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jujubeans 05-06-2011 05:08 AM

How to make a professional portfolio
Recently I came in contact with a the president of a Movie Production Company. He said he would like to look at my portfolio (he already has my resume) and he might have a job/internship for me. The problem is that the ME department here at Tech doesn't really give much info on how to make or maintain a professional portfolio. So I'm coming to y'all for help.

Right now I have a folder separated into the various projects I have done. These project folders contain photos and a word document explaining the project, materials used, construction and how the project functions.

An advisor suggested I have a PowerPoint of my "best" overall work also.

Does anyone have any other tips or guides on how to make my portfolio "pop" and look interesting?

(I've been studying for the last 10 hours for a final so poor grammar, misspellings, and general dysfunction in my posting should be excused. Wish my Machine Design Final wasn't so extensive....)

Flint 05-06-2011 03:48 PM

What aspect of movie production? Different jobs different portfolios. Some need demo reels rather than portfolios, others need combinations of both, etc.

jujubeans 05-06-2011 06:30 PM

Properties designer and Prop Engineer. Are the ones I specifically looking at.

Flint 05-06-2011 07:24 PM


Originally Posted by jujubeans (Post 1821413)
Properties designer and Prop Engineer. Are the ones I specifically looking at.

Both a portfolio and a demo reel would work in this case then. Personally id try to have both.

Rather than having a bunch of photos, and a page with a wall of text, look at it as designing a magazine, show the progression of the props from the concept art to the final product in use, with the descriptions in the middle. If needed enlist a design student to assist with it, you both will benefit.

Same with the demo reel (a demo reel in your case would be a more showy than a PP) If your work have been used in filmed projects, look into getting clips with your props being used.

Use only your best work. Quality>Volume.

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