Hardcore Reel Critiques

September 17, 2009 - By 

One of the most popular requests I get on the GSG Live Cast and in email is “Can you critique my reel?” or “Do you like my new site?” I love doing them and people seem to get a lot out of it, but it just doesn’t work too well in a live format. So, instead, how about we try this…?

Post a link in the comments below to your site or reel. I will pick a few per week and do a full video critique of the site and reel. Keep in mind, these critiques will be public and I will be ruthless. However it’s all in the name of getting better. I really think this will be helpful for the people who submit their reel AND others that can watch and learn by what they are doing wrong or well.

So, if you dare, drop your website or reel in the comments and you may be chosen for a hardcore reel critique.



UPDATE: Holy crap, I didn’t expect this many people to volunteer to be publicly critiqued. That’s awesome! I will probably only pick 3 or 4 for the first set, but be sure that I will revisit this list when I do more critiques. Keep em coming.

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335 Comments
  • You can get real ctitiques also in the mograph.net

  • I gladly accept, in full knowledge that it’s nowhere near great and I have no idea why I thought it was a good idea to included 2 seconds of black in there…

    http://vimeo.com/3351272

    • Never preface a critique with an apology (or negativity).Always stand behind your work.

      • I absolutely agree. It appears amateur if you try to ‘soften the blow’. If you aren’t happy with it don’t put your name on it. Nobody is 100% happy with their work, but you should never have the first thing in the audience’s mind be that it isn’t something you are proud of.

  • Fire Away! It’s the only way we’ll become better:)

  • Hey i would love to get your comment about my work.

    main site: http://www.visualactivity.com.ar
    some more stuff: http://www.behance.net/visualactivity

    Thanks you! u rulz

  • Ha! Good idea.
    Should talk with one of the schools here in Chicago and do like a ‘Show Reel Slapdown’ for one of the motion graphics classes.

  • I’m always looking for a good critique. Not just of the REEL, but of the website content in General.

    http://www.EricWoodsFX.com

    Be Brutal.

  • http://www.eyedesyn.com

    I know the website itself sucks…it’s a work in progress. A new one is in the works, as is a new reel open. Go ape shit on it. Er…gorilla shit.

    • The website does need work, but I love your reel it has some really cool functional graphics in it. I use the word functional because the work can be used commercially and not just cool.

      • Thanks man, yeah the website is a work in progress, it’s just a temporary thing until I stop being lazy get my new one finished. Looking into the WordPress presets, never knew what the heck it was until I looked into it recently.

  • this is my first site and i def plan on redoing it especially when i learn flash but take a stab and you wont hurt my feelings

    http://studentpages.scad.edu/~jtaylo38

  • Hi there, this is my old 2008 reel, but i’d like to hear from you guys
    http://germinador.com/esnake

  • I would love to get some hardcore critique on everything. I’m in the process of adding more stuff but if I can get an idea of what I need and what I should drop it will be great – Fire away!

    Overall first impression:
    http://www.misssteinberg.com

    Reel:
    http://misssteinberg.com/reels/2007/

  • It’s great to have a look at everybody’s work. there are some excellent stuff there so far.
    My 08 reel: http://www.orlach.fr

  • sweet, perfect timing! i just posted my reel couple days ago…

    http://www.vimeo.com/6563054

  • I’m up for the challenge… here is my reel:

    http://www.dianadianadiana.com

  • Huhuhu You’re gonna be saturated with that
    if this works with a first-served policy it’s gonna be a while, lol.
    I don’t really know if i come to the point of this since i do lots of compositing work opposed to motion… but anyways…
    My Reel is here
    http://www.vimeo.com/2601451
    I’d really like to know what i’m in lack of to be able to find work abroad (I’m from Colombia-SouthAmerica)
    Thank you so much for being so available to Noobz like me.

  • http://vimeo.com/4766233

    mograph doesnt tell me anything when I posted it..
    really appreciate if you do nick

    take care!

  • heyy, nick, always looking to become a betta designer and up for the crituque.
    keep up the amazin work, ur a legend!!! keep rockin.

    http://prime-digital.co.uk

  • Photography related blog…any critique is welcome

    link: http://www.codebeta.net

    Don’t go easy…if it sucks then just say it

    -LM

  • it’ll be good incentive to put more work into it..

    http://echoblack.net/reel

  • I’d love to get some feedback. My stuff is more VFX oriented.

