You don’t have to work for the Henson Company, perform on TV or have years of experience to have a good demo reel. For example, I think Lesley Raybon’s demo reel is excellent. I’m unfamiliar with her work, but her resume seems typical of most puppeteers. She seems to have mostly done local or regional puppet theatre and the general […]
This is Swazzle’s demo reel. Like the reel for Puppet Heap that I posted yesterday, Swazzle does the montage thing I advise against. And this is another example of an exception to that rule, because this isn’t just a puppeteer demo reel, it’s promoting their company and all of the services they provide. There are a lot of great things […]
Puppet Heap's reel is a montage and includes some fancy editing, but this is one case where that's probably OK, despite what I said about montages in demo reels. They have almost 20 years of experience working on some of the most high profile projects in the industry
My sincere apologies to Julio Robles, but please don’t make a demo reel like this one. Julio is actually a pretty good puppeteer and a very creative guy, but this reel doesn’t showcase his talents well at all. I kind of debated whether or not I should post this because I don’t usually like to single out what I think […]
Julianne Buescher has one of the best demo reels I've ever seen. Not just because she's a great puppeteer and works on a lot of fun projects with the Henson Company, but also because her reel is really well thought out and well executed.
Having a demo reel – preferably a good one – is really important if you want to be a professional puppeteer-for-hire. I’ve decided to make this Demo Reel Week on PuppetVision. That is, a week when I’ll be featuring some of the best demo reels for puppeteers and puppetry companies you can find online. To help kick things off, here […]