|Create a blog - it's free!|
So...as a freelancer, you need to be selling your wares. You need a shop front, a glossy window to flaunt your talent. The bad news is - this will involve work. The good news is - it has never been easier to build your own blog or website.
Here are some links to sites that will walk you through step by step how to create a free blog or website to host your work:
- Blogger. Sign in through your Google email account. If you don't have a Gmail account - get one. It's free.
- BBC Guide - a simple guide to creating a blog.
- Wix.com is a great website for setting up a free, simple website to host your work. Just follow the instructions.
Look for inspiration in other students' showreels. What does/does not work? If you see a reel you like, consider copying their format. There is no shame in being inspired by other people's work.
Equally, if you see a website or blog that you like, use that as inspiration for your own.
Here are some examples of animator's websites and/or blogs that work really well:
- Brendan Body A nice clearly designed website with excellent character and creature work.
- Kiel Figgins. Excellent website with a great animation demo reel and also many free rigs.
- Josh Burton. Website by the creator of the Morpheus rig and an excellent animator.
- Curlymation. Blog of Matt Rees, Aardman animator. This is a very simple blog that does its job very well.
- Wouter Tulp blog. A simple blog that is a clear and effective showcase of talent.
- Wouter Tulp website. A clear, simple website.
- James Woods. Excellent clear, simple site
- Reel Barrow. A list of animator's demo reels.