How to make an editing reel!
Are you an aspiring editor looking for ways to get your reel noticed? Here are some tips.
First, have a reel that is edited well and showcases your skills.
Next, start making connections with other editors or production companies in the area.
Offer to work for free on projects they might need help with. This will allow you to show off your skills more while also gaining experience under your belt.
Lastly, make sure you are staying up on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter so that people can find out about new posts or updates from you quickly if they want to follow what’s happening in the world of editing!
That will give you more control over how people find out about you and include extra information that might be of interest or use to potential employers.
An editing reel is a way for you to showcase your skills and demonstrate your artistic vision when putting a story together.
It’s a great way of flagging up, in a short amount of time, the best examples of what you do professionally and creatively – why would someone hire you without watching your reel?
As short as possible, ideally between 1-3 minutes (or less). You can always include some extra footage on your website or DVD!
Jodie Foster’s Editing Reel from The Overnight Films on Vimeo. Many of you will remember Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver, Silence of the Lambs and Contact.
She has picked up 2 Oscars and 4 Golden Globes for her acting – we wanted to look at her career behind the camera with her directorial debut, The Beaver.
We think her editing reel is worth showing to people who are just starting in the industry so they can see what you need to do to get a good editing reel together.
Editing Reel from The Beaver from The Overnight Films on Vimeo.
This is the second video in our “Editing Reel” series, showing you some things that will go into putting your reel together!
This time, we’re looking at editing an independent feature called The Beaver, written and directed by Jodie Foster. It’s an excellent example of an offbeat drama with plenty to edit in the way of humour and some severe material.
We think it’s well worth watching so you can see how we put something like this together and learn from it yourself!
By picking the best work you have done, editing it together into a short reel and uploading it to a video hosting site.
On sites like Vimeo, they are easy to navigate from other places on the internet.
Anywhere between one and three, depending on the type of work you are showing. Generally, more than this is too much to sit through!
You can also include sound design work, music or anything else that you think will help demonstrate your skills and show what type of editing you would be good at.
Yes! It’s a great way to show off the various things you are capable of.