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Reel Success by Cheryl Cabrera

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CHAPTER 7

DISTRIBUTION

DIMENSIONS AND COMPRESSION

You now have a demo reel and need to export or render the file so that you can get it distributed to as many people as possible and consequently get a job. The smallest dimensions you should export your demo reel are a resolution of 720 × 480. Of course, you want as large of a file as possible so that people can see the quality of your work. A resolution of 720p is generally adequate for this purpose, and as most people are working in HD, this is what I would recommend. However, if you have been working at a lower resolution all along, then you need to remain consistent during the export. When working on your demo reel, all the files should remain uncompressed so that you end up with the best ...

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