This is a question to all you TV composers out there (Barrie, you around?).
I'm in the process of editing together a video showreel. At the moment it's just over 4 minutes long and consists of a selection of about 13 spots from a variety of TV shows that I've worked on over the years.
How long is yours (if that isn't too personal a question ) and what sort of a running order do you have?
A producer friend of mine said he switches off after watching the first two minutes of a reel, whereas a production manager told me that some showreels that she gets sent have been up to 15 minutes long! Far too long in my opinion.
Here's a very rough edit of mine thus far:
I think it could probably go even shorter so if there's anything that in your opinion blatantly shouldn't be there, or if you think the running order is nowt but a pile of old pants, please let me know.
Incidentally it was nearly 7 minutes long but I've been ruthlessly cutting for the past few hours. I found myself doubling up styles. For example, I don't need a car racing title sequence if I already have a powerboat racing theme, however much I might like it...
All comments greatly appreciated.