After my first year of working more commercially, I put together a reel that showcases the work I have done for clients over the months. I'm not sure exactly how I feel about it - I think it's a bit long and some of the shots are not needed, but I was wondering if there are certain things when constructing a reel that are favored and / or frowned upon.
Should a reel encompass a lot of shots from each project to give a sense of content, or should you be trying to only pull the very best shots to promote your cinematography only? Also, should it be edited heavily, using graphics, layers, etc. or should the editing be simple to just show the shot compositions?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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