    Site: http://isotropy.ca
    VFXReel: http://vimeo.com/5343806

  • Portfolio and demo reel: http://www.renzoreyes.com
    it’s a mix of motion and vfx work. I’d love to hear you opinion!
    thanks!

  • Would love to hear some good ol constructive criticism! Thanks!

    http://www.kylerichtsfeld.com/

  • Ok, here’s my site, which features my reel and other work, just got out of school a few months ago so would love to get your’s and everyone else’s critique. But be gentle. hahaha
    http://mike-moreno.com

  • Ok here’s my site which features my reel and other work. Just got out of school so would like the yours and everyone else’s critique. But be gentle, hahaha http://mike-moreno.com

  • Hmmm for some reason my comments not posting so hopefully the third time’s a charm. Here’s my site which features my reel and other work: http://mike-moreno.com
    just got out of school so would appreciate the feedback. Also if my other two comments show up for some reason just please delete them.

  • Would love to hear some good ol constructive criticism!

    http://www.kylerichtsfeld.com

    Cheers

  • Hi. I would love to get some feedback on my site and my reel they both are @:

    http://yimbo.com.mx/

    Hopefully I can have a lot of feedback from here and improve my reel.

    • Very nice design and composition.

    • Hey love your website, what word press theme are you using ? I love how simple it is

    • Great work. I am a big fan of the lighting in the 3D pieces. Also the Reel was the perfect length. Kept me interested the whole way through and made me want to see more.

      • Hey thanks for the kind words. It’s good to hear someone likes your work. Now for the hardcore critiques.

        And yes I used the Smart Portfolio from Theme Forest.

        • yo yimbo your work is sick, i think i could critique your work on the smart car, i love the design and concept i think the only thing is the audio, i fell like it doesn’t fit with the animation and specifically at the end when the words fly on the screen it feels out of place i think it would make it feel more finished and professional if you added some new music and/or added sound for the text flying in.

    • Dan Lucyszyn-Hinton October 15, 2009 at 3:26 pm

      great reel overall (specifically loved the 8-bit stuff), but there was one thing I picked up on – the poker chips spot looked like you were missing a pass – very low contrast and saturation…unless that’s what you were going for. Everything else is pretty much grrreat, especially in terms of pacing and movement – smooth and watchable all the way through, and interesting camera angles too. Do you use a rig or just well-tweaked keyframes?

    • Thanks Dan.
      You’re right about the Chips video, I’ll try to fix that.

      for the camera I use a simple rig in Cinema 4D, nothing too fancy, just a simple camera as a child of a Null Object with all the camera controls on it as User Data.

  • Id really appreciate your opinion. my reel is on my website.
    http://www.illking.com/
    Thanks!

  • Oscar / Oscar_dante September 17, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Here is mine http://www.oscardante.com hope to hear what you have to say

  • http://www.craftspace.net

    Feel free to rip it apart, I want to be better!

  • http://www.craftspace.net

    Check it out, let me know what you think, thanks!

  • What about just like an individual project. I don’t have a reel at the moment.

  • I would be thrilled to get the Hardcore Reel Critique.

  • now how could anyone pass up this opportunity

  • You’re going to OD with reels man!

    Just in case, here is my site, the reel is the first thing on top
    http://www.nicolasplaire.com

  • You’re going to Od with reels man!

    Just in case, my reel is on my website, first thing on top, just below the contacts [pretty obvious really]

    http://www.nicolasplaire.com

  • I think this a great thing to start up. I would love for some critique, but it will be nice to see what advice you give to others as well.

    http://www.mswdesign.tv

  • keep up the gud work, any feedback wud b ace!!!

    http://prime-digital.co.uk/

  • Probably not even going to make the cut, but here goes.

    http://cDawson.tv

  • Great idea!!!
    here is mine,but mainly with last year work…sorry mates!!

    http://www.vimeo.com/2214101

  • Hi Nick, hi everyone.

    I think its a nice idea. So if you want, your allowed to review and critique my website: http://www.ls5.de 😉 Be rough, be rude – it doesn’t matter.

