So I finally decided to get off my butt and create a director's showreel - or at least the first attempt at it. I have some questions.
I made (written & directed) some short films at film school, and would like to create a reel to apply to directing positions at one of the many up-and-coming hybrid media companies cropping up everywhere. (I also have a producer's credit on a feature, but I'm guessing this is irrelevant.)
In general, I've heard that unlike a DP's or a Producer's showreel, Director's showreels don't need to showcase many different works - which is great for me, as I've got very, very little to work with. Is this true?
I've also heard that VO commentaries on showreels are now common, though I've yet to see one like that myself. If true, what kind of comments would be appropriate/effective?
Finally, the Rate-My-Profile portion, showreel edition: could those of you who are used to viewing and selecting candidates based on showreels please have a look, and let me know what you think, keeping in mind that I haven't actually edited together a reel so much as just picked a few scenes and put them together back-to-back? Would you be interested to see more based on this, and if not, what would you like to see more of? What makes an effective director's showreel? Is this an appropriate length (2 1/2 minutes), or would you like it longer/shorter?