How long should my showreel be?

No longer than 2 mins and your message to the potential employer needs to be made within the first 30 seconds.

So why is this?

I recently wrote on why a CV or Resume should be on one page, the core reason is the time it takes when part of a recruiting process is to review potentially hundreds of showreels, you need to make your statement simply and quickly where in many cases less is best.

7 Elements that make a great showreel

  1. It’s short, recommend 2 mins only
  2. The best bits are in the first 30 seconds
  3. The work is yours, show and identify your elements
  4. Make sure it is branded with your name, online presence and e-mail address
  5. Ensure you have the rights to republish the material you worked on Continue reading

How much energy can I save by adding reflective film to my windows?

Today I’ve been asked if we take a floor of a high rise building, can we save money if we apply a UV and infrared reflecting film, only the windows that are south facing. (I.E In the northern hemisphere with the sun shining on the windows all day)

The answer is yes you can.

How much energy can be saved with window films

So if we apply a mirror finish film with metallic content or something more technologically advanced with ceramic layers how much would be saved. Continue reading