Friday, October 2, 2009
I get this question a lot. I usually like to discuss the client's objectives before giving an answer so we can tailor the reel to the direction the client wants to go in.
Because I don't know you, what you want to do, or how you want to market yourself, I'll give you some basic tips:
1. Decide what type of work you want to do and choose clips that reflect that
2. Choose only GREAT clips (you only get one chance to make a first impression)
3. Use current clips whenever possible (definitely nothing over 15 years old, hair styles and wardrobe always give it away)
4. Put recognizable talent up front so people immediately see you can work with name talent
5. Show range within the type of work you want to do
6. Keep the clips short and the reel length current and consistent with the marketplace
7. After doing the previous 6, get feedback from people before duplicating. Sometimes we fall in love with our own work but it doesn't necessarily sell us the right way.
For more tips and articles by top entertainment industry career coach, The Greenlight Coach, visit www.TheGreenlightCoachBlog.com
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