How Long Should a Demo Reel Be?
How long should a demo reel be? This is a question I often get asked at Animation Apprentice. The simple answer to the question is, for a student reel, “about 30 seconds to a minute”. But there is a longer answer, which is a little more complicated. A demo reel is the single most important means of landing that crucial first job in the animation industry, so it’s important to get it right. How long should your demo reel be?
The truth, of course, is that it doesn’t really matter how long your reel should be. It’s a bit like asking “how long is a piece of string?”. What is important is that your reel showcases your best work, and only your best work. To see more about how to put together a great demo reel, read this blog post.