Marginally OT: Movie poster design

Discussion in 'Fan Films, Fan Audio & SciFi 3D' started by AdamBertocci, Oct 12, 2002.

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  1. AdamBertocci Manager

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    I think it's safe to say that everyone making a fan film has been concerned with the poster-making process at some point.

    I'm playing around with ideas for the RUN LEIA RUN poster / DVD cover / etc., and I'm trying to find some good sites for the discussion and critique of movie posters/advertising materials. Not just a gallery of posters, mind you.

    Haven't hit on anything great so far. Can anyone recommend some good sites?

    (And, yes, I know that just looking at posters and seeing what works and what doesn't is helpful.)




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  2. Macho Jedi Master

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    i have been told that the poster on my apprentice's test site is a nice poster...in my opinion the simpiler the poster the better
  3. spoo Jedi Master

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    I agree with macho on this one - I've never been a fan of the Star Wars posters, and when people try to mimick them, it just ends up being a poorly composited conglomerate of screenshots.
    I say you should design your poster, and take the specific pictures necessary.
  4. AdamBertocci Manager

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    Um... I'm not planning on basing my poster on the SW ones, but thanks for the tip. :p

    I still haven't found any good sites on the topic at hand. Ah well.


    EDIT: As for the SW posters... I like the ones from the 70s-80s, and I like the SE ANH and ESB (ROTJ is too "busy" and somehow managed to leave Lando out). TPM's and AOTC's are way too busy... I guess they just have a lot to cram in 'cause they're new movies 'n' all...




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