sizzle reel


Definition of sizzle reel

: a short, usually flashy video used to promote a product, service, proposed project, etc. He and Kari are also pitching a family show to the networks. … The sizzle reel has his two teenage daughters in Maui, learning to cut sugarcane.— Rebecca Flint Marx

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An additional Quest sizzle reel included logos for games like Superhot and companies like Insomniac and Halfbrick. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Oculus Quest, a fully wireless VR headset, shipping spring 2019 for $399," 26 Sep. 2018 Image: Ars Technica A Google design sizzle reel, prepared to tease the upcoming Material Design update across all of Android, has surfaced to give us an early peek at how Google is planning to refresh the look of its own Android apps. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Android apps are heading to a whiter future with rounder rectangles," 24 July 2018 The video is a design sizzle reel from Adam Grabowski and Nicolo Bianchino. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Google video shows all-white redesigns for Gmail, Google Photos, and more," 23 July 2018 Yakuza 0 and more Sega did a sizzle reel of a bunch of ports. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "PC Gaming Show at E3 2018: Yakuza 0, Warframe: The Sacrifice, Star Control Origins, and a Jaws sim," 11 June 2018 And this came after a CNBC sizzle reel included a clip of Sheryl Sandberg talking about Facebook’s breach of trust with its users. New York Times, "NBC Tries to Dazzle Advertisers With Jennifer Lopez and Simon Cowell," 14 May 2018 The sizzle reel built all the way to the moment of Dumbo's flight, with circus performers and spectators looking up with amazed expressions. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "What surprised us about Disney's live-action 'Dumbo,' 'Aladdin,' 'Lion King' at CinemaCon," 24 Apr. 2018 Additionally, fans at Comic-Con got a special look at sizzle reel recapping the previous two seasons of Outlander. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "These New Outlander Photos Will Break Your Heart," 22 July 2017 While some speeches still felt genuinely organic and inspiring, moments of off-the-cuff political activism were largely replaced by clip packages and feminist sizzle reels. Anna Silman, The Cut, "The Hollywood PR Machine Has Finally Caught Up to #MeToo," 5 Mar. 2018

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2006, in the meaning defined above

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