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Whens a good time to make a showreel?
show user profile  Duders
Should i be making one as soon as i can fill out a good minutre or two, or is it just a waste of time unitll im starting to look for work?
After all, all that it would be at the moment a few models and some basci animations.

Same question applies to websites

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4/24/2008 2:58:27 PM (last edit: 4/24/2008 2:58:27 PM)
show user profile  lizinthesky
I guess it depends on if you actually need on to show anyone?

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4/24/2008 3:03:09 PM (last edit: 4/24/2008 3:03:09 PM)
show user profile  HappyDude2
1:15pm (aka 1315hrs)

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4/24/2008 3:04:30 PM (last edit: 4/24/2008 3:04:30 PM)
show user profile  mattymoose
Make a website/reel as soon as you have solid work to show. Improve it nonstop until you are starting to look for work. As a side note, putting filler in your reel to make it longer never helps - employers are looking for quality, not length.

Full disclosure - I was lucky enough to get a job without a reel or a website, and I still have neither.

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4/24/2008 3:06:02 PM (last edit: 4/24/2008 3:06:02 PM)
show user profile  owtdor
I think that starting on one is good at any time. Even if it's not 1:15 pm. You then have time to see if you really like where it is going. Let it evolve. Put your best work in it right now. Then when you have more work, take out some of the older stuff and add the new stuff.
Don't be like me and just stop making changes simply because I got a job. (I really need to update my portfolio)

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4/24/2008 3:08:09 PM (last edit: 4/24/2008 3:08:09 PM)
show user profile  mak
I disagre HD, the general consensus these days is that early evening - around 6ish is recognised as the optimum time for showreel making.
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4/24/2008 3:17:42 PM (last edit: 4/24/2008 3:17:42 PM)
show user profile  Odie
I'd say make it, show it to your peers and get feedback. Improve it, then make another.

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4/24/2008 3:36:57 PM (last edit: 4/24/2008 3:36:57 PM)
show user profile  horizon
Is that relative to the location or in a particular timezone?

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4/24/2008 4:06:54 PM (last edit: 4/24/2008 4:06:54 PM)
show user profile  Error404
high noon in october -

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4/24/2008 4:16:58 PM (last edit: 4/24/2008 4:17:17 PM)
show user profile  Duders
Thanks for the useful, and not so useful, input guys.

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4/24/2008 5:20:05 PM (last edit: 4/24/2008 5:20:05 PM)
show user profile  Dylock
You should only put in stuff that applicable to the jobs your looking for, so if you want to be primarily a rigger/animator don't put in a ton of stuff that shows off your texturing/modeling.
when its done post in on here so we can have good crit of it!

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4/24/2008 5:32:29 PM (last edit: 4/24/2008 5:33:26 PM)
show user profile  ulisei

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4/24/2008 6:03:26 PM (last edit: 4/24/2008 6:03:26 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
showreels are overrated.

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4/24/2008 6:09:57 PM (last edit: 4/24/2008 6:09:57 PM)
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