Show Reel research

From all these examples I have learned many things about making a good show reel, including the basics of how they annotated and how the shorter reels keep the viewer’s attention better.

A good show-reel that does a good job of displaying its great models, although it is far too long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfbqgnqf0SU

This reel has an interesting mix of polished models and the models being used in fully rendered production.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZYpn2Tn5pM

Clearly shows the finished work, smooth model and topology. Despite being quite long, it does not linger on any scene so it does not become as tiresome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJloLk_pxFk

A basic reel, but it keeps your focus because of its short length. The plain grey background is a good choice as it is not distracting or hard on the eyes like black or white would be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs1Lz5Cr6do

Nice models and animation made more effective by the range of very different creatures that move very distinctly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYFrBg1yb6g

This reel is much too long for a personal show reel but breaks down the animation and rigs really well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsZGLAvlRAs

Its focus on one good rig makes the reel have a sense of continuity, and shows clearly what all the controls do

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ8KzB1Kyp8

The work displayed in this show reel varies in quality but the show reel is well paced and short, keeping the viewer’s attention.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K2WKMah5eU

 

 

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