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Design a Fun Poster Merging Images with Text for a Short Film
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Entertainment & The Arts
I'm a filmmaker. I made a short about filmmaking, whose target audience is other filmmakers and cinephiles at film festivals. So, I want to focus the film poster on the image of our star, and modify it to include either the screenplay text itself, or an image of Los Angeles/Hollywood.
What's your vision?
My short film is about both acting and writing, and so I'm looking for a creative way to combine those in one poster. I need a 24"x36" (320 ppi Tiff) movie poster for my short film. Please watch the movie before submitting; it's only 7 minutes. The link is at the bottom of the brief. The title of the film is EXT. LOS ANGELES - DAY. The title must be all one line, and it must be in a Courier font, preferably Courier Prime or Courier New. The main goal of the poster is to get people to watch the movie, obviously. So, it should be intriguing, but also a little quirky/funny. The story has an energy to it, too. The protagonist is creating something out of nothing, after all. I want to emphasize the beauty of Los Angeles, as well as the beauty of our star. I’d like the poster to be an image of the lead actress, Chloe Csengery. But I want to modify her image to incorporate either screenplay text, or an iconic image of Los Angeles. Two images inspire this: the painting The Son of Man by Magritte, and the opening credits to True Detective. (See this link for a thorough breakdown of True Detective: https://www.artofthetitle.com/title/true-detective/). One idea is to just replace her face with text from the script. Or, her entire body. (I'm not sure which will look better.) I don't know if it'll look better with just flat text, or if the text should be contoured/colored to the shape of her face. (See reference images below.) There are reference images below, but the key thing is, it MUST RETAIN THE SCREENPLAY FORMAT. It cannot just be a word cloud. It has to look like a screenplay. (I’ve attached the screenplay, as well.) Here are some ideas for how to accomplish this: https://digitalsynopsis.com/design/text-portrait-effect-poster-photoshop/ Or, if text doesn’t work, replace her/modify her with images of palm trees, the Hollywood sign, or downtown LA. Again, refer to the True Detective images. HOWEVER, please do not make it creepy. This is a funny, lighthearted movie. True Detective is meant to be unsettling, which is NOT what we want here. I think the background can probably be white, or maybe a shot of palm trees/the city/the Hollywood sign against sunset. You don’t have to incorporate the lead actress’s name, but if you do, it’s spelled “Chloe Csengery”. You don’t have to include any filmmaker information either, but if you want to, it’s “Written and directed by Matthew T. Price”. No “A Film By” nonsense.
Please watch the short film before submitting. It's only seven minutes. I don't believe you'll be able to match the tone of the movie without actually experiencing it. You can watch the short here: https://vimeo.com/482488223 The password is "exterior". For stock images of palm trees, look here: https://unsplash.com/s/photos/palm-trees Los Angeles: https://unsplash.com/s/photos/los%20angeles Hollywood Sign: https://unsplash.com/s/photos/hollywood-sign I've also uploaded several alternative images in TIFF format. http://bit.ly/2Ju75K6 If you want a different still from the movie, let me know.
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