Below are my first basic drafts at posters for Remnant. I had a try at also making individual posters for each episodes to see if they liked the direction that they took. The posters were made in Photoshop as I am most familiar with using this software. I researched into websites that told me certain elements that make a good film poster.
The above posters were my drafts of what could be our poster but none of us really liked where they were going. The only poster that we thought looked any good was the poster of the knife, we liked the minimalistic style I’d gone for. I wanted it to be an object that could represent the whole film. I personally really like the aesthetics of The Lost Sheep poster that is a long shot of the characters walking away from the camera. I find it quite interesting to see this post-apocalyptic world where two characters are on a journey. It makes me think about what they could be walking away from or towards. However it had the opposite feedback, Daisy and Caitlin felt that it didn’t feel like it fit the film enough, that it didn’t stand out. I can understand this since they then followed on to say that the best poster was the minimalist poster with the knife. We all agreed that the style fit the film and that we would pursue this style. We also agreed to have our concept artist Everlina hand draw the poster for us to make it even more interesting and stand out as she has a very messy style of drawing and painting that could fit the film nicely.
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Below are some examples of other short film posters I looked at…
What I really liked about this poster was the striking imagery that has been hand drawn. I love the way it has been hand drawn and quite minimalistically yet is able to show a good concept for a film. Just from the image I am able to see that the film is set in a strange desolate land where we follow two characters who are connected together.
The poster fills up the frame very nicely and follows a great colour scheme. It doesn’t complicate anything for the eyes it is a simple poster that is very easy to understand and makes me want to watch it. For our own poster I’d like to stay along the lines of a minimalist hand drawn poster. Our films are not big films that fit epic posters like an avengers but something interesting like this poster. The use of little colour could be something interesting to play with also.
This is No ordinary Girl
This poster has nice visuals but I feel it lacks any information that would usually draw me into the film. The font is not good at all, it looks cheap and badly designed. What I do like however is the white on black, it goes well with the negative space in the poster but unfortunately I think the font is terrible. Unlike the Connected poster above, it doesn’t stand out as ‘a brand’. I wouldn’t see this font and automatically think of this film (at least not in a positive way).
Further Ideas using Pinterest
In order to understand what we wanted for the poster we threw together a Pinterest of all the posters we found on google that we liked. As you can see above, the majority of the posters are going for a minimalistic style, this is what we feel would work the best for the films. From this we all did some poster designs to see what we felt would work the best. We really liked the art style of the Gone Girl poster and felt that the poster should have our characters heads drawn out just like the photo since this was also a style that Everlina would be able to produce for us nicely since she usually draws like this. Below is the draft of what became the final poster, it was put together by Daisy Spivey using the element of the Gone Girl poster and on set photos that were taken during production.