George Lucas in Love This short film poster is a different approach to most normal film posters. The heads are merged together with presents some of the characters we are introduced too, the use of juxtaposition shows how the main character is the man in the glasses as he takes a central place and is the largest, this also suggest that the importance of each character is presented in their size. The poster is also in a sketchy colour with a cartoon feel. The poster also features the name of the short film on the bottom of the page giving the characters a central position.
I’m Here This film poster features two cartoons set onto a realistic background, with what seems as two main characters placed just above the short film title along with the strap line of ‘a love story..’ suggests that they are both in love. This poster is similar to the previous short film poster as it has cartoony features. This suggests that the genre of the film is a cartoon romance.
Across The Hall This short film poster features a still from the actual movie this helps to show the tension that will be present within the film. It also suggests that the film is a horror/thriller genre as the man against the wall is hiding from the man in the hallway. The poster also features the actors names placed at the top which leaves a large space for the still to show the tension between the two characters, also presenting the man against the wall as the main character of the film. The title of the film has been placed dominantly in the middle of the page and with a clever use of positioning of the words create a sense of the hallway.
How short film posters differ from mainstream feature film posters..Short film posters differ to mainstream posters as the film makers are trying to reachout to a smaller audience than mainstream films.Mainstream film posters are generally a lot more glossy and editing compared to shortfilm posters which generally are made from stills from the film or edited to a lowerstandard.For example . This example is the difference between the short film version and the feature film, as you can see the short film is a still from the actual film and the feature film is a lot more edited and air brushed and the feature film is reaching out to a wider audience.
Film Poster Examples: Horror This is a typical horror film poster, it doesn’t show really any explanation of what could be happing in the film. The title is featured in the centre of the poster following a line that suggests its horror genre. The plain black colour background also suggests that it is a horror film.
Romantic Comedy This film posters features two of the main protagonists dominating the poster, the way in which the actors look suggests the film genre as they are both smiling and have chemistry between each other. The film title is also in different fonts which shows the films fun nature.