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Demo Reel Dash

Make your work stand out from the crowd.

With Demo Reel Dash, you’ll learn how to make and market your own brand of magic by spotlighting your best work. By the end of the course you’ll have a brand new demo reel, and a campaign custom-built to showcase yourself to an audience aligned to your career goals.

Registration Opens

October 17, 2022

Class Start Date:

February 6, 2023

April 10, 2023

April 10, 2023

Course Length:

Session Duration:

10 Hours

3 Payments of

Instant-Access! Start learning immediately.

100% Free! Start learning immediately.

$249
$397
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10 Hours

of video lessons,

podcasts, guides, and support
from our amazing team!

guides, and access to our
24/7 motion community!

podcasts, guides, and access to
our 24/7 motion community!

podcasts, guides, community
and critique from pros!

WEEK 1

How to organize, categorize, and rate your work

Get your work organized, categorized, and ready for cutting a new reel. Learn about various "styles" of show reel in our industry, and see some examples of masterfully paced reels.

Memorable viewer experiences via 'Energy Curves'

Learn how to tell a story using three reels: Montage, Show and Tell, and Narrative. We’ll show you how to add music and sound design to help influence the tone and pace. Explore techniques to make your reel memorable and exciting.

Keep your Reel free of Speed Bumps

Refine your professional goals and ensure that your reel aligns to them. Now it’s time to test your reel to ensure it is effective and engaging. Finally, we’ll prepare a launch campaign so your work gets noticed.

Editing Tricks to make your Reel Stand Out

You may not be a video editor, but we can show you how to cut your reel in ways that will give it more life and energy than just a simple montage. Learn some Premiere tricks that will impress everyone.

How to Promote your new Reel

Now that you've positioned yourself correctly, narrowed down your focus, and cut a kick-ass reel, what's next? Learn how to get eyeballs on your new showreel, and how to upgrade your standing in the industry to get better clients.

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Better than in-person training

School of Motion instant-access courses are unlike anything you've ever experienced. Along with world-class training, you'll also get access to tons of professional project files and a 24/7 network of likeminded artists, and more support than you'll know what to do with.

Over 20,000 artists have taken School of Motion courses, find out what all the hype is about.

School of Motion courses are unlike anything you've ever experienced. Along with world-class training, you'll also get 1-on-1 feedback from an industry pro, a 24/7 network of likeminded artists, and more support than you'll know what to do with.

Over 17,000 artists have taken School of Motion courses, find out what all the hype is about.

This instant-access course features

Exercises and project files for every lesson

Each course comes packed with free project files, assets, and additional material to keep you learning and growing long after the course ends. Our exercises are designed from real world briefs, so you’re learning the skills you need to excel on your next project or venture.

Permanent access to course materials

We all need a refresher now and again, which is why you’ll keep access to your course—and all the assets and project files—for the rest of your life. Come back to listen to exclusive interviews, review old lessons, and try out new techniques using your old assets.

Support from the School of Motion team

Reach out to our incredible support team at any time to answer questions about the material, or to help you find the best way to achieve your career goals. We are here to help.

This instant-access course features

Exercises and project files for every lesson

Each course comes packed with free project files, assets, and additional material to keep you learning and growing long after the course ends. Our exercises are designed from real world briefs, so you’re learning the skills you need to excel on your next project or venture.

Real-world examples and video training

We go above and beyond when producing our courses, making sure that the curriculum is presented in the right order, with the right examples, and using the best practices currently used in the industry. In short, you're learning to do things the way they're done in the real world.

Permanent access to course materials

We all need a refresher now and again, which is why you’ll keep access to your course—and all the assets and project files—for the rest of your life. Come back to listen to exclusive interviews, review old lessons, and try out new techniques using your old assets.

A world-wide artist community

You’ll gain instant access to our 24/7 motion design community, The Square. Here you can network with professional artists at every stage of their career. You’ll get to meet new friends, ask for help, and build your network.

What makes us different?

Cohort-Based Learning

Join artists from around the world on our custom learning platform. Never learn alone, as you’ll have immediate access to a forum of fellow students to share work, ask questions, and improve together. 

Exercises and project files for every lesson

Each course comes packed with free project files, assets, and additional material to keep you learning and growing long after the course ends. Our exercises are designed from real world briefs, so you’re learning the skills you need to excel on your next project or venture.

