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  1. Oh shoot, you're right. I completely forgot to swap out some of those shots with some of my newer work. I had put them in as placeholders for timing of the music and hadn't replaced them. Thanks for that. Alright well if anyone else is holding off on feedback due to it still being in development, then I should have it fully together by this weekend for furthur review.
  2. That's a very fair assesment, and thanks for taking a look. I may have jumped the gun on this one, but thought since I'm undergoing the process of nearing it's completion, I'd see if there's any major (or minor) issues aside from the things I'm currently tackling that others might spot. That way I could add whatever opinions and changes to my list and hopefully give it a bit more of a kick as a result.
  3. Hello fellow creatives! Thought I'd swing by and get some opinions and thoughts on my latest showreel that I've been working on. It's getting to the point where I'm just too close to it right now, so I thought maybe getting a few extra set of eyes on it might help. https://vimeo.com/44846083 Here's my current 'To Do' list so far: - Brighten up intro or color it better for ledgability - Shot 3 in intro needs to be reworked animation-wise (alongside finishing build-on of triangle with flares and sparks for each of the 3 sides as building elements. Possibly add subtle starglow hit at beginning of shot) - Needs endpage with 'logo' and URL - Sound design for intro and endpage needs tweaking Anyone spot anything else to add to this list? I posted my first Showreel here a year or 2 ago and it was, frankly, horrid. BUT, the brutal feedback I got back from that has been a really great learning experience so if anyone has more brutal truths, it's more than welcome. Thanks! Paul EDIT: Also trying to get my site together too if anyone's interested in taking a look at that too It's in total shambles content-wise, but like my Reel, it's a work in progress. http://iampaul.tv/
  4. First let me start off by saying, thanks for all of the input. It helps immensely to finally hear from people who know what they're talking about when it comes to this stuff. I've been hearing, "WOW! That's amazing!" From too many people when I know I really do have a very long way to go. I would like to again stress that basically everything I've done up until this point is essentially self taught so also getting VERY clear and concise advice regardless of how "harsh" you guys may feel you are being, is a breath of fresh air. It sounds like I still have a lot of work ahead of me and will definitely keep coming back to get more advice and opinions. I guess I've always kind of thought the same as what you guys have pointed out, I just needed reaffirmation.
  5. So, I've known about mograph.net for some time now, and I've lurked around and viewed a lot of other people's work here. I just have to say that the talent shown here from around the world is astronomically incredible. So for a long time I've avoided posting my own work since showing it in the presence of true professionals in the mograph industry is somewhat unnerving. However, I've come to the realization after working with Jump Studios here in Calgary, AB, that I've made it out to be something it isn't. I'm doing what I can to excel and be apart of an industry I'm passionate about and make a living out of. So in part, when sharing your opinions and critiques of my work, it will only strengthen my abilities. So I would love to hear from you guys what you think, what I should improve on... what would set me off in the right direction. I'm essentially self-taught even though I took a 2 year diploma course called "New Media Production and Design," however, it was of little help when it came to doing the things I enjoy doing. Anyways, Thanks in advance for taking the time to take a look at my stuff and I look forward to building toward being more professional and ultimately becoming better at what I do. http://www.simplexik.com Be as brutal or honest as you'd like, if you think I need to hear it, then give 'er. I'm a pretty tough guy
  6. Hey there everyone, let me start off by saying that I've been looking at a lot of work around these forums and everything I've seen looks incredible! I'm just a young motion graphics designer that has about less than 4 months left in my course so I'm pretty new to all of this. So I guess one question that has been lingering for a while is how are you guys able to use copyrighted music in your show reels without showing credit toward the artist? Do you normally contact the artist to get the "OK"? or is it just not applicable. I just don't want to dig myself a hole when showing my show reel at my student showcase later on next year. Thanks for the input in advance, Paul
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