I'm curious if anyone has made a demo reel of their video journalism work? I'd like to make a portfolio reel, but I'm unsure of the "best practices" of how to do one properly. If you have a link to your reel, please share it here. Any other resources, other than this?
Interesting, I've never put one together and have no idea where to start or what the best length is (obviously shorter is better)
The way most of us put together a reel for TV is to start with a full screen with all of your info: name, address, contact. Usually, you would put one feature, general, and spot news story, and one other that highlights some other quality, like maybe lighting. Follow that with the same full screen from the top and that's it.
I did this one some time ago and to be honest think i need to redo it. I think it is important to have something that shows quickly what you can do. You never know who may want to offer you a job!