Like Keruzore’s showreel, I found James Takata’s on Vimeo.
James Takata is essentially well established both within the industry itself and as a camera operator, having worked on major television series productions such as Dexter and Sons of Anarchy.
his showreel showcases his work both as a camera operator and Steadicam operator and features footage that he shot from both Dexter and SOA as well as other productions. the footage featured features a wide range of shots, including; close-up, tracking shot and rack focus to name a few. ideally, this is the type of showreel I would want to try and emulate, on which doesn’t feature the same shots over and over, but rather showcases my knowledge of camera work by featuring many different types of shots as seen in this reel. The music used in the reel is really good, however, again due to personal preference, I would prefer a bouncier track rather than a more classical sounding track.
Overall this is a really good showreel to watch, it features established footage used in major productions which are well done and properly shot, and along with the track the showreel flows really nicely.