Thanks, nsmadsen! I think I'm just going to do a simple / normal demo reel for now, then go back to focusing on the music portfolio. I think it wil inevitably be important for me to build up a sort of unique style or personality for potential clients to identify with if I'm ever going to stick out in their minds. Branding is an important part of marketing. This video was a really forced attempt at doing that, but instead it just came off as annoying and devaluing. The hope was that the blatant over-the-top arrogance and the cheesy "car commercial" kind of marketing would be comedic enough to get various people interested in watching, but ridiculous enough that they wouldn't take the content of the video seriously. Once it grabbed people's attention, anyone that is actually interested in hiring me could easily find my work and make a serious decision about it.
Now that I actually see the finished video and I hear the feedback, I must say that I agree. It comes off as annoying, devaluing, and unprofessional, and it's not really the kind of branding I want to get across. All well. The only way to make it in any field is by learning from your mistakes then trying again
Thanks again everyone for the feedback!