With a video or film portfolio, setting the right tone is important. Much like a movie trailer, your portfolio introduces your work and gives people a sense of what they're about to watch.
A good portfolio gets them to press play and watch to the end.
Semplice, my portfolio system for creatives, allows filmmakers or editors to not only display their high-quality videos, but also easily design a site that sets them up in the best way possible.
I always enjoy seeing what creatives (who are not necessarily designers) do with Semplice. Here are just a few of my favorites.
Yumpic is the work of Lena, a food videographer based in Ukraine. Her website is as delicious as the food films she creates, bright and clean with lovely illustrations and animated GIFs throughout.
Multimedia artist Jon Jacobson creates imagery that makes you both curious and uncomfortable — which is, in my humble opinion, the best effect art can have. He makes use of a video cover slider on his homepage with a simple portfolio grid beneath. Each case study is packed with videos and images that pull you deeper into his work.
Recess Films is a production company located in LA and NYC. They use the Semplice categories feature to create individual portfolios within their site for each of their directors, showcasing the studio’s diverse talent and work.
NYC-based creative Jonathan Wing edits videos for some of the most glamorous brands of our time. His work is featured in a tight portfolio grid on his homepage with playful thumbnail hover effects. Each case study leads with a full-screen image introducing the project.
Vení Studio is the work of Madrid-based creatives, Fran Asensio and Gabriela Ovando. I most appreciate the simple yet confident typography choices throughout their portfolio. This site also makes use of the Semplice category feature to filter project types.