This is how to make a showreel

Written by David Shapton

Yannick Barthe/RedSharkYannick Barthe showreel 2012

This is how to make a showreel. You have just a few minutes to grab people's attention. This is your calling card

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 NEX-FS100
Sony HXR-MC1P
Sony NEX-5n
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
Contour HD+
Kessler Crane Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly™
Glidecam HD 4000

And this is what you get when you put it all together:

 

Tags: Post & VFX

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