HND Film and Television student Johnny Lynn aimed to showcase a variety of skills in his graded unit showreel, including camera operation, editing and motion graphics. The footage was taken from college projects, sketches he had filmed for the BBC’s ‘The Social’, music videos, and a number of small personal projects and experiments he had undertaken during his HND.
Although the end result differs significantly from the traditional concept of a more specialised industry reel, it does illustrate his many talents as an all round creative and also an understanding of where his work might sit in the wider creative industries sector.
He produced a reel that reflected his diverse skill set and more importantly his vision as a creative, rather than a technician. Showing he is an individual who can turn his hand to film, animation, graphics and sound, including music composition and sound design.
“I understand the fact that my showreel is stylistically different from the average camera op’ or editor’s showreel and that this will both work as an advantage and a disadvantage because I am less likely to be hired by a corporation for promotional work but I am more likely to gain work doing promotional work for bands, musicians and other creative outlets.
This was a choice and one that I am happy with. “
His final year project included a very good portfolio website that showcased his work and documented the many projects Johnny had been involved in during his HN Film & Television course, which included industry work on a variety of shoots outside the course.
Click on the screenshot below to visit.
His hard work throughout his HN course was recognised at our inaugural Film Festival at the CCA this year, where Johnny won an award for his HND Film & Television Graded Unit.