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Do Reels Have Any Value?

I've been cutting reels for awhile now - and I don't usually just cut one.

I'm more of a generalist - I do cinematography, direct commercials, edit, even do some VFX work. I'll usually cut a showreel once a year with that years best work plus a few of my overall favorite clips. At the same time, I may cut a directing reel, a narrative DP reel, as well as a corporate reel so I have all my bases covered.

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Are You a Lazy Filmmaker or a Hobbyist?

Let's get one thing straight before I get the ball rolling here. There is nothing wrong with logging on to a filmmaking forum or Facebook group and asking other filmmakers for advice when it comes to certain things. If you are looking for advice on a lighting setup, asking for a critique of your latest project or reel, or a client has asked you to rent a certain camera for a shoot that you've never used and you'd like you ask people about their experience with that camera - that's all good. If you are actively researching a piece of gear (not a camera) you want to buy but need some advice from filmmakers who own that gear, that's cool. 

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