It's not easy to make a showreel. Beyond choosing the shots, you have to maximise everything else.
In this showreel by Swiss filmmaker, cameraman and editor, Yannick Barthe, he's not left anything to chance.
You can't go wrong with colourful, dynamic aircraft shots. But what you can also do is put it all in context. Show the people involved in making it happen. Checking, looking serious, and walking decisively towards their planes.
Careful post production
Grade it carefully. Edit it precisely. And then choose a good soundtrack. Putting it in a cinematic aspect ratio looks impressive, too.
This is Yannick's list of equipment:
Sony PMW-320 XDCAM EX
Sony 18-200 OSS E-mount
Sony 50mm OSS Prime F1.8 E-mount
Sony 16mm F2.8 E-mount
Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 A-mount
Sennheiser EW 112-p G2
Sony CML V55 LCD monitor
GoPro 1, GoPro 2
Kessler Crane Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly™
Glidecam HD 4000
And this is what you get when you put it all together: