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.
- About – Blog and Resume
Some good example websites:
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.
Again Schneider’s website is very simple and clean looking, relying on imagery to draw the reader’s eyes.
Again a very simple fall-down layout. There aren’t any gaps – all negative space is filled with imagery.
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.
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 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?