Professor Diana Schoenbrun | COMD 3313 | SP22

Category: Final Project (Page 1 of 3)

Final Project: Part 2

Color Study

  1. Work on a color study to decide on your color palette. Do 2 color roughs.
  2. Work on typography and lettering for the film title and director’s name.
    I suggest using Illustrator or Indesign to add type. You can use a placeholder font for now and talk to me in class about a font to use.
  3. Bring in your color your mock-up with type roughly placed for next week.
    You will have additional time to work in class so bring your files.
    Remember the final poster can be traditional media or digital.
  4. Post to Openlab>Activities>Final Project>Film poster, Week 13

Final Poster is due by our final class on December 16.

Final Project – Part 1

The Dark Knight (2008)

The movie I decided to choose is called the Dark Knight which came out in 2008. It was directed by Christopher Nolan and went over to generate one billion dollars at the box office. The movie takes place in the crime-fueled Gotham City and follows a young Bruce Wayne who steps up to become its protector. He becomes the Dark Knight, a.k.a Batman and has to stop one of his long time foes, the Joker.

The poster I chose works well because it encapsulates the theme of the movie which revolves around darkness. Only a few colors were selected, which helps makes this poster successful. The audience meant for this film are people who love comics and the character Batman, but also meant for people who like the dark aspect of superheroes.

Thumbnail Sketches
Concept Sketches

Final Project: Part 1

Bradford Roberts, Ghostbusters II movie poster concepts
Original Movie Poster

Summary: Ghostbusters II takes place 5 years after the events in the first movie. The team of 4 (Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Winston Zeddemore) that saved New York from destruction by the supernatural has disbanded. Due to the amount of property damage incurred, they were sued and forced to go out of business. However, that did not stop the supernatural occurrences taken place – in fact, a new threat appears In the form of Vigo the Carpathian: a 16th-century European tyrant and magician whose overall goal is to conquer the world.

The original movie poster lacked originality and maintained the cliche composition using the main cast and title/logo in the center—very bare bones, with plenty of negative space. It does not have the character one would think of in a movie with such creative and expressive characters and creatures.

Target: the audience is ages 10+

Keywords: Ghost, Slime(r), New York City, Statue of Liberty, Ghostbusters, trails, Streets, buildings, Vigo the Carpathian (antagonist), Sea-Green, Pink, tan, Anger, Ecto 1 (GB car), Ghost Trap, Proton Pack, Proton Lasers

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