very interesting. the animation is good, especially on the muscle-man, but indeed you have some not-so-good animation on your reel, and according to... those reel-making standards... that's not a good idea. you should have only your very best on the demo reel, and if it's just 20 seconds long... it's OK.
I think your characters' acting is not so believable, and you could work on that. as I see, you've improved a lot from those earlier (I guess they're earlier, based on logic
) animations. A lot! but you still have default-ish character acting (sorry), and that can be improved with guts and sweat... you need guts to animate a scene really well, I think, because you can't hide behind what's cosy, easy to do, and hope to achieve believable acting. and you have to plan it really well, and not be afraid of making your character do stuff you can't figure out how you'll animate it... yet.... don't worry. you will. just chalenge yourself into animating real-life sequences. I saw some subtleties in the characters' motion and that's awsome. that's what makes animation great. observing life, basically, and not relying on curves/splines to "do the job".I guess you've seen the work of Cameron Miyasaki, and if you haven't... you need to, believe me. It underlines 2 points here: one - that 1 second of brilliant animation is worth more than 3 hours of default-ish animation; and two - that accuracy in detail, also known as "subtleties", is 'the name of the game'.
Your modeling reel is nice too, but I found the animation reel more impressive. Basically, because of those little things, short moments of super-cool stuff. (to get from super-cool to great animation is still a long way). So... which way do you want to go? Be a good animator? Or a good modeler?
(I don't want to influence you.... although I'm sort of evil creature of the night, right now, when I say that... good modelers - you can find them everywhere. But really good animators worth their weight in... well, let me see... diamonds, I guess that'll work
) You can't do everything very very well. But that's just my oppinion and I might be wrong.
If you feel like you can do it, then you must absolutely follow that, don't mind me, and listen to yourself because you know best. No one else can know your inner-workings as well as you do.