Midweek Motivations: Demo Reels Roundup Spring 2021

Midweek Motivations: Demo Reels Roundup Spring 2021

We’ve seen some brilliant demo reels over the past few months, and here is our spring 2021 demo reels roundup! Below, I’m showcasing reels that are a bit different from the usual reels. In other words, these reels stand out, for one reason or another.

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Cale Potts 2020 Reel

I love the style of Cale’s work. It’s bewitching and lively, with a lot of color and imagination.

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Scott Cannon // Motion Design Reel

Scott’s reel includes primo work for Haix, U.S. Open, Google, Samsung, Dornbracht, CNBC, Acura, Food Network, John Legend, SKII, Charles Schwab, NFL Network, AT&T, Merck, Qualcomm, Liberty Bank, Bank of America, IBM, Nike, Bild, Epix.

Software/Plugins: Cinema 4D, Octane Render, Redshift, X-Particles, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Houdini. Check out his website.

Mad Scene / 2021 Reel

Mark Patch’s reel includes work created with After Effects, Cinema 4D, X-Particles, Realflow, and Redshift. Out of this world!


This reel, created by Uwe Schweer-Lambers, does a great job of showing 3D work and website design work. Really nice work!


Denis Unishkov’s 2019 reel features work done in Cinema 4D and Octane. The reel showcases a lot of unusual and interesting work, and to be clear, I mean that as a compliment.

Blurdesign showreel 2020

This reel is a bit more standard but there’s a huge variety of work and it’s beautifully edited together. This is a bit longer than we recommend for demo reels, however, they have a lot of outstanding work to show and it keeps the attention.

Viacheslav Loiko

Viacheslav’s reel is a couple of years old but I’ve only come across it recently. I love his music choice and it’s superbly edited to show some before and after work.

Posted by Michele Yamazaki