    BTW: I need more followers in twitter: http://twitter.com/all_is_5

    @ barton
    stunning work you’ve done.. respect!

  • I’d love to get some feedback so let me know what you think, thanks!

    http://www.vimeo.com/6433633

  • Here we go:
    http://www.void-animation.com/
    the reel is in the first page! 🙂 Thanks a lot!

  • Great idea, can we do it again in a few months when my reels done! : )

  • http://www.heerkogroefsema.nl

    I’ve got no showreel so I guess that will be the first critique 🙂

  • here is my reel.
    most of it is studywork.

    http://vimeo.com/6261818

    I would love to get some feedback from anybody in here 😉

  • not really a “reel”, but some videos

    in case you could pick up any of them

    http://www.vimeo.com/user947211/videos

  • Nick – I would love to hear your comments on my site and reel. Cheers – Steve.

    http://www.steverenard.com

  • I have no real reel but here’s my website : http://cargocollective.com/joshuacatalano

    It’s your opportunity to be my 26th visitor. It’s strictly for the hardcore.

  • Thanks. This is very generous of you. I’m coming from a broadcast background so I’m trying to figure out which projects would appeal towards Companies like DK and which just focus to much on broadcast. Thanks again.

  • So… not a lot of interest in this one? ha

  • i do more print work nowadays then animation/aftereffects and my reel is getting a little old but i would still appreciate your comments.

    http://www.zachblumsteinart.com

  • Hey,
    This isn’t actually a reel but a video with lots of cg-elements:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKlQPq0n3SY

    would love to get feedback.

  • Nick I respect your opinion and have been following this site for a few months now. I think the resources you offer in here are amazing and I’d like to take advantage of your reel critiquing. Don’t hold back let me know what I need to do to improve it.

    Thanks
    For reel… thanks.

    Ryan
    http://www.heshouldworkforme.com

  • hey, thanks, this is a great idea, hopefully u wont die trying to review every single reel…
    this is gona take looong haha, cheers buddy, and thanks again for such great contributions to everyone!!

    http://www.vimeo.com/3944812

    • I just Updated my reel, chopped it down, added new stuff, took off old stuff and the break downs, made a small presentation.
      Now i’m watching the critiques u’ve put over, and is amazing how much u can learn from that, so keep em coming, did this before i saw critiques, but go ahead i’ll be waiting in line for some comments 😀

      http://www.vimeo.com/6751405

  • Tell me your thoughts please.

    Here’s my most recent reel, I made it for a student project and the teacher wanted it 5 minutes long so forgive me for the length.

    2009 Reel: http://www.vimeo.com/4638020

    Also here’s another that I made last year, I was rushed and basically put this together over night. It’s really out dated but I’d like to see the difference of oppinion from this reel to the current.

    2008 Reel: http://www.vimeo.com/2511146

    Thanks guy, I think it would be easiest to read your critiques if you left the comment on the videos vimeo page, thanks again!

  • Hey..
    I’m Byron from Brazil…
    http://www.segundo.tv

    thanks.

  • Hey Nick,

    I’ve been reading GSG for a while now and I’m consistently inspired and shamed into doing better work. Check out my reel and give it to me straight: http://www.victordeanda.com

    Best,
    Victor De Anda

  • Just a commercial, me self taught, 2/3 years in the biz now.

    Reep eet up my friend!

  • in case u wanted to see any past work as gauge 😛 thanks millions meng!

  • See, Nick, ya dropped the ball. You could’ve quickly just totally scared everyone out of putting their reels up by making an example of someone and berated them, said something nasty about their mother, told them they suck at life, and to stop playing with Cinema 4D and to go play in traffic, etc… then you wouldn’t have seen so many volunteers!

    Just sayin! 😛

  • Thanks for doing this for everyone! I’m graduating from grad school in the spring so it would be awesome to get a crit on my demo reel before sending it out!

    http://www.vimeo.com/5464173

  • I wish I actually had content to critique

  • http://www.vimeo.com/1166310

    Your critique is very important to me…thanks is advanced

  • Everyone needs a good beating now and then..

  • Would love to get mine ripped apart:

    http://www.greasypigstudios.com

    (Animation and motion graphics reels in site)

  • feel free to critique mine I will be more than happy to listen to your comments!

    thanks in advance!

