Amina is a Cinematographer specializing in Analogue and Digital formats. Her clients include Vogue, GQ, Paper Magazine, Flaunt, L'officiel, Saint Laurent, Skims by Kim Kardashian, Gucci, John Varvatos, Lexus, Toyota, Nissan, and more. She creates images that are conceptual, alluring, distinct and honest.https://aminazadeh.format.com
Guillermo Sánchez-Villarta is a spanish photographer who's currently living in Germany. His work is primarliy documentary, and aims to explore the relationship between people and places, often framing already established imaginaries of other disciplines such as literature, music and general folklore . His focus on using analog cameras and film, links with the idea of intergenerationallity.https://gsvillarta.format.com
Wenxin Yang is a Chinese-born, Columbus, OH based videographer and photographer. His work is informed by an unrelenting sense of nostalgia and a love of calmness. As a result, his work focus on the subtleties of life, displayed through his street photographs and music videos.https://wenxin-yang-ivtg.format.com
Heins Evander (he/they, b. 1998) is an NYC-based Chinese-American photographer originally from Jakarta, Indonesia. He loves cycling, sleeping in, and dogs. Evander particularly enjoys photographing people while talking too much and getting inevitably distracted, but he swears that's part of the charm of their work.https://heinsevander.format.com
Ben Robson is a photographer from regional Australia with a passion for film photography. He collects old cameras, and use them to shoot various film stocks. Ben loves to develop his own negatives.He is fascinated by people, and the character that film is able to draw out.https://shootingben.format.com
Avoid putting too many examples and include only your best work in your filmmaker portfolio. Aim for a curation of roughly nine filming projects, and don’t overlook the impact of thumbnail images. Make sure they’re eye-catching and entice the viewer to click.
When it comes to site organization, tiles of display videos can be overwhelming for viewers; instead, many professional filmmakers will make a page for each film project and connect them through a collection page. Organizing your filming projects into a collection page will simplify your portfolio, reduce clutter, and enhance viewership experiences.
Reed McCoy, currently hanging in Seattle, WA. Being cordial is the main drive of his whole life. You know, the act of being warm, heartfelt, intentional, welcoming, understanding. Over the past 10 years of trying to understand his relationship with photography, it has developed into something quite similar to his life approach. Warm, soft, airy, intentional, and even viscerally patient at times.https://cordial.format.com
Heather Glazzard's photography is a personal exploration of sexuality, vulnerability and femininity. Shooting exclusively on film, they aim for the imagery to be as egoless as possible, focusing on bringing a minority of people into light. They take intimate portraits of the wide spectrum of gender and sexuality that makes up the queer community of creatives, collaborating regularly with LGBTQIA stylists and designers.https://jesseglazzard.format.com
Nick Prideaux is an Australian film photographer and visual storyteller based in Paris. He has worked and collaborated with fashion labels, magazines, and publications, including Konbini, Fisheye Magazine, IGNANT, Phases Magazine, Majestic Casual and The Fader. Nick captures scenes from his life in a diaristic manner guided by his intuition, rather than preconception. The camera gives him a way of looking at every day in a more conscious light.https://nickprideaux.format.com
Born in Gyor, Hungary in 1989, Oleg Koval is a Ukrainian photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He’s been participating in photography exhibitions in Ukraine, Russia, and the United Kingdom. Oleg started his photography career in urban and suburban documentary projects. In 2013, he self-published his first photography book, “4.2 km.” Two years later, in 2015, his photo book “Sicily” was published, and his most recent photo book, “New Story for the Place,” was published in 2016.https://olegkovalfilm.format.com
Kenneth Pihl Nissen is a Copenhagen-based photographer who primarily works with film. He likes to combine editorial assignments with alternative photographic processes such as cyanotype, wet-plate collodion, or the like. He loves the craft and process of shooting, developing, and wet-printing his work. For commercial use, he utilizes high-end scanners or a digital/analog camera setup.https://kennethpihlnissen.format.com
Before you make or update your own film portfolio, it can be helpful to look at some of your favorite filmmaker’s websites for inspiration. Take note of details like how they approach things like their About Me and the organization of their portfolio pages. Make note of what aligns with your brand and aesthetic, and use that information to inform the design choices you make when creating your online film portfolio.
Will Fielding is a freelance videographer and motion graphics artist based in Norwich, United Kingdom. Will has shot and edited content for global lifestyle brands, media publications, music artists, and short films. Trained in cinematography, Will’s eye for composition was developed during his film degree at Falmouth University. Will has fine-tuned his distinctive style which elegantly captures detail and embraces a naturalistic use of light to produce sophisticated compositions.https://willfield.format.com
Adam Wilkoszarski is a Polish documentary and landscape photographer based in Poznań, Poland, born in 1986. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Photography from the University of Arts in Poznań. In his works, he concentrates on the ways in which places, which are usually full of people, are changing the very moment when they become abandoned and empty. He tries to find places in which the borders between public and private spheres are blurred.https://adam-wilkoszarski.format.com
Anda Marcu is fascinated by the manner in which the impermanence of light becomes permanence once it irreversibly reaches the film. Working with film allows her to explore this delicate and serendipitous relationship film and light share. Film also allows her to rediscover serious playfulness, the unintentional, and the actual hands on handling and manipulation. Anda Marcu’s work is about freezing a moment in time, about the constant crave for fresh sensing, pausing, and discovery.https://anda.format.com
Gili Benita is an Israeli photographer based in New York. He was born in Jerusalem in 1997 and raised in Jerusalem. He studied In 2017, Gili had join forces along 'Save a Child's Heart,' and started documenting the life-saving organization, both in Israel and in Tanzania. Since 2016, Gili is focused on delivering the silent voice in society by coommitting to long-term documentary projects, in Israel, Africa, Japan, and other regions.https://gilibenita.format.com
Stéphane Gizard is French photographer, living and working in Paris. Best known for portraits of young people created for his “Modern Lovers” series, photographer Stéphane Gizard’s gentle, kindly eye manages to capture the beauty and fragility of his subjects, which have included many celebrities and strangers. His work reveals their sensuality and brings out the expression of a truth; an intimate questioning. In parallel to working closely with the press and the advertising industry.https://stephanegizard.format.com
Professional filmmakers treat their portfolio websites as digital business cards. Having a clear domain name relevant to your filmmaking identity, or one that directly communicates your name, will create a lasting and memorable impression for your audience.
A clear domain name is one that’s easy to remember, write down, or share verbally. This is especially important when it comes to receiving word-of-mouth referrals, since clients are more likely to share your portfolio when they can recall and find it online with minimal effort.
A custom domain name, when used consistently across online profiles and social media, can help you build a strong brand identity. Visitors are more likely to trust, explore, and refer your work to others when they see a portfolio website with a clear, relevant, and memorable domain name.
Luuk Walschot is a director slash creative slash photographer. His style is commercially authentic, which means that the work he creates feels truthful and thus makes a big impact. The truth can be told with humor, love, tension and in various other ways, but in its core it’s about emotion. Contact him if you want to move your audience emotionally and make them act physically. He’s Amsterdam based, but he works all over. He also talks about himself in the third person.https://luukwalschot.format.com
The best portfolios make your contact information easy to find, so prospective clients can effortlessly contact you. Ideally, contact information is both on your homepage, alongside the best examples of your work, and also included in your About page or a separate Contact page within your website, making it readily available for interested viewers to reach out.
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