I'm Feeling Slow - 2011 Reel
Credit // Director of Photography + Editor
It's 2011, and it's the first time I've ever put a reel together. I've never been a big fan of reels because I'm more interested in watching someone tell a story and I feel that a montage of unrelated shots doesn't accurately reflect who the filmmaker is deep inside and what stories he or she is trying to tell.
With that being said, I thought creating a reel for myself would be a good exercise in that it would force me to revisit every project I've done for the past year and a half and objectively look at how well or poorly I did on each project (instead of recalling every project with inaccurate nostalgia). This was a painful process, but I can already see the benefits - mostly noticing patterns in my filmmaking that reflects what's going on inside me and also noticing patterns where I've cut corners or haven't put forth the effort that I should have.
Now that I've put this reel out into the public space I have a daily motivator to continue improving my craft and effort with the goal of putting together a completely new reel by the end of this calendar year.
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy watching. If you have any thoughts or feedback I'd love to hear it.