  • Kjatte/Kjetil/Chetil September 18, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Nick, when will the critique be out?

  • hey nick, wud luv to get site critiqued and wud helpp me improve as a designer, btw keep up the wked posts on the site, very inspiring!!1

    http://prime-digital.co.uk/

  • Here is my Reel 2009.
    Please watch it on Vimeo to see the HD version. http://vimeo.com/6494012

    And here is my site http://www.grischatheissen.com with the “small” version and some infos.

    Keep up the good work!
    Cheers

  • Critique the crap out of this please 😀

    http://www.timlobes.com – Vimeo Reel

    Planning on shortening it to 1 minute, but what should I leave in/take out, what works and sucks? Please be constructively brutal!
    Thanks Nick

    • Nice Video and good presentation. The only thing that bothers me is the use of the ballon HDRI image from greyscale gorilla. I think it’s no problem to get inspired by tutorials and adapt them but make it in your way.
      Just a thought.

      I really like the typo tracking thing! Great Job.

  • Here is my site.
    http://www.myuncle.com.au

    Here is my reel.
    http://www.vimeo.com/5976883

    Appreciate any comments! this is good.

  • Here’s my porfolio site http://www.jorgelega.com let me know what you guys think!

  • Here’s my site.. reel is pretty easy to find http://www.hadleyvisual.com

  • Watch out for the reel OD man!

    Anyway, doesn’t hurt, here is mine:
    http://www.nicolasplaire.com

  • Just a question, not sure if it fits on this post but whatever.
    What is the avrege age for people around here doing 5sec challenges, posting their reels etc?
    Are there many people like me who haven’t even started working with this kind of stuff yet or do most of you have motion graphics jobs or something. Im 17 btw.

    I was really happy with my 2008 reel but now, when I look at it I see how much I’ve evolved and learned so it’s not that great anymore.
    Gonna post my 2009 reel whenever that’s done though.

    • I’ve been wondering the same question. I just turned 20, and I’m just starting to really get into After Effects in my free time. From just browsing through the reels, it seems to me like most people here work as freelancers and have done work for some major clients.

  • hit me gorillacommune…

    http://www.vimeo.com/6642411

    • I think you should leave out the tutorialmaterial – Lexus,Copilot,Aetuts…everybody knows them, try something of your own with the shown techniques.

      • yes – you’re right. i do this as a hobby and sometimes can’t believe what you can now do at home. I get a little bit carried away by a technique i’ve been shown and just want to get it out there and show people. However, i would like to go pro one day and so took your remarks seriously. Consequently, i’ve deleted it from vimeo and already replaced the first shot. thanks for the kick up the butt.

  • i’ve no reel yet.
    but i’ve a custom wordpress for my website!
    is it good to add: site, blog, facebook and twitter link on the same start page?
    see ya
    http://www.marcantoinehelard.com

  • Hi! This is my webpage http://www.brunographer.com
    I’d really appreciate the critique, this is my first reel, made up mostly of the work I made in school during my master in motion graphics. I’m 24 years old and just getting into the business and could use some good feedback… thank you!

  • I have not launched a new site yet, but my reel is up:
    http://www.joe-moccia.com/reel.html

    This is my first ever reel, my 3rd cut of it.
    Appreciate any critique.

  • Wow! I’m not sure if I will get to at the bottom of this long list, but what the heck.

    I usually preference my work with what a do for a living (many people are surprised that I do motion graphics on the side), but I want to see how my reel holds up on its own.

    Site: http://www.cmimagery.com

    Motion Graphics Reel: http://www.vimeo.com/4385694

    Motion Tracking Reel: http://www.vimeo.com/1702415

    Thank you for the opportunity!

    Kevin Snyder

  • hey nick, wud love a critique of my site, any way of improvin as a designer.
    Keep up the gud posts.

    http://prime-digital.co.uk/

  • I see that I’ve noticed this message board a bit late, but I’d still love anyone’s comments.

    I’m an architecture student with an interest in art and graphics, but am extremely new to motion graphics. I don’t have a reel but I do have a new website with my body of work.

    So no matter how fundamental a critique may seem, it is all welcome here.

    http://www.charlieable.com/

  • please give me feedback on my latest reel 🙂

  • Thanks Nick, keep up the great work!

