How to build the ultimate reel to land your dream job

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How to build the ultimate reel to land your dream job


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After the first ‘Review my Reel’ session was a total success with over 100 people attending, this episode follows the momentum of this and discusses a lot of advice on what we are all doing with our reels that we probably shouldn’t, as well as key things to keep in mind – who your target audience is and how to maximize playability and have people watch your reel all the way through, and in the right mindset.

This episode is jam-packed with key information to make the most out of all of your hard work and maximize the chances of landing your dream job!


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  1. Parham says:

    That was the most useful podcast I’ve ever heard yet! I’m planning for a reasonable structure to make myself be seen on the network, and honestly this one was one of the most important information containers I’ve found! Thank you very much dear Mr.McKay.

  2. Hi Allan,

    Loved the episode!

    I myself am about to build my first compositor reel (junior), having 10 years experience in arch viz using max, vray, corona etc I would LOVE to shift my career towards compositing, or compsiting/lighting and with that seems to come nuke, maya, vray/arnold.

    I think I understand what makes a good reel, but entering an area where I on paper have 0 professional experience makes things really tricky. My biggest issues are that I don’t have assets, art direction, storyboards etc to comp some crazy short or the like, but I am instead trying to come up with a short simple reel / example that shows I understand the basics of key techniques / tools commonly used to these tasks.

    Tasks/skills I am trying to show, is things like green screen, roto, tracking, cgi into real footage comping and multi layer comping.

    I don’t know if you have any time or opinion on what you think is THE most key thing a 0 experience junior compositor reel should have? but if so it would be MUCH appreciated! Anyone else on these forums who have any tips, also much appreciated!

    Thanks again guys!


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