Reel Success: Creating Demo Reels and Animation Portfolios

1st Edition

Cheryl Cabrera

Published June 19, 2013
Reference - 202 Pages
ISBN 9780240821023 - CAT# Y141267

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Are you an animator looking to get your foot in the door of the top studios? Break it down with Reel Success.

It's tough to get a job in the animation industry if you don't have a demo reel and portfolio that reflects your unique style and incredible talents. The reception of that reel will make or break you; so it's no wonder that creating a demo reel can be such a daunting task. Reel Success by Cheryl Cabrera can help. This book guides you through putting the right content into your portfolio, how to cater to the right audience, and how to harness the power of social media and network effectively. Accompanied by case studies of actual students' demo reels, this book teaches how to develop a critical eye toward effective and ineffective demo reels.

Reel Success offers you real successful:

  • Best practices for animators looking to get their foot in the door or remain active in a competitive market.
  • Examples of demo reels, featuring techniques beyond just animation for Concept, Story, Layout, Modeling, and Effects Lighting
  • Actual student experiences, professional animator’s techniques, and recruiter insights to help you get the inside track in the animation industry.


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