POSTER RESEARCH CONTRABAND• I wanted to bring the two different posters and create something new because it creates a hybrid and makes it stand out more. I used the theme of ‘contraband’ and the arrangement and poster size of ‘the departed’.• I decided to take ‘CONTRABAND’ and use the theme because I believe it relates to the narrative of our trailer. The ‘CONTRABAND’ poster shows elements of kidnapping with the use of the duct tape which directly relates with ‘Ransom’, our film trailer, this then creates clues and a signals for the audience to work out the theme in our trailer.• Also the colour scheme works well because the grey colour reflects a sense of hopelessness which is a recurring theme in my trailer which will then give the audience some clue as to what to expect when watching my trailer, And the red is used to stand out against the grey which will catch the audience eye and the actors may appeal to the audience and make them watch the film.
‘The Departed’• What I liked with this poster was the way it used the space well. I liked how it separated the images and the space on the right. This works well because it shows how the character will a sense of loneliness and how he’s in this on his own.• I also liked the font used in the trailer because its simple which then makes it easy for the audience to read which will help them remember the name of the film.• Also the by separating the image and text, it then makes the image stand out more which is important because the images are shots from the film and then makes it easier for the audience to have a feel of the trailer.
Poster template• The template I used is also Identical to the structure of ‘The Departed’, I done this because i felt it was a strong template to follow:• The importance of the template was that it allowed me to plan first before creating my own poser and I done this by making boxes on InDesign and then labelling what the boxes represent.
My poster• As you can see my poster is a hybrid of the two posters. I used the magnetic wand in photoshop to crop the duct tape from the ‘Contraband’ poster and I then resized it and used it for my own poster by putting it on InDesign.
Magazine Research EMPIRE and FILM• I wanted to bring the two similar magazines and create something that uses the same conventions of a movie magazine because it uses the conventions that makes it look professional. I used the theme of both magazines and also the arrangement of both.• I decided to take ‘empire’ and use the theme because I believe it relates to the narrative of our trailer. The ‘empire’ magazine uses layout is very similar to ‘Film’ magazine as they both use a main icon that takes up most of the magazine and then they both use film strips at the bottom which then allows me to show clips of the film, which then makes it easier for the audience to follow the themes of the trailer.• I also used a similar font as the two professional film magazines because it makes it look more credible. However I used a different colour scheme to the two magazines. Both magazines use similar of blue and yellow but I used a more dangerous theme of red and black which suggest a exciting film with a dark ending.
• The template I used is also Identical to the structure of the two existing magazines, ‘film’ and ‘Empire’ I done this because I felt it was a strong template to follow because it looks very professional: The importance of the template was that it allowed me to plan first before creating my own poser and I done this by making boxes on InDesign and then labelling what the boxes represent
My magazine• As you can see my magazine is very similar to the two existing magazines. All three magazines places they’re masthead at the top of the magazine, above the main icon. Also all three magazines uses a film strip at the bottom which shows clips and scenes from films. And also all three magazines has the film name above the film strip. The only difference is that my magazine uses a difference colour scheme.