Technical and creative support along the way

You’ll be assigned a Teaching Assistant with years of experience in your chosen course. They’ll provide technical and creative feedback to guide you through new skills, improve your techniques, and provide encouragement along your journey. 

Verified credential upon course completion

Completing a course isn’t just about bragging rights. Once you’ve completed at least 70% of your work in a given course, you’ll earn a verified credential that can show current and future employers exactly what you’ve accomplished.

Permanent access to course materials

We all need a refresher now and again, which is why you’ll keep access to your course—and all the assets and project files—for the rest of your life. Come back to listen to exclusive interviews, review old lessons, and try out new techniques using your old assets.

A world-wide alumni community

You’ll gain instant access to our alumni platform, The Square. Here you can network with professional artists at every stage of their career. You’ll get access to new job opportunities and exclusive alumni events, such as meetups, virtual hangouts and reel reviews. 

Meet your instructor

Ryan Summers

Creative Director & Educator

Type Lover. Pixel Peeper. Light Bender. Pencil Pusher. Curve Operator. Throw in Root Beer Aficionado, Hockey Fanatic, and International Man of Art & Science, and you’ve got the general idea of Ryan Summers. He’s worked with the likes of Guillermo Del Toro and JJ Abrams, and is currently a Creative Director at School of Motion where he teaches students to design and animate for the wild world of motion design. He’s just as likely to talk your ear off about the Scientific Method as a Design Lifestyle™ as debate why there is no further-refined pop music than the unreleased B-sides of early Oasis. Please approach with caution, high fives, and a firm handshake. He will not bite.

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Our no-risk money back policy

We want to make sure you have a positive learning experience with us, so for any session based course you're enrolled in, you can request a refund any time within 30 days of purchase.

We want to make sure you have a positive learning experience with us, so for any session based course you're enrolled in, you can request a refund up until the end of Week 3 of the course

Registration Opens

October 17, 2022

Class Start Date:

February 6, 2023

April 10, 2023

April 10, 2023

Course Length:

Session Duration:

10 Hours

3 Payments of

Instant-Access! Start learning immediately.

100% Free! Start learning immediately.

$249
$397

Join over 20,000 alumni around the globe

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if this course is right for me?
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Demo Reel Dash is for students who have a strong grasp of editing software and want to prove their skills, pivot to a new job title, or promote a new project. If you're comfortable with Adobe Premiere or After Effects, this course will be a good fit. In Demo Reel Dash, you'll learn how to create a Demo Reel and get it into the hands of the audience that can help you take the next step in your career. You'll also learn how to identify what personal work you can create in the future to ensure your reel is aligned to your career goals.

What jobs can I get with a Demo Reel from this course?
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We specifically cover Animator, Designer, Generalists, and Director Demo Reels – but any artist position found in motion design can be crafted from the Lessons and Exercises in this course.

What is the course format?
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Demo Reel Dash is an instant access course. All lessons are immediately available to you. The lessons include pre-recorded videos, podcasts, PDFs and assignments with working files. You can binge all of the content at once, or take your time and watch it a little at a time.

Once you enroll, you will be added to a private classroom with other students taking the course. This is a great tool for connecting, asking or answering questions and sharing thoughts or insights. You can share your work in The Square for peer review.

Can I access my course content after the course ends?
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Yes! You’ll have lifetime access to all the course lessons and materials. Also, if we make any changes to Demo Reel Dash, you’ll automatically receive access to the latest version.

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What are the prerequisites?
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If you have 20 seconds or more of work that can be compiled into a sequence, you’re ready. This course will help you assemble a Reel that can be maintained for the entirety of your career, as well as identify what personal work you can create in the future to ensure your reel is aligned to your career goals.

What is the required software?
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The class will be taught with Adobe Premiere, but any editing software can be used – even After Effects, while not primarily used as editing software, could be used to complete a demo reel.

How much time do I need to commit?
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Demo Reel Dash is an instant access course. You'll have the flexibility to watch all the course content on your schedule. There are approximately 10 hours of video content in this course.

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You will not recognize your work when class is over.

Our courses have been meticulously designed to simulate real-world situations so that you're learning best-practices from day one. You'll be challenged, supported, and celebrated by your fellow artists as you level-up in real-time.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

Registration Opens

October 17, 2022

Class Start Date:

February 6, 2023

April 10, 2023

April 10, 2023

Course Length:

Session Duration:

10 Hours

3 Payments of

Instant-Access! Start learning immediately.

100% Free! Start learning immediately.

$249
$397