Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

Script to Screen...

How do we make the concept of our film come to life. It starts at the roots of the story. We are going to watch a script and action of the film in real time. 

How we see things develop in our head vs what is put on screen can be very different. The difference is you are the director now. Write out what you see. The words can inform your decisions, but also give you the opportunity to transcend with your imagination. 

Friday, January 26, 2018


This is the actual movie poster for the Labyrinth. 

There are many ways to re-interpret the concept. This is where creativity occurs. Combine things that you like with the original subject matter and see if they fit. This is where experimentation through thumbnails is critical. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. A thumbnail is a way of exploring an idea with little risk. 

You want to capture the spirit of the film and identify with the characters. However, remember to prioritize significance by creating a visual hierarchy. Your audience can't focus on everyone and everything equally and neither should you. 

Yet, you may find concepts outside of the film that may inspire your creativity for it. This where originality really kicks in because of personality. Each person's discovery of ideas and where that journey leads them should be different because our personalities are different.

We are not doing minimalist posters.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Elaborate End of Robert Ebb...

For an extended jumpstart we are going to be drawing a movie poster concept for the Elaborate End of Robert Ebb.

Your tight sketch should be at least 5 inches by 7 inches and utilize full value.

Color is optional.

Your work should be a fresh take on this film.

This is due January 22nd.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Drew Struzan

Drew Struzan may be the most famous poster maker alive.

We are going to study his techniques and approaches to help us understand what works and what doesn't work with great poster design.

This will require you to sharpen your process skills as this will be the most difficult project you have ever done in art.

Design skills such as hierarchies will be critical. 

Use of value and reference will be the upmost importance.

We will study his career from his meager beginnings to his incredible success. How he almost lost it all, and now his great return to leading the industry.

Some of the most memorable images to the film you love were created by this man...

The incredible Drew Struzan.