Websites

Tips for a clean and professional website:

  • Have a logo
  • Show showreel straight away if your best work is on it
  • Nice font and title, not too big/small
  • Don’t centre text unless it looks nice
  • Make text searchable
  • Clear name and menu
  • Separate your portfolio if you have home/client work
  • Think about negative space.

Maybe have some tutorial edits, use your blog to share tips and tricks.

Menu:

  • Home
  • Showreel
  • Portfolio
  • About – Blog and Resume
  • Contact

 


Some good example websites:

Kris Kelly

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His website is visually rich with lots of large images in a trickle down format. It’s also very simple and easy to navigate through.

Arvid Schneider

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Again Schneider’s website is very simple and clean looking, relying on imagery to draw the reader’s eyes.

Alexandra Douglass

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Again a very simple fall-down layout. There aren’t any gaps – all negative space is filled with imagery.

Seth Quinnet

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This is a lovely professional looking website. Everything lines up and the content brings a great splash of colour. Although there’s not much on the creative process of his work.

Victor Hugo

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I love this guy’s website. Simple colour scheme with lots of visuals. Looks very professional.This is my favourite website ever – it hasn’t got much on it but I love the theme. I really wanted to incorporate it’s 80’s theme into my website (and try and put a modern slant on it).

I used WIX to create my website: http://plong147.wixsite.com/creative

Get a URL and hook your email address to it.


MPC

MPC is the Moving Picture Company, a VFX house for TV and Film.

Today we had a talk from Gerald Dunleavy – a post graduate from our course, who is currently working for MPC.

He is a professional matte painter and concept artist.

The Mill in London to DN to freelance.

Questions to ask:

  • How did you apply and what was the whole process like after you got the job?
  • What do you think landed you that job at MPC?
  • Would you recommend doing a masters degree?
  • What’s it like working on film compared to advertisements?
  • What’s it like when your studio works with other companies compared to any in-house productions?
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