When moving images are a focus of your creative work, showcasing this portfolio effectively on your personal website can present some unique challenges. You want to be sure your videos are shown with enough context for viewers to quickly understand the kind of work you do, whether it’s directing, producing, or cinematography.
These creators all use innovative layouts to showcase video work on their website, often combining still images with embedded videos to display the full depth of their work. A grid with stills can serve as a useful homepage for your video website, with separate gallery pages showcasing each project in more detail.
Even if video isn’t the main focus of your practice, adding videos to your online portfolio can be a great way to amp up your website and show off your work to the fullest. For creators in fashion, video can show off runway shows you’ve styled or music videos you’ve done make up for. If you’re a visual artist creating sculpture or ceramics, uploading videos to your site can allow viewers to appreciate your work in three dimensions.
Get inspired by the way these six creators use video on their websites, and find even more examples of standout online portfolios built using Format at our huge roundup.
Currently a supervising producer at Vice Media, independent film producer Amanda Naseem is also the producer behind acclaimed web series The Outs. Naseem displays video on her website using still images as links which lead to gallery pages which include Vimeo embeds, making for a smooth site navigation and viewing experience.
Make up artist Dillon Peña’s career kicked off when he landed a gig working with none other than Bobbi Brown herself in New York. Peña’s video gallery showcases his make up artistry for a selection of music videos, including clients like Nick Jonas and AlunaGeorge. A grey background lends a classic feel to his online portfolio.
Multidisciplinary artist Eva Bowan creates work that spans across graphic design, photography, music, and video. The UK-based creator uses Format’s Peak theme to display her video gallery in a grid layout that offers a thumbnail preview of each video for easy browsing.
A video page fits in perfectly on Seattle-based photographer Kathy Cadigan’s website. Cadigan displays her video work using the same grid-based layout as her photo galleries, making for a cohesive online portfolio.
Based in Quebec, Canada, Isabelle Stachtchenko uses a mix of still images and Vimeo embeds to showcase her cinematography portfolio. Stachtchenko uses Format’s Mica theme to display a grid of still images from selected projects, with each taking the viewer to a gallery of more stills and/or video clips of the work.
Writer and director Sean McLeod specializes in music videos. The Canadian creator uses Format’s Foray theme to display each video in a large size on his website, with a large, stylized menu adding personality to his portfolio.
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