It’s that time of the year. Let’s look at some of the best and brightest demo reels from 2016, and get those creative juices warmed up for 2017.
2016 has been a great year for those in film and video. Cameras are continuing to get better and better (while their old models get cheaper and cheaper). Digital video editing with Adobe’s Creative Cloud (Premiere Pro and After Effects) has made filmmaking more accessible and more powerful than ever. Online platforms and communities like Facebook and Twitter have made increasing video top priorities as the medium continues to grow.
Overall, 2017 is shaping up to be even better. If you’re looking to make a professional jump in the next year, this roundup of some of the best demo reels of 2016 will give you the creative inspiration to up your game.
Location: Sydney, Australia
Focus: Cinematography, concerts, fashion
Location: Berlin, Germany
Focus: VFX, 3D motion design, Maya, Nuke, After Effects
Focus: Digital Intermediate (DI) Colorist
Location: Germany, Stuttgart
Focus: Motion design, graphic design, animation
Location: Lille, France
Focus: 2D FX animation in Flash, After Effects compositing
Location: Swansea, England
Focus: Motion graphics, Cinema 4D, 3D generalist
Location: Santiago, Chile
Focus: Art design, 3D modeling, illumination, compositing
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Focus: VFX, animation, projection mapping, live visuals
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Focus: Art direction, motion design, VFX
Location: London, England
Focus:Filmmaker, director, cinematographer, editor, colorist
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Focus: Visual storytelling, motion design and animation
If you’re looking for further creative inspiration, you can always follow our curated channel “The Best Showreels and Demo Reels” over on Vimeo. Stay hungry and get started on those 2017 demo reels now!