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Demo Reel Dash

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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.

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Mar 7, 2022

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HIGHLIGHTED FEATURES
Feedback from Industry Professionals
Podcast Interviews with Industry Leaders
Over 7 Hours of Video Instruction

Student Testimonial

"Taking Demo Reel Dash from Ryan Summers changed the course of my reel entirely. I know what your expectations are for a Reel course: editing and audio tips, an overview of what works and doesn’t work, etc. And that’s all there, and it’s great. But the real gold is in how it will force you to wrangle with your identity and who you want to be as an artist." - Taylor Cox, Spring 2021

Course Instructor

Ryan Summers

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.

INSTRUCTOR'S CLIENTS INCLUDE:

Course Overview

WEEK NUMBER

Discover the various types of Demo Reels in our industry. You’ll learn the differences between Show Reels and Demo Reels, how to borrow from the best, and tips on organizing and categorizing your work in Adobe Premiere.

What you’ll Learn
  • How to organize, categorize, and rate your work.
  • Killer tips on how to work in Adobe Premiere
  • The Power of Positioning
week start

Apr 4

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2 Projects

run time

6 Hrs

This week you’ll learn how to find the story arc of your Reel, how to integrate sound design and music, and explore the mystery of Narrative Reels.

What you’ll Learn
  • Create a memorable viewer experience with Energy Curves.
  • The importance of Branding in your Reel.
  • How to fill in the gaps in your work.
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Apr 11

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assignments

2 Projects

run time

6 Hrs

Polish your reel to perfection and ready your Launch Campaign.

What you’ll Learn
  • Keep your Reel free of speed bumps.
  • Prep your Launch Campaign
  • The difference between Networking and Relationship Building
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Apr 18

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assignments

2 Projects

run time

6 Hrs

The final week of class is an Extended Critique! You can use this time to catch up, complete your demo reel and Launch Campaign!

What you’ll Learn
  • Extended critique period.
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Apr 25

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assignments

2 Projects

run time

6 Hrs

COMMUNITY

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Our student community is welcoming, diverse, and growing rapidly.

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Celebrate with Your Peers

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FAQs

What software will I need to know for this course?

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.

Am I ready to take this course?

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 creer goals.

What jobs can I get with a Demo Reel from this course?

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.