The .xyz community consists of many professionals at various stages of their careers using .xyz to promote their work. Prior Amazon leader and PhD in Digital Economy Juan José Delgado uses JJDelgado.xyz to showcase his skills in marketing strategy. Award-winning independent journalist and Vogue writer Melissa Hung uses MelissaHung.xyz to share her vast array of writing projects, like her San Francisco Chronicle and NBC News features. Versatile creative Leighton Gray uses LeightonGray.xyz to highlight her variety of gaming, illustration, and podcast projects. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to yet another accomplished professional that shares his extensive experience on a personal website with a memorable .xyz domain: ChristopherKerr.xyz.
ChristopherKerr.xyz is the online portfolio of Toronto-based digital artist Christopher Kerr. His nearly two decades of professional experience include work on blockbuster movies like The Hunger Games and The Greatest Showman. In his current role as a compositor at SOHO VFX, a boutique film and television visual effects studio, he has been part of cinematic television productions like Game of Thrones and popular action films like Bad Boys for Life.
As a compositor, Christopher skillfully combines two or more images to make the appearance of a single picture. When compositing is performed well, the added imagery appears to naturally belong in the same space. In the film and video design world, familiar terms like “green screen” indicate the process of compositing. An actor may film their sequence in front of a green screen, and then background imagery is digitally manipulated and added later in place of the green background. To illustrate, in the film Goosebumps, Christopher created the illusion of a large and vicious werewolf chasing down the film’s stars in the frozen food aisle of a grocery store.
ChristopherKerr.xyz‘s homepage features a visually striking mountainscape image with an inviting play button to visit his professional demo reel packed with shots from Christopher’s collection of projects, including scenes from Logan, The Shallows, and Watchmen. For more information about each shot, he includes a link to a Shot Breakdown. This document contains specific details about each shot, like which digital tools and techniques he applied. This kind of information can be valuable to movie fans and industry professionals alike. Fans can better understand movie magic, while industry professionals can assess Christopher’s skills for future employment opportunities. An eye-catching contact button makes it very easy to reach out to Christopher to hire him for a project. Christopher links to his resume as well as his IMDB page, a website for film information, for access to his comprehensive professional credits.
Christopher displays his FirstNameLastName.xyz domain and his branded email address on his resume and shot breakdown, and also on the opening and closing shots of his demo reel. Using a FirstNameLastName.xyz domain like ChristopherKerr.xyz can make it easier for his clients to find him online. When looking him up, they are likely to search for his full name. With a professional website using a domain name that matches his full name, it’s more likely that his professional work will show up in relevant results. In addition, there is a great benefit to a branded email address like [email protected]. Much of his work-related communication will probably be conducted over email, so it’s key to use a custom email address in order to appear professional and generate trust. When you have an email address directly associated with your domain name, customers can use that professional email address to find your website and have trust that they’re reaching out to the appropriate individual.You can find your FirstNameLastName.xyz and get your custom email address when you register your .xyz domain.
We are excited that Christopher was able to get his FirstNameLastName.xyz and we love what he’s done with it. You can see more of Christopher’s exciting work by visiting ChristopherKerr.xyz or checking out his IMDB page.
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