    • im confused on yur reel i swaer i saw a justin timberlake music video and i know for a fact i saw LUPE FIASCO n Pharrel but i didnt see like a tv station with it or neting it was just the video and i know u didnt make it, did i miss something on there?

      • Thanks for the look Jordan. I worked on the Lupe Fiasco and Justin Timberlake videos back in ’06. I did backgrounds on the Lupe video and paint/roto on the Timberlake video.

        Not sure how to make that clearer in the reel because I don’t have before and after shots. Any suggestions?

  • Hey everyone,
    I’m an architecture student trying to get into the world of motion graphics. I only have a few animation pieces, so no reel, but I am working on building up a diverse portfolio.

    Any comments, no matter how elementary are more than welcome.

    http://www.charlieable.com

  • Oh,so many reels :))
    Here is and mine demo reel 🙂
    http://vimeo.com/5472848

  • Hi Nick.

    I really respect your opinion and would be very interested to hear what you have to say about my reel. Thanks for providing all the amazing resources you do. Don’t hold back!

    Ryan Snider
    http://www.heshouldworkforme.com

  • I know im late to the game. but here is my newest reel. Looking for comments from anyone!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWLIQD_dRfU

  • Looking forward to seeing your critiques, hopefully you’ll have time to get around to all of them.

    http://www.justinmcclure.tv/front-page/motion-graphics-reel

  • New to the whole graphic design and photography business area – didn’t go to school for it, just learned with online tutorials, so I’m seeing where it’s all at anyway…

    http://www.redsixltd.com/

  • These are some good reels here people. There is one thing I noticed a lot of people using and that’s the twitch effect in the intros or ending. Don’t get me wrong, some of you are using it very well and are even mixing it with cinema 4d stuff, but some of you are just killing the effect. You guys that are using cinema 4d with the mograph plugin are making things happen, keep it up, you make me jealous.

  • A bit nerve wrecking, but I’m putting on my best poker-face as I hit submit!

    http://vimeo.com/2427474

    Thanks for them good posts and advice.

  • Here is my 2009 Reel!
    http://vimeo.com/1930226
    I’m now working on my graduation film. So, some advices for my next reel could be interesting.

  • Hi Nick !
    Here is my reel :
    http://thomasberthelon.com/Site/Show_reel.html
    I’m working on a new video.

  • Nick, have a website.com, a blog or a simple vimeo, to the eyes of the client, it changes something when hiring?

  • Hey Grayscalegorilla. We are a norwegian based motion-graphics/design house. Take a look at our reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYrdTw2eTyw&feature=player_embedded

    Would be nice to get some feedback!

    Cheers,
    Tor Martin

  • Sorry for misspelling your name. I give it a second go. GreyscaleGorilla.

    Cheers.

  • Sup Nick,

    I know you’ve got a long list, but I’d love to see what you think of my reel.

    http://www.delrazor.com/

    just visit the visual section and view the reel.

    Or you can opt to just jump straight into the reel with this link.

    http://www.delrazor.com/videos/delrazor_09_reel.mov

    Thanks!

  • Hey Nick,
    Can you critique my reel…just kidding, I know it sucks…

    Peace dude!

  • Great Nick!
    Can you critique my website? Its goods and its bads? I’m brazilian and my site is: http://www.jonasalmeida.com.br
    I gonna finish some more works then make a single reel, while not, just the site!
    Thanks!

  • Great man, I also would like to hear something from ya to my reel.

    http://www.vimeo.com/5927944

  • Hey Nick,
    I’d love to have some feedback on my reel.
    http://vimeo.com/1651336

    Keep it coming Nick, GSG rocks

  • Wow I came a little late to the party, but I’m gonna get in line anyway…

    http://www.vimeo.com/6752407

  • Hi Nick! i don’t have a motion reel but a DP reel. Do you critique photography reels? If so i would love to post something. thanks!!

  • I am little late, but hopefully u get time to see it…

  • Just finished this yesterday.

    http://www.vimeo.com/6849403

    The critique so far has been great on other reels. Looking forward to more!

    best regards..

