Before this year I had never made a showreel, however being so close to graduation a showreel is essential to establishing yourself as a professional. A showreel sells your work and it needs to be perfect, this is why it was crucial for me to get feedback on it.
I sent it to, 2 different lecturers just to get a variety of feedback. The lecturers that I sent it to were Ken and Clifton. They gave very positive feedback. After looking at my showreel, Ken said
“It’s fine content wise except I would be a bit more specific about this sort of roles you were after. Instead of Filmmaker put down:
Or choose one of the list to focus on depending on what you want to do?”
The first draft of my showreel stated that I was a filmmaker however Ken said to make it a bit more specific, I agreed with this as I feel that If I want to get recognized as a director I need to promote myself as one.
Clifton’s feedback was a little unexpected, he stated
I was really pleased with Nick’s feedback, due to timing I did not split up my portfolio into different areas of work, however I did take on board his comment about making my showreel autoplay on the home page, I also looked through the spelling and grammar and made sure everything was spelt correctly. After making these changes I then sent my portfolio to Meera Darji who said…
Again I got some positive feedback from Meera however she wants me to be more creative with my website. When I first started creating the portfolio I decided not to use a template and work on a blank template instead, I carefully designed everything on the website. I am working on branding myself as a professional, once I have done this I will change the portfolio according to the theme, colours and overall look of my brand but till then I think I will keep it to how it is.