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#Actualnsmadsen

Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:39 AM

I agree with much of the points already made. Not sure if this would really help your cause or not. It does stand out but... consider this:

1) Much of the music was covered up by voice over. Length was certainly much better but the whole focus on your demo reel/commercial was your music and it got mostly covered up.

2) For all of the experience touted in this promo not a single mention of past credits, credentials or anything was listed.

It's a hard thing to do but try to find some way to let your work speak for itself. I realize you're trying to be humorous and the "WRONG" part actually made me laugh a bit, but this may not serve you like you hoped. Or it might. To be honest, I don't know. This is the fun and hard part of networking and advertising yourself. I remember hearing from George "The Fatman" Sanger about how he tried to this really unqiue and cool way to delivering/packaging demo reels. He was already successful by this point but wanted to reach out a bit more (from what I remember). Although it was cool it didn't result in call backs and ended up costing him a bit more time and money than he wanted.

So it's not a direct science. There's no sure fire way to go from A to B - instead it's trial and error. And although we're all slamming car commercials (and they certainly are annoying) the dealerships make enough money to produce and air them year after year.

#2nsmadsen

Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:38 AM

I agree with much of the points already made. Not sure if this would really help your cause or not. It does stand out but... consider this:

1) Much of the music was covered up by voice over. Length was certainly much better but the whole focus on your demo reel/commercial was your music and it got mostly covered up.

2) For all of the experience touted in this promo not a single mention of past credits, credentials or anything was listed.

It's a hard thing to do but try to find some way to let your work speak for itself. I realize you're trying to be humorous and the "WRONG" part actually made me laugh a bit, but this may not serve you like you hoped. Or it might. To be honest, I don't know. This is the fun and hard part of networking and advertising yourself. I remember hearing from George "The Fatman" Sanger about how he tried to this really unqiue and cool way to delivering/packaging demo reels. He was already successful by this point but wanted to reach out a bit more (from what I remember). Although it was cool it didn't result in call backs and ended up costing him a bit more time and money than he wanted.

So it's not a direct science. There's no sure fire way to go from A to B - instead it's trial and error. And although we're all slamming car commercials (and they certainly are annoying) the dealerships make enough money to produce and air them year after year.

#1nsmadsen

Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:38 AM

I agree with much of the points already made. Not sure if this would really help your cause or not. It does stand out but... consider this:

 

1) Much of the music was covered up by voice over.

 

2) For all of the experience touted in this promo not a single mention of past credits, credentials or anything was listed.

 

It's a hard thing to do but try to find some way to let your work speak for itself. I realize you're trying to be humorous and the "WRONG" part actually made me laugh a bit, but this may not serve you like you hoped. Or it might. To be honest, I don't know. This is the fun and hard part of networking and advertising yourself. I remember hearing from George "The Fatman" Sanger about how he tried to this really unqiue and cool way to delivering/packaging demo reels. He was already successful by this point but wanted to reach out a bit more (from what I remember). Although it was cool it didn't result in call backs and ended up costing him a bit more time and money than he wanted.

So it's not a direct science. There's no sure fire way to go from A to B - instead it's trial and error. And although we're all slamming car commercials (and they certainly are annoying) the dealerships make enough money to produce and air them year after year.


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