FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTONS
We’re excited to announce the Review Board!! Finally. You can now check out the animators behind Reel Feedback and who you can get feedback from. We have gathered some of the top animal and creature experts:
Jim Brown – Animation Supervisor, Tippett Studio
Randy Link – Lead Animator, Weta Digital
Chris Hatala – Animation Director, Massive Black
Tom Gibbons – Animation Supervisor, Tippett Studio
Hans Brekke – Lead Animator, Tippett Studio
These animators review demo reels on a regular basis and know what studios are looking for. With up to 25 years animation and film experience these animators will bring your reel up to par. You can check out the Review Board here.
Our professional animators will critique your work as if you were working for a feature film studio. We can't promise you’ll like the feedback, but we can promise a uniqe one-to-one experience with feedback that will be honest and sincere. We’ll tell you what works and what needs improvement.
Just with a link, its that easy!! On the ‘checkout' - page enter the link to your down-loadable demo reel. The link can be from your personal website or a video site like Vimeo.
The important aspect is that its downloadable.
File size is also important. We recommend that you export your reel as a QuickTime file with H.264 compression. If your reel is up to 1-2 minutes long and its file size is 500-600 MB, use a better codec/compression. Choose a resolution around 640*480 or 800*600.
You need QuickTime Pro to export files with compression. Open your .mov file with QuickTime 7. (QuickTime 10 doesn't have the pro option.) It's confusing, but QuickTime Pro is only available for QuickTime 7.
Choose File - Export - Options - Under 'Compression Type' choose H.264.
We don't need super high-quality images to assess your reel. Try not to make your reel bigger than 200-250 MB..MAX!
If you prefer not to post your reel online, upload it to Vimeo and password protect it. Just remember to send us the password.
To password protect your reel using Vimeo go to Settings - Privacy - Choose Password protected - set a password.
If you prefer to upload your demo reel directly to us we’ll email you with a link to our upload page immediately after we receive confirmation of your purchased feedback session.
Email us at email@example.com for a quote and more details.
We currently accept payment via Paypal.
You need a computer with access to the internet and be able to create preferably a Quicktime movie of your reel.
Anyone who wants feedback on their animation reel. Students who are just starting out can gain invaluable knowledge early on. We will guide you and give you advice on how you can reach your goal. Students with a reel who are about to graduate can find out how strong their reel is. Reel Feedback is even great for working professionals considering a career change. In fact, you can sign up for Reel Feedback even if you only have an animation clip!!
No. Just one-to-one quality feedback from professional animators on your demo reel.
Each feedback session is 60 minutes. You will recieve 60 minutes of one-to-one constructive feedback. You’ll receive a thorough critique of your reel, and when we’re finished you’ll know precisely what you need to work on.
Not necessarily, even if you just got an animation clip or a scene you can sign up for a critique.
No!! You can sign up as many times and as often as you’d like.
Reel Feedback can’t promise anything regarding employment. The only thing we promise is a solid critique. It's up to you what you decide to do with it.
Yes! You can sign up from all over the world. When it comes time for your live, interactive critique, we’ll arrange a time that works both for you and your reviewer.
We assign reviewers based on their individual availability. That said, each Reel Feedback reviewer is a highly qualified, animation industry veteran, so no matter who we assign to critique your reel, you’re sure to receive the best feedback.
Today we only have reviewers in the US and New Zealand.