Showreel From Scratch – Episode 1: Equipment

 In How To Make A Showreel From Scratch

Welcome to our exciting new video series, where we take you on a journey of creating a showreel from scratch. In our “How To Get Better Showreels” series, we’ve covered a wide array of invaluable tips and tricks, ranging from the fundamentals of finding inspiration for your scenes to smart cost-sharing, location scouting, and even basic production design. With these insights at your disposal, you’re now well-prepared to dive into the actual filming and editing process.

In this fresh series, we’ll guide you through the step-by-step procedures for shooting and editing showreel scenes. Our topics include essential gear, indoor and outdoor filming techniques, the art of scene editing, the nuances of selecting and applying music, and even some advanced filmmaking tips. In this inaugural episode, we’ll focus on the vital equipment you need to capture your showreel scenes effectively.

It’s worth noting that while this series provides a wealth of knowledge to enhance your showreel material, it does not serve as a comprehensive filmmaking course. If your aspirations extend to becoming a professional filmmaker, we recommend exploring the following channels for in-depth training:

  1. Film Riot: Find a plethora of filmmaking tutorials, tips, and creative insights. Watch Here
  2. Cinematography Database: Dive deep into advanced cinematography techniques and industry know-how. Watch Here
  3. Indy Mogul: Explore DIY filmmaking techniques, special effects, and more. Watch Here
  4. Video Copilot: Unleash your creativity with tutorials on visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing. Watch Here

A word of caution: Creating a showreel from scratch should be a last resort, as it won’t replace the years of experience that a professional film crew can provide. While our series empowers you to craft impressive showreel material, it’s essential to acknowledge the value of professional expertise in the world of filmmaking.