Portfolio Film Making When I was thinking about film production, most of my uni’s asked for portfolios of work. It helps them judge what level you are at as well as an indicator of how passionate you are about your chosen area. I put a show reel together which included some of my best production pieces from college. You need to gather together enough projects to help show a range of abilities or at least show that you have given some thought to more than one style/type of production. A portfolio is, literally, a porte folio, in French, meaning a page carrier. A folio is a large page roughly the size of a single newspaper page. Porte means to carry. A porte folio, shortened to portfolio in English, is basically a device designed to carry loose pages. The first goal of the porte folio we might say is to hold these pages together in a secure place so they do not get lost or damaged. For artists these pages are works of art on paper. Why a filmmaker needs a FILM PORTFOLIO? A filmmaker needs a film portfolio to showcase his work and his style to prospective producers, clients and production companies. This can also be used when pitching for commercial projects outsidethemotion picture medium The portfolio is also known as the film reel or director’s showreel. More often than not this audiovisual presentation serves as a filmmaker’s resume. It has more weight than the usual paper or text-based resume, or even a print version of the film portfolio.