chapter  3
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Gathering Content: What Do You Put Into the Reel?

G AT H E R I N G C O N T E N T: W H AT D O Y O U P U T I N T O T H E R E E L ?

Every demo reel that you send out should be created and tailored specifi cally to the job description for the position to which you are applying. Apply for only the positions that you want or that could possibly lead into a position that you want, and do not include anything else on your reel. Don’t put anything on your reel unless you want to be hired and working in that position. If you are an animator, don’t show off your modeling talent on your animation reel. Stay with the specifi c discipline for which you are applying . A great example of a entry level character animator demo reel can be seen in Figure 3.1 and on www.reelsuccess.com.