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