In what ways does our film poster use, develop, or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
Use <ul><li>Initially when looking into other similar products, there were some features that we had to replicate that are vital in the promotion of a film product. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The inclusion of a tag line, actors starring in the film, and any additional information such as production company and what the film was written from. </li></ul><ul><li>These features are all vital in gaining an audience for a film, whether that be through the popularity of its actors, production company/director in relation to previous films, the origination of its story, or simply the appeal of its tagline. </li></ul>
Here are some examples of film posters that include these promotional features Starring Actors/Actresses Information on production company etc. Starring actors/actresses Film company Tag line
Here is how we replicated these features Starring actors/actresses Tag line Production company etc.
<ul><li>Also, like real media posters, the image used has to portray the narrative of the film. This usually means including an image of the main character. Again because this is something vital to the promotion of the narrative of the film, we followed this convention in our poster. </li></ul>
The main female character within the film. Her alluring but thrilling facial expression gives a sense of narrative to the poster, similar to that of the trailer. The use of the canvas is vital within the narrative as the main character is a painter and her profession is a vital component in her murderous behavior.
Developing/challenging <ul><li>The main way in which we developed/challenged horror film posters was through the use of metaphoric image instead of gruesome or disturbing pictures. </li></ul><ul><li>Many horror posters use gruesome or disturbing imagery to scare viewers and entice them to the poster. </li></ul>
Here are some examples of film posters that use disturbing imagery
Our poster aimed to develop and challenge these conventions into making a metaphorically disturbing image instead of an aesthetically disturbing one. The use of the canvas with the word ‘kill’ covering half of the main characters face we used to portray the two sides of her personality, the one that is alluring and the other that is murderous. Also the red of her lipstick and the darkness around her eyes is used in replacement to any gruesome imagery to portray the danger of the character.