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Building a killer music demo reel — Part 2: SequencingUnlock the secrets to a standout music demo reel! Learn the art of choosing an engaging opening track, mastering seamless sequencing, and perfecting your musical storytelling. A must-read for composers and musicians ready to make an impact and leave their audience wanting more!
Mike Rubino and Mike Rosen | Reel Stories with ReelCrafterIn this Reel Stories episode, Sam Hulick interviews composer Mike Rubino and industry veteran Mike Rosen. They discuss the benefits of a composer-manager relationship and the value of a curated demo reel (with tips!)
Why you need a (ReelCrafter) demo reelWant to showcase your talents to potential clients and partners? A demo reel is a powerful tool to demonstrate your skills. But creating one can be intimidating. This post walks you through why you need a demo reel and how ReelCrafter can help you present your work to the world.
Stuti Mandala | Reel Stories with ReelCrafterJoin ReelCrafter co-founder Sam Hulick and L.A. singer/actor Stuti Mandala as they discuss how Stuti uses ReelCrafter to create audio-visual demos for casting directors and booking agents. Learn how the flexible reel builder integrates with press kits and provides playlist analytics for tracking track performance.
Louis Robert King | Reel Stories with ReelCrafterLouis Robert King, composer and orchestrator, talks about taking on unexpected projects, including a recent collaboration with The Ironsides, in a new episode of Reel Stories. Gain insights into Louis' creative process and how he approaches opportunities in a constantly changing creative landscape.
Willow Crest | Reel Stories with ReelCrafterLA-based folk duo Willow Crest shares how they use ReelCrafter to pitch for festivals, sync licensing, and media composition opportunities. They discuss how the platform’s tools, like track replacement, fit into their workflow, and how they discovered a unique way to engage with their fan base during the pandemic.
Gilde Flores | Reel Stories with ReelCrafterReelCrafter co-founder Sam Hulick chats to Gilde Flores to find out how ReelCrafter fits into his workflow as a multi-genre composer and music producer. Plus, Gilde shares some pro tips on how the platform’s unique tracking features helped him secure his latest composer/music supervisor role on ’The Garcias’ (HBO Max).
How to make a voice-over demo reel as a professional voice actorAs a voice actor, your demo reel is your calling card. It's how you showcase your work and grab the attention of producers, casting directors, and talent agents to land voice-over work in commercials, audiobooks, animated films, and video narration. Making a great impression with your voice-over demo is imperative for landing voice-over work in professional voice acting.
How Hollywood composer Chris Lennertz levels up his demo reelsIn this exclusive interview, composer Christopher Lennertz discusses the importance of demo reels and how he uses ReelCrafter’s metrics on reel engagement to identify what works well and what doesn't. Don’t miss his tips on ways to always be improving and making sure your pitches are top-notch.