Video greatly impacts the way we hold on to memories. It helps immortalize emotions, sounds and important moments from our life on a completely different level, than photographs. No surprise, it has been an on going trend in 2016, and will only continue growing in 2017. With the increased interest and number of users providing quality video content (youtube and facebook is overflowing with options), it becomes incredibly difficult to stand out and captivate users’ attention. However, if you’re serious about your filmmaking career, consider building a good looking, unique website, tailored to your style and branding – to show off your personality and offer a memorable showcase for your videography work. This will not only emphasize your professionalism, but also provide a pleasant and smooth experience for your clients and potential leads.
Without further ado, here are the Best WordPress themes for videographers and filmmakers offered by Flothemes in 2017.
Note: For a fast loading page speed we recommend using video embeds over self hosted videos. All gallery listing you can see in demos work perfectly with images and/or videos.
Cube is a visually refined, bold and ambitious website theme, designed for videographers and photographers who want a content driven layout to showcase their portfolio online. While it offers a clean and polished look for its users, it is fully packed with features and layout options to choose from and build the perfect videography website. You can easily customize fonts, colors, icons, work with the predefined page templates or build your own custom layouts. Impress your clients and fans from the first seconds they spend on your website by showcasing some of your favorite clips right in the top, full screen slider on your homepage. Proceed with dazzling them through an exhibit of your videos galleries. All four single gallery options that you will find in our Style Kit 1 & Style Kit 2 are perfectly suited for video embeds and images. You can read more about Cube’s features and functionality here. Check out Cube’s Demo here.
While we love clean, white and minimalistic theme designs, with Como we went for something alternative, more bold and with a strong character. To get that daring, crisp look, we used strong, overlapping typography treatment as part of the styling. This does not only create a harmonious, balanced visual experience for your users, but also puts a strong emphasis on your work, making each gallery and blog post the main centerpiece of the screen. Interact and captive your site visitors through videos showcased in large, wide screen sliders on your homepage and gallery listings. Como offers grid, card and classic list views for your videos or images, as well as a mosaic or a patterns layout option.
If you are not a big fan of dark, black colors, there is a second gorgeous style kit. As bold, brave and stunning as Como Dark is Como Light. Inside each you will find multiple customization options as well as an incorporate visual composer to help you easily build and structure your pages. The opportunities are endless. Read more about Como‘s features here. Check out Como’s Demo here.
Designed especially for storytellers and creatives who love sharing their adventures through visuals and enchanting narratives. Osaka offers a fresh, almost airy layout that will help your brand and creative vision stand out. Create a WOW effect by adding one of your beautiful videography works in a loop, on the main slideshow or in a modern right aligned slider gallery. To enhance that mesmerizing experience for your site visitors, Osaka’s modern design combines delicate handwritten typography and overlapping elements, which find their balance and harmony through fine lines and soft color contrasts. If you’re looking for more creative freedom for your online presence and portfolio, this is your theme. You can read more about Osaka’s features and functionality here. Check out Osaka’s Demo here.
The beauty of Porto, is it’s versatility – you can opt for longer comprehensive page layouts or create a clean minimalistic design. Any option guarantees a beautiful and memorable impression on your viewers, across any device. It offers two styling options – a Classic and Editorial look, which you can easily switch between, full screen and full-width sliders, as well as a wide range of aesthetic choices (colors, fonts, widgets, navigation options, etc) to help you craft your dream videography website. Porto offers several options to display your videos, you can opt for a clean and bold gallery grid, so user solely focus their attention on your clips. See Porto’s Demo here.
Crowd is a fine art theme with an elegant, modern twist and multitude of customization options and gallery/blog listing layouts to choose from. You’ll be surprised how much this design has to offer with its out of the box features – classic and masonry grids, various types of sliders, 50/50 views and many more. Entice your clients and potential leads with full screen videos or clean, polished video galleries. See Crowd’s Demo here.
Vivi was created for minimalists by minimalists. We focused on clean and flexible design with smooth transitions between pages and galleries. Easy to use navigation, full visual customization for backgrounds, fonts, colors and layouts with great functionality to support full screen video, portrait or landscape imagery.
Vivi is the only theme we currently offer with a menu on the left side of your screen. Take a look at the gallery listing options for your videos and/or images in Vivi’s Demo here.
While these 6 themes include multiple options and functionalities designed to smoothly and beautifully showcase your videography work, note that all themes offered by Flothemes work well with video embeds. So, if you’ve fallen in love with one of our themes, which is not included in this list – you can still give it a go. Know that we’re always open for questions. Send us a quick message on Facebook or Instagram and we’ll happily advise.