MOVIE POSTER DESIGN
- Illustrate and design a movie poster for a film. Preferably a classic film or film older than 10 years.
First, choose a film from your list or another film.
Look at films listed on the Criterion Collection website, Rotten Tomatoes, or IMDb for lists of films.
- Top Criterion Film Poster Designs for some ideas as well.
- Remember your poster can be viewed on a theater wall or it could be used online on a website such as Netflix, Apple Movies, HBO, etc.
- Watch the film. You can choose a movie you have already seen of course.
- You can do 2 poster designs for extra credit.
- Final art will be full color in any medium you choose.
- You must include the title of the film and director’s name.
- Final Size should be 8″x10″. However you may want to work larger at 16″x 20″ and save down later.
- Final poster can have lettering (illustrated type) or typography in the title name or director’s name.
- Save one final file version as CMYK and a second as RGB to compare the colors.
- Hi res final color version should be printed out for the class critique.
PITCH due after Thanksgiving on December 2nd.
Include the following in your pitch:
- What is the movie name? Post a previous movie poster design or designs for the film. What do you think is successful or not successful for the design?
- Write a brief summary of the film, telling what it’s about. 2-4 sentences.
- Make sure to mention any important characters and setting.
- Who is the audience for the film?
- Jot down a few key words or ideas you want to focus on in your illustrated poster design. These could be descriptive words, words related to the film’s tone. Think word web.
- You can start drawing thumbnails. I suggest doing 10-20 thumbnail sketches. Size 2″ x 2.5″ Choose the best two thumbnails and sketch at least two concept sketches. You will present the two concept sketches during the next class.
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