Monday Myth Debunkers: The Shorter the Reel the Better.

Alright folks, buckle up for this one.⁠

Double-tap if you’ve ever heard this (very made-up) statement. ⁠

This “rule” might have been accompanied with something like “because CDs don’t have time to watch long reels.”⁠

This is true!⁠

Do you know what else is true?⁠

We also don’t have time to watch 1-minute reels 🙃⁠


That’s right—with 10k+ submissions per episode/project and very little time to spare, we’re looking at seconds. ⁠

Also, did you know that a majority of the reels presented to us in the guest star & up category are well over 5 minutes long?⁠

We’re used to it all. ⁠

What’s important for you to remember is that we know how to navigate your reel efficiently. ⁠

We don’t need anything trimmed down for us. 𝙒𝙚 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙖𝙜𝙚 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚, 𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙪𝙨.⁠

𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘶𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳.⁠

Focus less on quantity of your reel and more on quality. ⁠

We know how to find the good stuff—𝙬𝙚 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙪𝙨.⁠

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