This week’s blog was written by guest editor James Bennett, a seasoned animator with the likes of Avatar, King Kong, and both Hobbit films under his belt. He also happens to be Zerply’s creative-dude-in-chief. Read on for some showreel real talk from this industry veteran.
Always have an up-to-date showreel, ready to show at a moment’s notice. And when I say, “always,” I mean, if I were to ask you right now to send me your portfolio or reel, how quickly could you do it? Would it take you a day? A week? Longer? I am always amazed and a little horrified at people who work in film, games or advertising who say they haven’t updated their reel in years! Craziness!
If you don’t have your shit together, then you haven’t been paying attention to what’s happened over the last couple of years.