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.
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.
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.