I am in the process of editing my online showreel. I have 3 short films (or not so short 1 is 36 minutes and another 19 minutes), a trailer and a DVD intro / pre-menu clip. Now my main focus for my career or should I say where I would like to direct my career is dialogue editing and location recording.
It has been suggested to me that my showreel should be no longer than 4 minutes, but am wondering how I could showcase some of the lengthier scenes within that time. Do I also try and create something thats snappy and jumps around or do I put the clips from the films together? My DVD showreel will include all the films after the edited reel automatically plays, so for that I am happy in the knowledge that people can watch the full films afterwards. However due to restrictions with 2 of the films I am unable to upload them in full nor are they available elsewhere, so how do i get around this within the 4 minutes.
Any ideas or examples that people think might help would be greatly appreciated.