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Old 06-07-2013, 09:20 PM   #1
Mike Marino
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Demo reels for composers: What are directors looking for?

Hi guys,

I've come across a number of composers who have audio and/or video demo reels. It seems like it's a must from a professional standpoint. I would like to hear what directors are looking for in an audio and/or video demo reel from composers.

Let me also ask this question: What DON'T you want to see/hear in these demo reels?

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Old 07-17-2013, 08:22 AM   #2
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That's a good question, I'd like to know the answer, too. Making an effective (audio) demo reel is difficult, especially as composing stand-alone tracks is different to composing for picture. You might be able to compose very good music, but have problems with evoking certain emotions and making the whole thing fit the picture.

How do you choose the composer for your film? And what are you looking for or aren't looking for in demo reels? It would be great if you could shed some light on this.
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