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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Recent Examples on the Web Leo brought on Ting and created the most glorious sizzle reel. Rachel Handler, Vulture, 7 July 2021 To help make the sale, Seacrest sent a crew to the Kardashian house to film a sizzle reel. Lynette Rice,, 9 June 2021 Frankel and editor Mark Livolsi then created a midproduction sizzle reel that calmed the studio's nerves, and allowed for Hathaway and supporting actor Simon Baker (who declined participation in this story) to film across one weekend in Paris. Joey Nolfi,, 14 June 2021 The first teaser trailer for Eternals dropped on Monday, weeks after fans got a look at the highly anticipated film from Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao in a sizzle reel of Marvel's upcoming slate. Nick Romano,, 24 May 2021 The streamer released a sizzle reel to preview this year's slate, which includes new titles dropping on the platform every week. Nick Romano,, 27 Apr. 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic shut down production on the pilot episode in March 2020, but Kim was able to put together a sizzle reel compelling enough to convince CW executives to greenlight a 13-episode first season. New York Times, 6 Apr. 2021 For now, we are left wondering how brief sizzle reel reveals from earlier this year will look on actual hardware, in the form of actual gameplay. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 15 Oct. 2020 In August, the studio dropped a sizzle reel featuring concept art for the eventual, as-yet-untitled Dragon Age 4 at GamesCom. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, 3 Dec. 2020

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2006, in the meaning defined above

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