Video parodies unneccessary effects in showreels

Take a look at this brilliant video, poking fun at the token additions to showreels. Are you an offender?

As a designer, you must be able to showcase your talents in a few short minutes and the best way to do this is to make a showreel. Now, there are a certain number of ways to ensure your showreel stands out from the crowd but what if that uniqueness was going the other way and poking fun at the obvious?

That's exactly what art director and motion graphics artist Peter Quinn did. "I usually sit and watch a few things on Animade or with my first coffee, every morning when I get into work," he explains. "It's been an interesting study coming up with this shortlist."

That shortlist is a number of token elements often included in showreels which feature 2D graphics, 'something hairy' and even the odd robot. Take a look at the hilarious offering above and let us know if you're guilty of the additions!

Are you guilty of a token showreel? Let us know in the comments box below!


A founder member of the Creative Bloq team, Sammy Maine is now a freelance journalist. She also thinks that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is probably the best television series ever created.