  • Hi !
    I’ve just seen this post !
    So here’s my reel on vimeo :
    http://www.vimeo.com/3529570

    hope it’s not too late…

  • Hey there,
    even if im not the first to post his site (with the reel) … here it is:
    http://www.sebastiantomczak.de … Let me know what you think! Greetings from Germany,
    Sebastian

  • I would love some feedback! I just got my reel finished so thats why I am so late to this party.

    http://vimeo.com/6884359

    Thanks for any feedback!
    Chad

  • Nick is just a dalayed guy.
    Procrastinator guy.
    We helped him, he don’t help us.

  • Hi Nick,

    I’d like some feedback on my reel.
    I’m a french Motion Designer and I’m in Sydney, Australia now.
    Do you my think my skills are good enough to apply for a motion designer position in Australia.

    Any feedbacks from readers are welcome.

    Thanks a lot.

  • Give mine a Leona Lewis slap… http://www.pixelkid.co.uk

    ta very much

  • Try this link, just the reel is there!

    http://vimeo.com/6814916

    ta again!

  • Nick,

    if you ever get to this one
    thanks much!

    http://vimeo.com/7070893

  • Hi Nick,

    Just forgot the links for my showreel.

    on Vimeo
    http://vimeo.com/5288745
    on my blog
    http://manuelcreignou.blogspot.com/2009/06/showreel09.html

    I’d like some feedback on my reel.
    I’m a french Motion Designer and I’m in Sydney, Australia now.
    Do you my think my skills are good enough to apply for a motion designer position in Australia.

    Any feedbacks from readers are welcome.

    Thanks a lot.

  • Hi Nick,

    Thanks for your awesome work with GSG for the past months, you are doing an amazing and truely inspiring job. Keep it up…

    My Reel:
    http://www.vimeo.com/7057820

    I currently live in Dubai and have only gotten into Motion Graphics in the past 2years but I’m really starting to get the hang of it and am prepared to do what ever it takes (well almost…lol) to get to the top…

    …please feel free to rip me into pieces…
    Would be nice to have some feedback (not only from Nick…)

    Thanks

  • Enjoying this series…
    would fancy your feedback!
    http://vimeo.com/6479413

  • Late to the party, I know, but if you have the time to crit, please do. Thanks!

    http://www.mrcrothers.com

  • If you have a few minutes…here`s my reel: http://vimeo.com/794422

  • Would love to hear what you think…

    cheers

  • Love the critiques!
    if you get a chance, here is mine..
    http://www.jbarnesnyc.com
    Thanks!!

  • nick, you already know it, but maybe u want to review it in public.

    http://vimeo.com/6413002

  • Very cool of you to do this.
    Here is my reel:

    http://vimeo.com/7090198

    Thanks,

    -YS

  • I doubt you will get to it, here is mine (if anyone else want’s to crit it, go for it!)

    (reel)
    http://www.vimeo.com/5863504

    (Big QT)
    http://www.virtualmatter.org/assets/work/Kevin_Whitfield.mov


    Kevin

  • honest critique is the best! it’d be great to hear your comments.

    reel (quicktime):
    http://www.mike-humphrey.com/mikehumphrey_reel09.mov

    youtube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ-SfwvXJGk

  • hey Nick! here you have my demo. Keep up with this section… it’s a good way to learn!! ; ) thanks!

    http://charminmotion.com/DR2008_CharminMotion.mov

  • Hi Nick!
    My reel to your hardcore critiques!
    Thanx!

  • Here’s my reel up for critique. Thanks!

    http://vimeo.com/7099791

  • Hey hey,

    Any critique of my reel would be cool. I’m more of a director/editor who also does some mo-graph & compositing, but would be interested to see how it holds up, whats working, not working etc.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBTPPV-6srA&fmt=22

    Many thanks for any feedback!

  • Come on, be as rude as you can.

    rcalvaro.tv
    vimeo.com/rcalvaro

    And of course, thank you in advanced for it.

  • All right Gorilla-man, cool initiative, fire away!

    http://www.smokeandmirrors.se

  • Any link on the left under “Showreel”:

    http://www.valhalladesign.net

    Thanks!

  • Swedish compositing student, and this is my first reel ! Be as harsh as you like!

    http://vimeo.com/6765472

    Thanks!

