A beautiful showcase of film and photography work
James Bayliss-Smith is an award-winning documentary cameraman and filmmaker based out of Bristol in the UK. He approached Pilcrow + Pixel needing a site that would beautifully showcase his portfolio of film work, display a number of photo galleries, and offer potential clients details of his skills, experience and kit.
We built James an online home featuring a bold, modern design that puts his films front and centre from the moment visitors land on the homepage. A looped moving background taken from one of James’s films is followed by a mini-portfolio grid of video embeds offering a taster of his full selection of work, with photos displayed directly from his Instagram account lining the bottom of the page.
As is standard with all Pilcrow + Pixel projects, James’s site is built throughout with a highly bespoke WordPress interface utilising custom fields and inline instructions via Advanced Custom Fields, which means he can quickly and easily update with new content – whether that’s adding a film to his portfolio, photos to his galleries, or modifying his skills, experience and film credits. The site also features a blog for James to regularly add posts about his work.