I don’t feel like it should be October right now. I feel like it should still be the middle of summer, like early August. I don’t know where this entire quarter went for me. It feels like I wasted it. I don’t think that I did, but it sure feels like it.
I didn’t realize how much work went into creating a demo reel. I figured, I would record stuff in my range and then I’d do some light editing and call it good. But then I started researching, and listening to other demo reels. I’m currently watching a four part series where the content creator is simply editing and splicing together each segment of his demo reel. I’m amazed by the amount of work he put into it. For something that is a minute long, it really does take hours to do.
So now, I’m writing a script for my demo reel. It’s only a page, but it includes efforts, sound effects, directions, everything that a script would have. I even wrote out a short description of what was happening before the scene that I’m recording. I’m not even done. I’ve really only finished writing one segment. I still have 3-5 to go, depending on how long they’re going to be.
I see now why people get others to do their demo reels and why they cost so much. I’d thought to get two demo reels done within the next few weeks… I might lucky to get one done. I’m not willing to sacrifice quality. I’ll still be adding audiobook samples as I go. But the character and animation reels I wanted to do? Those are going to take longer. So much longer.
Patience is a good thing.
…I suck at patience.