Just joined this site, so thought I'd give my first question - which I'll try and keep short!
I've done Sound Design in theatre for a few years now and am looking to working in film and other media. Really, my theatre work has comprised of mostly creating and recording soundtrack music to go with the plays and some minor sound fx when needed.
What I was wondering is, what's the best way to present yourself as a Sound Designer for film? Is it best to create a short film or showreel demonstrating sound fx and music? I've seen some Sound Designers have taken trailers for modern films and dubbed their own FX on to them as a way to show what they can do.
I do have a website for my music and soundtracks, but not a showreel or anything visual just yet (though I have got a YouTube channel.)
Sorry for the newbie question...!
Thanks in advance.