  • It looks like you’ve set yourself quite a Herculean task!
    Well, should you reach this point of the list, I’d be immensely grateful for any feedback you have!

    http://www.vimeo.com/7159642

    Thanks!
    Gabe

  • Hey there… I would love to have you take a look. Thanks for the time if you are able

  • Graduated this year from SVA, but been working professionally for the past 3 years (somehow I survived full time classes and work)

    Mograph already destroyed me… LOL

    Lets see what you think!

    http://www.manuruiz.com

    Thanks in advance!

  • Hey there here s another one for the list. You can check out my reel and work in mograph, design and photography at http://www.bulkas.com

    Cheers,
    Duncan

    • I like it a lot …
      the movement of the camera and your graphical elements is really worked out well.
      I see a unique style and i like it.
      I see that on the one side you doing motiongraphics and on the other side the film department. This two things are not going that well together in your reel. That´s the only point …
      Nice Job!
      Best
      Michael
      here my reel
      http://www.vimeo.com/5743887

  • Hey Nick, dropping this off. williamwallace.tv/work/demoReel/

  • I’d appreciate it if you could give my reel a look. It’s set to be downloadable on vimeo. Thanks, love the site.
    http://vimeo.com/5854049

  • Plenty of submissions, heres one more, love and appreciate the site!
    Always open to serious critiquing
    vimeo: http://vimeo.com/6445292

  • WTF?? fix it if you can…Sorry man 🙁

  • holy cow o_O lotta showreels in here

    lets give it a try

    here’s mine 🙂
    http://vimeo.com/7310319

  • ZEEK - Javier Honoré October 29, 2009 at 10:22 am

    GOD! WE NEED MORE COMMUNITIES LIKE THIS!!!
    so we don’t have to go to see a psychologist before we go crazy!

    MY REEL ! 🙂
    http://xplsv.tv/movie/3881/

  • I know its almost been two years, but I’d love to hear what you have to say before I cut my new demo reel.

    http://www.vimeo.com/1248885

    P.S. I’m a huge fan by the way

  • my very first reel. Already know some things that can be improved but some more critiques before I start editing a new one are very welcome!

    http://www.vimeo.com/7060177

  • Nick,
    If possible, I’d like my reel to be critqued. After watching the first couple of reel critiques, I’ve noticed some common general questions that keep coming up so, here is a background breakdown of my reel to take some guess-work out of your job:

    Reel: joelhebert.com

    My Job: In-house Art Director for a company web-based network of OTC skin care product brands. I handle all the video production for the company. The majority of the work are various scenes from webmercials over the past year.

    My Role: Did everything on the reel but sing the song in the background. Also, some of the ugly labels on the products, I had nothing to do with. Other than that, I wrote the scripts, designed, modeled, animated, etc.

    Workflow: Adobe Production Suite, Strata 3D (65% of the 3D), Cinema 4D (35%, just bought broadcast edition two months ago, can’t put it down now!), Zbrush, Mudbox, Bodypaint 3D

    Output/Rendering: Various rendering setting, screen size was all 640×360. Some of the clips were compressed to-death which is why there is a little anti-aliasing, pixelating, and banding going on.

    Song: Ace Boone “shy people”, myspace.com/aceboone

    Keep up the good tutorials man! Your teaching style is very easy-to-understand

  • is a little bit of my work

  • Hi Nick !
    I’ve just updated my reel 🙂

    Hope you’ll select it for the next session :
    http://www.vimeo.com/7554511

    😉

  • Hi nick, here is my 2009 mograph reel.
    Pls let me know what u think and how I could improve it.

    cheers

    http://www.vimeo.com/5945682

  • Hey there! I know I’m probably kinda late to the party, but I’d appreciate a critique from anyone willing to give it.

    http://vimeo.com/7547842

    Thanks in advance!

  • Check out my reel, and let me know what you think…

    http://www.vimeo.com/8036208

  • I was wondering if you were going to do another episode of reel critiques? I enjoyed the other 4 episodes you did.

    I just completed a new reel for 2010 and would love to hear a critique and some feedback.

    http://www.vimeo.com/7928648

  • http://vimeo.com/8055593
    i’m not a motion grapher so i don’t know if my reel can be interesting on GSG.
    anyways, big up guys!

