The functions of a website for the average, commercial, super-mega cinema is easy: what’s playing and when. For a nonprofit organization like Salt Lake Film Society, there’s no denying visitors want film listings, but the organization simultaneously has to promote membership, events and education.
Not an easy task, but after a number of sketches and web scouring, we found a solution.
We borrowed ideas from some leading sports and news sites to make it easy for SLFS to promote its mission and events with slides and a sidebar, while providing ticketing and listing info in the form of a ticker-like bar across the top.
Just below, we opted for a card layout for the "Now Playing" section. Knowing viewers may want browse, we added a synopsis, schedule, and trailer — all viewable without leaving the homepage. We also integrated the site with SLFS's ticketing system.
Perhaps the most critical element was the mobile view. It’s vital for every site these days, but in particular for a movie site. When was the last time you didn't use your phone for showtimes? After some testing and refining, we were able to seamlessly adapt the site for intuitive mobile viewing.
Jenny Mackenzie, Ph.D. is an award-winning documentary filmmaker based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her documentary films, educational videos, and Public Service Announcements bring awareness and social change to a wide variety of issues. We worked on creating a main site, and sub-site for individual films, creating a simple, yet consistant look and feel across the various properties.
Third Sun worked with the University of Utah's College of Fine Arts department to create a website the is modern, sleek and informative. Seamlessly intergrating third party systems and calendar, in a website easy for the staff to manage and update.
The Yasser Barakat Gallery represents our first international client. Yasser's shop is located in the Old City of Jerusalem and he is known for his extensive collection of Palestinian embroider in addition to David Roberts lithographs and old maps.
Third Sun Productions developed a website to highlight the various items available in the shop.
Third Sun designed a sleek and modern website for Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, focusing on the excellent photography they had available.
The site features workshop registraiton, an event calendar, online donations, and photo and video galleries.
Salt Lake Acting Company is well-known in Utah for its serious drama as well as annual political comedy, Saturday's Voyeur.
In our third rendition of the popular acting company's website launched in September 2015, we worked with the staff to reduce content and make the play pages more straightforward.
Third Sun Productions has been managing the Utah Arts Festival's online presence since 2005. The site continually changes throughout the year from pre-festival application season to pre-festival artist announcement season to the full-blown festival website in June that includes 130+ visual artists and hundreds of performing artists, film screenings, and literary art events.
Third Sun also helped produce the Festival's first iPhone app. The 2014 version features the ART FAN camera
The State Room is the premiere live music theater in Salt Lake City featuring a variety of bands and solo performers in an intimate 300-seat venue.
Third Sun Productions built their website to showcase their upcoming shows and provide an interactive and fun experience for music fans and concert goers to preview upcoming performers through video.