In this post is tips of what articles highlight to include in a poster and some poster analysis.
Notes of what the article ,mentioned:
1) attention, interest, desire and action. Flashy designs are not needed, leading character or interesting plot portrayal.
2) quote “Illustrate but don’t enlighten” Reveal only theme but not the suspense of the movie. ( perfect for suspense or horror movies)
4) Attract non fans. Including named actors is good however the theme should be there to.
6) Suitable for all formats eg dvds and poster.
7) If it’s a sequel for it to be consistent and relevant.
In conclusion: after viewing the movie posters and tips, plan to incorporate: some mystery, make sure the title is in a contrasting colour and take a portion of the space of the poster, think of colour, place the main character in. Looks like having one character in the poster is the most common, some of the posers have a black vignette might incorporate those elements.
Notes from article “How to design a movie poster – top ten tips to grab the eye of a sales agent, distributor or audience member”
-If there’s no big names In the movie don’t display them as a movie star.
-Avoid to many colours.
-Know the genre
In conclusion: after settling what genre is going to consider putting the stereotypes of that genre displayed on the poster.
References Jones, C. (2012). How to design a movie poster – top ten tips to grab the eye of a sales agent, distributor or audience member. [online] Make Film Teach Film. Available at: http://www.chrisjonesblog.com/2012/11/how-to-design-a-movie-poster-%E2%80%93-top-ten-tips-to-grab-the-eye-of-a-sales-agent-distributor-or-audience-member.html [Accessed 9 Jun. 2017]. Plus, G. and Qayyum, A. (n.d.). 7 Essentials of a Great Movie Poster Design. [online] Smashinghub.com. Available at: http://smashinghub.com/7-essentials-of-a-great-movie-poster-design.htm [Accessed 9 Jun. 2017].