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The Camera Man
05-22-2013, 02:07 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/600819_430262667070631_623298463_n.jpg

I've never been interested in this line of work (photo editing/poster making... whatever it is), but I gave it a go for the first time. I just very simply added the text and my partner added the effect after today's shoot.

Havey
05-22-2013, 02:12 PM
I feel like the actor is awkwardly positioned in the photo. But besides that it isn't too bad.

I would absolutely change the text though, looks kind of generic.

Not bad for your first try ever though!

OffMindEnt
05-22-2013, 02:36 PM
The picture of the guy is very interesting in the way he is positioned, the grainy texture, the colors and the look on his face.

IMO, it would look a lot better if you would re-do the texts, go wild with it, maybe try putting them on sideways.

The bevel and emboss effect on the text is not working, it looks very cheap. Maybe try a different font with no effects.

The Camera Man
05-22-2013, 02:39 PM
I may give your font suggestions a go when I get some down time. I didn't really see it before, but you're both right about it being generic

Anonymous Filmmaker
05-22-2013, 02:46 PM
I like it! I might add or extend (can't tell if you have one already) a vignette. Also, the underline is hard to see, so either make it bigger or get rid of it. Nice job!

UniqueAmI
05-22-2013, 03:59 PM
I'm tough on posters. I've always hired someone, and they've all worked very cheap. But, for a first shot this is good, the fonts are bad. But, it's better than the cover art for the Tom Cruise movie John Reacher. I've never seen a cheesier DVD cover for such a huge star.

L A Morgan
05-22-2013, 06:28 PM
You create a powerful image with the title, but the star should definitely make a more macho pose. He has a look of boyish wonder on his face.

The Camera Man
06-07-2013, 02:13 AM
Alright, I've been absent for a week or so now, and I apologise. This project is killing me. Anyway, how's this?:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BMJkqSxCEAAlNcA.jpg:large

Anonymous Filmmaker
06-07-2013, 03:07 AM
I like the feel, but I think the words are a little too hard to see.

UniqueAmI
06-07-2013, 06:49 AM
The concept is good. They're both good.

The font is better on this one (behind him) but the size and positioning is awkward.

His face is a little too washed out (for my taste anyway).

Making a poster is an artform in and of itself. If you gave this to a graphics designer with either concept, they'd knock it out of the park. If you advertise, you can find someone to do it for credit. Everyone starts somewhere.

If you have a little extra cash, that's even better.

Nick Soares
06-07-2013, 08:05 AM
Alright, I've been absent for a week or so now, and I apologise. This project is killing me. Anyway, how's this?:

Hey Master Disaster!

The answers you seek are right in front of you. Just look at some of your favorite movie posters and compare them to yours. There is lots of misunderstanding when filmmakers first enter the industry that they have to be different, there are reasons why things work and why they do not, just look at what is successful and what is not and the answers to your artwork will stare you right in the face :)

The Camera Man
06-07-2013, 01:38 PM
Thanks for all the tips! I will say, the text is suppose to look like a shadow, which is why it's difficult to read, perhaps a technique I shall either work on or avoid in the future... if I ever make a poster again

Anonymous Filmmaker
06-07-2013, 02:32 PM
For the text, bigger and slightly less out of focus may make it easier to read, while still being in the shadows.

L A Morgan
06-07-2013, 05:40 PM
I think an action shot would be cooler, like he has his weapon aimed at someone or the camera. When is the series going to be released?

Anonymous Filmmaker
06-07-2013, 05:47 PM
I think an action shot would be cooler, like he has his weapon aimed at someone or the camera. When is the series going to be released?

Good idea. Maybe text in the viewfinder?

The Camera Man
06-08-2013, 06:40 AM
I think an action shot would be cooler, like he has his weapon aimed at someone or the camera. When is the series going to be released?

I do like it, but the character is a police officer. I'm trying to get the film done on the 17th, but please don't expect much. This is the first time I've ever done something like this, but I appreciate the interest!

The Camera Man
06-11-2013, 10:36 AM
I've taken all of your advice under consideration when making these:


https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/946668_439760772787487_1102420692_n.jpg

and


https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/969184_439761026120795_1376977026_n.jpg

That'll be all of the posters for the film, they're for my college coursework you see. Thoughts this time?

Anonymous Filmmaker
06-11-2013, 10:57 AM
I like them! Personally, I think that the bevel is a bit much.

Nick Soares
06-11-2013, 12:10 PM
Getting much better~!

I would try something other then the "Bevel Emboss" text, it is a very old style and it gives an amateur feel. The new images are much better, just try a different text style and I think you will be happy with the outcome

L A Morgan
06-11-2013, 12:54 PM
I really like the last two shots, but there's too much glare in the top one.

Kevin
06-11-2013, 08:35 PM
I'm going to chime in and agree with the consensus on the beveled font. Frankly, it actually just doesn't look like it belongs on the poster with the grittier feel (in most cases) of your posters. You seem to like it, but I'd give it up.

RedBrick1
06-16-2013, 08:20 PM
I really like the second one, I have to agree on the bevel though. If you don't want to get rid of it, try adding a bit of grain so it blends better with the rest of the design.

shivashimmi
11-09-2013, 10:27 AM
I like the second one the best... doesn't give too much away and the overall look is very mysterious. You can easily do one like that only make the font just a touch clearer...but honestly I think the blurriness still works.