Whenever I speak to people about creating reels, one thing I've always heard is that you should be clear in showing one type of work. So if you want to do animation, do animation. If it's motion graphics, show motion graphics. However, I am pretty wide spread in what I do, and it isn't really easy to put things in different specific categories. Technically, it's all animation. And there's editing in all my videos regardless of its goal or focus. And aspects of motion graphics leak into other works, like how to handle transitions and presentation.
I wanted to create a reel soon, because I was thinking of beefing up other aspects of my skill set. So instead of making excuses, I decided to make a reel with what I had, dividing the work, but making it all feel like one cohesive piece. And I did that by merging techniques with other works.
I figured. Let's make the demo reel a sample itself. The videos are videos I made, but the reel itself, what I do in combining videos and transitioning it from one to another... that is the sample of what I'm capable of in video.
To be honest, some videos are really old on there. But rather then just slapping them in there, I divide the footage into layers, have them come in as sequences, and then they play out.
And of course, there's the animation in the beginning, with Mr Dan leaning on the tv and all that. Thought adding something new would further push this being a new level of sorts.
Did you like the TV static transitions? Haha.