  • Can’t wait to hear what you say about mine!

    http://www.vimeo.com/7596545

  • I’m in, ready for the feedback!

    http://vimeo.com/4713294

  • I would love some honest feedback. Its hard to keep my reel updated all the time, but I try. If you hate it tell me. If you love it tell me. I want to know what people think. Thanks!

  • Here is my graduating reel!! Its been a long road and ive been fortunate enough to spend a lot of that road working in the field. Was curious since i knew you were a somewhat regular at the Ai in Chicago, how my reel stacks up. Im graduating from the Art Institute of Ft Lauderdale.

    http://www.vimeo.com/8112418

  • http://www.vimeo.com/8175217

    Rip it up. Build it up. Just give me some honest feedback.

  • You probably won’t get to mine in a while but whatever

    http://www.vimeo.com/8380370

  • Very late in the game but I’m finally happy enough with this.

    http://www.vimeo.com/8477338

  • Álvaro Rodríguez January 4, 2010 at 6:35 am

    Hi, i’ve updated my reel for the new year, hope this one gets featured:

    http://vimeo.com/8516008

  • Hi Nick,

    here is my new reel for 2010 fresh out of the render queue.

    http://www.vimeo.com/8610211

    I’d be glad if you had time to take a close look at it…c’mon rip it apart already 🙂

    Cheers Guido

  • Hey Nick!

    Would like to toss my name/reel into the ring if these are still a-happenin.

    Thanks!
    Zack
    Reel: http://vimeo.com/8402772

  • Hi Nick!
    check my reel an tell me what you think!
    thanks!:)
    http://www.vimeo.com/9041355

    here is my site
    http://www.stefanoparon.com

    ciao

  • Hey GSG, would love to have my reel broken down and critiqued by your good self. heres the link…

    http://www.frasercroall.com/reel.html

    and im also on vimeo

    http://vimeo.com/frasercroall

    Cheers,
    FC

  • I see there are a ton of requests, but if you’ve got the time I’d love to hear your thoughts about my reel.

    Here’s my site: http://www.scottballes.com

    Here’s my reel on Vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/9644307

    Thanks!

  • Would love some professional feedback on my reel. Thanks; love the site!

    http://www.vimeo.com/9502480

    or

    http://www.zakkelley.com/motion1.htm

    -zak

  • Yo Gorilla!!!

    I dare you to tell me somthing i don’t know abaout my reel

    http://www.vimeo.com/9859365

    Sobres

    GSG Chingon Cabron !!

  • Here is my 2010 Reel, would love some feedback on my work Thanks!

    http://vimeo.com/9175563

  • Early 2010 cut of my Demo Reel: http://www.da-am.com.
    Any comments, suggestions? Looking for a Motion job in Chicago.

  • Great site. Would like to hear feedback on my reel before I update it if you have the time. Thanks.

  • My reel http://www.vimeo.com/6110046
    Please be rude, in the name of improving

  • Hi there is still space on your busy schedule for reels critiques, if so here is mine: http://www.vimeo.com/10486219

  • Not sure if you’re still doing this. If you are, here’s my reel:
    http://vimeo.com/11936276

  • Rip me to Shreds! Don’t hold back just hit me with the negative/positive feed back.

    http://tiny.cc/mpahw

  • Hey nick please take a look at my reel: http://www.dbarros.tv/site/detalhe_motion.php?id=8 critiques are welcome.

  • Just recently finished my summer of 2010 Reel, enjoy!

    http://vimeo.com/15063616

    Thanks
    -Cody-

  • Sebastian Schneider November 9, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Hey Nick, hope you’ll find some time for another episode. Maybe you can have a look at my reel. Thx
    http://vimeo.com/14405183

  • hey nick,

    please check out my reel: http://vimeo.com/16393720
    hoping for another episode soon!

    cheers,
    michael

  • Hi from Paris Nick,
    here is my 2010 reel:
    http://www.vimeo.com/17334034
    all comments are welcome!
    thanks

  • Hi Nick! Would love a critique of my new 2012 reel. Not sure if you’re still doing these, but if you are your feedback would be most appreciated!
    https://vimeo.com/42955686

    Thanks!

  • Four years too late? I hope not…

    http://www.paulinebappiah.com

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