Cinematographers, Keep These Tips in Mind when Creating Your Portfolio1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
Part of being a cinematographer means putting your work where potential clients can see it, marvel at it, and contact you for projects. Having your own portfolio website is the perfect place for them to do just that. However, a few design missteps can render your site ineffective and difficult to navigate, so here to give you a few tips on how to make your portfolio website both functional and interesting is Matthew Workman of Cinematography Database.
Here is a brief rundown of the three tips Workman mentions in his video:
Include only your best work:
The purpose of your portfolio is to show potential clients your awesome capabilities as an artist, so include only your absolute best work. Don’t tack on a handful of subpar projects because you think your site needs a little cushion (if that’s the case, go out and do more great work). Like a great movie, it’s supposed to grab their attention right from the start, so put the best of the best first. A few of Workman’s suggestions include having “sexy” thumbnails for each of your videos and showing only 6-9 projects-don’t overdo it.
via: No Film School
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