Monday, December 27, 2010

DEMO REEL

When I got my 1st job getting paid for making art, I was so happy. A week before Christmas our boss took us aside and told us he was days away from letting us all go but we got money to do a videogame. The news was suppose to be good, but instead all I heard was 'layed off'. I realized at that moment how unprepared I was. I told myself I would never let that happen again.

Each year I put together a demo reel, not that I'm always looking for a job but rather to be prepared if I lost mine. I never, ever want to go back to loading trucks on the docks.
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As the year 2010 draws to a end, thought it might be nice to reflect on my last ten years of animation by putting together a demo reel.

Enjoy!

note: for students making a demo reel, please don't use this reel as template. There is a number of things wrong with this reel, most notably the length is too long. Rather go to The Spline Doctors website for a how-to guide on making a demo reel.

18 comments:

  1. These are all of my favorites! Awesome job!

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  2. The trailer shot master... that's what they should call you. Incredibly inspiring, Aaron. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. What a reel - so excited to see these!!!! Was hoping you would post it =)

    LOVE your first shots of Up, I still giggle when he punches himself ^.^ Just wondering though, why are your shots of Kevin in black and white?

    Heres wising you a great New Year!

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  4. Reely inspiring!! < Pun intended.

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  5. Beautiful reel! Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
    Love the shot of Ellie climbing through the window. Great stuff!

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  6. Epic shots Aaron, well done.. My Favorite one is the Vulture villain,, he is soooo Hilarious! Can't get enough of him .

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  7. Awesome!!!
    Could you put a bigger and better quality version to download? :D
    I wish you a happy new year full of happyness.

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  8. Very cool - you have had the chance to work on some amazing films! Cant wait to see what 2011 holds for you ^-^

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  9. pure awesomeness, I remember laughing at most of those scenes at the movie theatre.
    Thank you for sharing and happy new year.

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  10. very nice, I never new you did that robot shot with the hair gag, nice, your work is always inspiring, and a lot to learn from

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  11. Long time fan of your work, Aaron. Great to see a compilation of some of your work over the last 10 years.

    Do you still have your old demo reels handy? As an animator trying to break into the film industry, it'd be great to see how you first started out!

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  12. Your work is brilliant and inspiring. I love every single one of these shots from the movie's. Well done on making it from the hard times of loading trucks to giving the world some fantastic and memorable animations to watch and enjoy! :)

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  13. Amazing ! I wish one day... ;P

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  14. This is amazing! Turns out you've animated some of my favorite shots from all of those movies! The squirrel creature from Ice Age and the tortilla Mr. Potato Head are among my most memorable scenes through the years. Great job!

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  15. This is amazing! Turns out you've animated some of my favorite shots from all of those movies! The squirrel creature from Ice Age and the tortilla Mr. Potato Head are among my most memorable scenes through the years. Great job!


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