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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The company briefly previewed it in its sizzle reel at the Apple TV Plus announcement. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Apple TV Plus’ See reportedly costs almost $15 million per episode," 12 July 2019 While the official Bond Twitter account tweeted an impressive sizzle reel on Tuesday to show 007 business is proceeding, here's a rundown of the various dramas that have rocked the production of Bond 25, still set for release on April 8, 2020. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "James Bond: Recapping all the drama erupting around Daniel Craig's new 007 movie," 25 June 2019 In a sizzle reel of the network’s upcoming summer slate, Fletcher and Rodgers help families flip houses to become short-term rentals in Dallas, Austin and Phoenix. Ashley Boucher,, "Jojo Fletcher Helps Fiancé Jordan Rodgers After He Falls Butt-First Onto a Nail," 4 June 2019 And the sizzle reel of the collaboration is some hard-working, goosebump-raising goodness. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "Hurley and Carhartt Created Stylish Workwear We Didn't Know We Wanted," 9 Feb. 2019 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

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2006, in the meaning defined above

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