Having pursued many of the finely done demo reels in this forum it seems as if most, if not all, of them are clips that seem to be taken from produced shows, with background music, voice modification (echo, etc.) and sound effects.
For those who've made such reels: did you take the clips from previous work you did and then put it together in a reasonable fashion or did you generate the specific clips yourselves, then added your own effects? What is the more common method? Does one do shows and thereby get professionally done clips to splice together or does one make their own and then get parts? Seems a bit of a Catch 22 if its that way.
Thanks for your time!