Originally Posted by WalterB
Use what you have and show some of the best parts of finished projects.
Since it's about editing you can use 2 or 3 complete short (and very? different) scenes to show your editing skills and add some editing to music with great visuals and building tension or creating atmosphere as well and you have something to show.
You need something fast. But you can use shoots from your feature if they exist.
Thanks so much for the advice! That definitely makes sense about building tension, short and very different scenes, and blending music and atmosphere in. That's why I thought a trailer for my feature would work well (but wanted to make sure), because my feature is a psychological thriller so it fits those editing criteria:
1.) Building tension: could work as a slow burn that turns into all-out action and violence
2.) Short & Different Scenes: my film has moments of humor and awkward romantic comedy, as well as spirituality, so that would be interesting to bounce that off of the scarier moments perhaps for that contrast
3.) Music & Atmosphere: My film has atmosphere to spare, and I love to edit to music (could go very Scorsese-style). I do have a question with music: is it equally impressive on a reel to edit to score music made specifically for the film? Or do they look more for band music?