New demo reel online (already?)
Does nothing in this world last? A scant three days after posting my demo reel, I'm back with a shorter, tighter version that is half as long as the previous one. Forget you ever saw the original. There's no new material here, just new music--and a bunch of shots left on the cutting room floor. It's at the same link.
This new version is in response to some constructive criticism I received from the fine frequenters of Creative COW, a forum of media pros (COW stands for Communities Of the World, although if you're going to capitalize "Of," to be fair, you should also capitalize "The," which would make it COTW). The gist of the sentiment there was that my reel was too long, and that my music choice of The Chemical Brothers was questionable. So for this version I decided to buck the really-fast-electronic-music trend, and cut the reel to the O'Jays' 1975 funk classic "Give The People What They Want," which I believe is topically hilarious, especially given the current political clime. This new music choice may seem even more questionable than a lyric-free, fast-paced synthesized song--but if someone isn't going to work with me because of the music on my reel, then it just wasn't meant to be.
If you do choose to watch this new reel, I hope it's a more enjoyable minute-and-a-half of your life than the three minutes you may or may not have spent watching the original.