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#1 randomd

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:08 PM

I have a job interview tomorrow asking for a motion design reel so I put this together.  Please give constructive criticism.  It'd be great to have some fresh eyes on this and some real feedback. Thank you!  

 


Edited by randomd, 16 July 2017 - 07:09 PM.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:28 PM

Lots of nice logo animation but maybe cut out some of the simpler ones and remove all the time-lapse software demos.

Put the XTerra bit with the bicycle and jogger closer to the start followed by 1st Exam Service followed by Naish.

 

The music works for me starting at :43 but personally I like to see everything cut to a beat and the music intro feels like it doesn't match up with the motion.

 

It's a great looking reel and works 'as is' but you asked for a crit and these are the things I'd do to it.



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:54 PM

Awesome feedback!  Thank you!  I agree with the music and was playing with the intro quite a bit to get it to work, so maybe I will take your suggestion and just cut in where the beat starts instead.

 

I was on the fence in adding the time-lapse software piece and that's a good suggestion to remove it.  The XTERRA piece with the swimmer/biker/runner is my strongest piece (I feel) so getting it up closer to the front is probably important.

 

I really appreciate you taking the time to give constructive feedback.  Thanks!


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:18 PM

@sbtread I recut based on some of your suggestions and feedback from others.  I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP!  Thanks!  Have a look here and let me know what you think: 

 

 

(side note: I left in the last time-lapse of the software building the button out because that seemed to be one thing A LOT of people grabbed onto when they watched it.)

 

Randy


Edited by randomd, 16 July 2017 - 11:20 PM.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:19 AM

I actually stopped the video right before the button press at the end in the first version. I like it...works great for the ending.

Overall, with just a few changes it's much better. Good luck with the interview!



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:12 PM

Thanks @sbtread! Truly appreciate your feedback!

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