Practically all great artists accept the influence of others. But … the artist with vision … by integrating what he has learned with his own experiences … molds something distinctly personal.
The breakdown is a list that specifies exactly what you have done on each clip shown. The purpose of the demo reel breakdown is so that the person watching knows what they are looking at and what your role was in its creation. Did you write the story? Do the layout? Do the modeling? How about the animation? Did you shade and texture? Did you render? Composite?
When someone views your reel, there should be no doubt in their minds as to what you have done on the pieces that they are seeing. You can ...