It’s pretty sad that I’ve been working professionally in this field for a year and I’ve been editing since college, but I still expect potential clients to wade through my vimeo site to get an idea of what I can do. Anyway, I’ve been putting it off because I haven’t had time, and also because it’s really tedious. Today I watched every single video I’ve made in the past year, stopping and going back and taking notes, and then playing again. The first watch through was deciding what I want to showcase, and my second go through will be deciding in which video I did it best. Which footage of a bus pulling up is going to get me a job? This is very similar to transcribing an interview.
Once I get this initial reel finished I want to use my unemployment to start filming some new clips to put in there. I would like to give the impression that I’m capable of editing more than just property videos. I’m really excited for that step, and even if I get a job soon, that’s how I plan to spend my weekends for the next few months.
Anyone else have their own struggles pulling together a reel? Any advice?