February 20, 2019 at 5:17AM

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Should I show my bad show reel?

I'm looking for a job in a film production company. Any kind of company, any kind of job, I don't care, I just wanna get some experience.
I have made films for some years, but none of them have turned out good. I'm very dedicated, and my work is getting better and better, but still it'll probably be a while before I have anything worth showing.

However. Should I add a link to one of the films when I apply for jobs? Is it better to be able to at least show something, or would a bad film be a deal breaker?
Like I said, I'm not looking for a job as a director or anything. Taking out the trash would be just fine to begin with.

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Furthermore: I have a bit more than entry level experience in using photoshop, audition and Illustrator. Should I mention it or leave it out?

February 20, 2019 at 5:20AM, Edited February 20, 5:21AM

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Emil F. Skanning
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I guess, no CD or agent expects a showreel full of pro material from a new graduate. You should be proud of your work, and don't be scared. Your reel will evolve with time. Be honest, talk more about your strong skills, mention that you're still learning - that's a good quality, since you're going to improve your work.

July 18, 2019 at 9:15PM

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Joseph Walker
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