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Demo Reel Critique

Discussion in 'Recording' started by The ThinKing, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. The ThinKing

    The ThinKing Guest

    Hey Guys,

    If you have a minute or two please check out my demo reel.

    YouTube - ‪William Adams Demo Reel 2011 WAMP‬‏
     
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Welcome to RO.

    nicely done, I saw tape. "Demo Reel Critique" are you using tape? You are from Ontario? What are the benefits to being part of the gaming guild?
     
  3. greyham

    greyham Member

    cool enjoyed it
     
  4. Distinct Broadcasting

    Distinct Broadcasting Active Member

    Hello,
    Ok... my critique! If I wanted to hire you for a job, I wouldn't be sure from your demo which avenue of audio production you are looking to work in. Live sound, film post, video game sound, studio recording... You seem to cover a wide range. I would focus on one area and go after a more specific job demographic. The sound on your demo from area to area is fine so good work there however the demo jumps around and I'm not really sure if there is a message or if you intend to simply provide random samples. If you want to showcase various samples, say something like "Here's a sample of my work". This started with an overdub from a film but then went in a completely different direction. I would also say that as a busy person, I usually give demos about 30 seconds of my time. I know almost right away if a person has the chops I'm looking for so make sure that you put your very best work first and that you put the kind of work that you want to do first if you are going to keep such a wide variety on the demo. The shots of your gear are probably not necessary as everyone has a computer with Protools these days. I generally don't care what software a person uses, I care more about whether they have the skills to do the work. I too use Protools and if I hire a Logic user, they usually migrate over to Protools in a short period of time anyway. Finally, the skill set offering at the end of the demo is too fast! I couldn't read it all. Again, short list your real talents and interests, we can't do everything for everyone.
    Good work, it's really hard to get the ball rolling out of school, you have to really stick with it!
    Michael
     

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