awesome awesome awesome! i will definitely keep this in mind with my next project.
since we're on movie posters, check out mine for my last project, i know it's not great, but i'd like to see which cliche category it falls under, hopefully none:
HARSH CRITIQUES WELCOME. keeping in mind, of course, that i did not do a photo shoot for the poster (it's an afterthought for a short's promotion, really), so i'm confined to using stills from the project
and i'd love to see others you all have done
Some of the best posters from 2013: http://www.buzzfeed.com/adambvary/memorable-movie-posters-in-2013
I like many of the posters, but none of them really grab me, interest me, or even feel that original. Heat and Grand Budapest grabbed my attention and had me looking at them and all the tiny details. Fault in our Stars made me movie to the next like it was never there. It's not that Nebraska or Blue is the Warmest Color are bad posters, but they don't really interest me. Nebraska looks like a simplified Grand Torino cover, and Grown Ups 2 looks like every Adam Sandler movie! It's not that they're bad, but they don't hold some sort of energy or interesting element that makes it unique or really eye grabbing. I saw a lot of great posters in the video that Steve posted, but the problem with them is how overdone the techniques and templates used in them are. Blue is the Warmest Color is a B&W shot of 2 people kissing with the color blue singled out. Kings of Summer are kids jumping in mid air with a quirky font. It's not that the posters are bad, they're just not unique. Not that posters have to be so mind blowing and original, but trying something new might be a good idea.
All my opinion