Archive for the ‘Ancillary Task’ Category

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Finished Film Poster

February 15, 2011

By Simon Dethleffsen (69559/3250)

In the last couple of lessons we finished our Anxillary Task. And… Wait for it… There we go: Enjoy looking at it:

After our Photo shoot we did with the characters we found ourselves in a position where the photos itself were a b bit too yellow, which meant that the colours on the poster weren’t blended anymore. Also, the position of the characters in the photo changed, so we moved some titles around, to make sure everything is readable. We also changes some colours of some titles, depending on what colour they are on. Finally, we put a blue colour gradient in the background, which we hopes makes the colour profile more clear and forms a more fluently transition!

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Editing Ancillary Task

February 11, 2011

By Gabi Paterson (69559/3754)

Currently we are working on completing the editing of our ancillary tasks. The magazine cover has finally been completed and we’re all happy with how it looks. The main aim is to make sure that it contains all of the conventions of a magazine cover and looks like a real life product.

Last night our group came together with our actors to photograph them for our film poster. We took many photos and had a bit of difficulty trying to think of how we wanted the characters to appear on the poster. Today we are placing the photo on the poster which already has text and the biggest challenge now is to get everything to look right. The background in the picture that we chose did not come out in the way we intended which means that the actors had to be cut out and placedover a white background to make it look more effective. Hopefully by the end of this lesson we will have completed our coursework and can move onto the evaluation.

Following are some of the pictures that we took in the photo shoot last night:

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Magazine Cover: Final Copy

February 9, 2011

By James Grieve (69559/3347)

Here is our completed magazine cover:

We decided to not super impose a picture but just put in a blue background as this complements the picture of the actors even more. The writing is embossed to give it a more professional look and it helps the writing to stand out.  The three smaller pictures give the buyer something else to look at and the puff gives a subtitle that would further interest people.

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Poster Draft

February 4, 2011

By Simon Dethleffsen (69559/3250)

In the last couple of lessons I worked on the film poster. We had a look again on all the planning for the poster we did, looked at the conventions and came to some conclusions. As the poster is part of the same branding, it needs to be in the same design style as the film itself and the trailer. We took the colourboard from the film, changed the title a little bit, as a more horizontal title looks better on a poster. We left font, colour, stroke the same. We took the same credits, the production company logos and added some more information. The name of the director on the title, and on top the names of the people starring in the film. Again, everything in the same font. Finally, we added “Two’s company, three’s a crowd”, as the main theme description of the movie to the poster, which is used as a taster and hopefully makes the people want to watch the movie. It is a very big quote from the trailer, so people might remember it once they have seen it, and also it is a phrase which is famous and known to everyone, it induces certain feelings within the audience, and that is what we are trying to achieve. This is the poster so far, a photo of the actors will be added:

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Magazine Cover 3

February 3, 2011

By James Grieve (69559/3347)

This is an update on our magazine cover. There is now the picture of the two male main characters on it. They are striking a ‘cool’ pose and looking out at the camera as is the way with all film magazine covers. The puff now reads Britain’s Back to emphasise that this is a British magazine. The title is big in an interesting font and there is the price and barcode.

We are going to super impose a background into it and once this is done the colours of the text will have to be changed slightly to make it work with the picture and the colours in it.

 

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Ancillary Task

January 28, 2011

By James Grieve (69559/3347)

Now that we have finished and exported our film trailer we are moving on to making our film magazine and poster. It is very important that we keep with the codes and conventions of film posters and magazines to give the best effect that we can. Having started to prepare the magazine we have planned a photo shoot for this Sunday and after this we will be able to insert them onto the magazine to consolidate it with the colours and themes and be able to start the film poster.

The photos we are planning to take are of the two male characters James and Simon to show their friendship and then the growing rift between them. Then there will be photos of the three of them together. With these photos we will emphasise the fact that the characters gabi and Simon are growing closer and James is losing touch with both of them.

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Magazine Cover 2

January 28, 2011

By James Grieve (69559/3347)

We have not yet taken the photos for our film magazine and poster so the film magazine mock up has been working around different ideas and colour schemes. Once we have the photos we will adjust it to emphasise the main picture.

This is the latest mock up:

The title of the magazine represents Britishness. The colour scheme emphasises the stories and helps it to stand out. The title of our film Head Over Heels is clearly the main story and is the second thing that draws you in after the magazine title. The Bylines down the side advertise some other articles inside and can broaden the buying range.