Poster and Magazine
Alice Sophie Turrell
After looking at different posters and magazine covers
advertising and promoting films of the horror genre, I have
decided to take the photos for both the poster and magazine cover
during the same shoot. This will help create more of a brand that
people will recognise.
I also have a rough guide of what the resulting images will be. I
really like the idea of having the composition tight, and just
showing someone’s face, similar to the Carrie poster. I also plan
on it being quite dark and shadowy to create a more sinister
In terms of who I want to be in the images, I want it to be the
Final Girl of the film as she is the one that is in it most and who
the film is mostly about in some respects.
As I am using the Final Girl, she has to be blonde to go against conventions that the
blonde girl gets killed off first. Due to the fact I plan on using close up images, the
hair and make up is very important.
The hair will be loose, messy and dirty due to the fact that she would have spent the
day walking around nature, and spending the night fighting for survival.
The majority of the makeup would have worn off, with maybe some smudged
mascara around her eyes to give a more distressed look. I will also be using effects
makeup to create cuts, bruises and blood.
Hair and Makeup
As I am planning on using close up head shots, the clothing
doesn’t really matter. However, I need to plan for all
eventualities if I decide to take a wider range of images.
She will be wear a blood stained, dirty, ripped plain t-shirt
or vest top and plain jeans with converse. This is too keep it
simple, realistic and because they would have been walking
around all day.
I am not really planning on using any props in this, but
there are a few that link in with the plot that I could include.
For example, I could include a body bag by photographing
the model in one, a smashed vodka bottle or knife which
would act as a self defence weapon.
I am planning on using the studio with a black background
for both my magazine cover and the poster, as I want to
keep it simple and not over crowded. Especially for the
magazine cover which conventionally has a plain
The use of the studio will also allow me to adjust the
lighting and create different effects with it, as I wont have
to be reliant on natural lighting.