Stunning showreels

A strong showreel is essential if you want to get any kind of work in moving images - whether that means video, effects, 2D or 3D animation or Flash graphics. Even if you're creating still images, it can be a useful sales tool, providing a handy way for potential employers to thumb through your portfolio without having to arrange appointments and drag you across town.

Essentially, a showreel is a short video clip (around three minutes and rarely more than five) which showcases your best work. There are few hard-and-fast rules, but if your showreel doesn't show the quality and breadth of your work with impact and style, it's likely to be quickly binned.

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