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STUDENTS' MAGAZINE AND MOVE POSTER EXAMPLES
MAGAZINE & MOVIE POSTER LECTURE SLIDES
COLLAB PROJECT UPDATE • ATTENTION TO DETAILS
MOVIE & MAGAZINE BRAINSTORM SHEETS
MAGAZINE COVER / MOVIE POSTER ASSIGNMENT
For this assignment you will work in groups to create either magazine covers or movie posters. Pick a theme for your magazine cover or movie poster that is specific to YOUR interests/hobbies. Some examples are: sports, music, gaming, fashion, movies... etc.
REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR PROJECTS
Your team will turn in TWO PROJECTS: They can be your choice of...
a) TWO MAGAZINE COVERS.
b) TWO MOVIE POSTERS.
MAGAZINE COVER AND ONE MOVIE POSTER
HOW TO DO THIS PROJECT?
•Designers and Photographers will work together to create the entire "look" of your projects, including concept, lighting, props, models & costumes that conveys your "message" -which should be consistent with professional standards. (Everything needs to be made from scratch, it will be very noticeable if it is not).
•The "look" of the photographs determines the foundation of your project -which is why it is very important to have a solid concept long before the day of the photo shoot. If you decide to “wing it” on the day of your photo session, then you will have ineffective photos that may not carry a specific mood –resulting in poor-quality magazine covers or movie posters.
STEP 1 -JOIN A GROUP
•You can make your own group, or if you are not comfortable with that, we will help you find a group to work with.
•You may have a friend in Graphic Design or Photo... but most people don't know any students in the other class. It migh feel weird teaming up with a stranger, but it's OK. It's normal to be a bit hesitant. -Look at this as a chance to meet someone.
•Reach out to the person next to you & introduce yourself -they're in the same situation.
STEP 2 -COMPLETE "BRAINSTORM"
SHEETS & SCHEDULE YOUR PHOTO SESSION
•Prior to photographing your project, groups will team-up to "brainstorm" your ideas, completing a conceptual brainstorm paper and studio checklist that is due at the end of the period.
•After your brainstorm sheet is completed, your project needs to be pre-approved by the teacher prior to the photo shoot.
•Your creative team will schedule time and shoot as a group in the studio or on "location."
STEP 3 -THE PHOTO SESSION -IN THE STUDIO or ON LOCATION
•Your creative team will work together to create two images for your project.
•Photographers will create the lighting & take the images, while the Graphic Designers will work during the shoot as the "Creative Director" to assure that the images will work for the project requirements.
STEP 4 -EDITING PHOTOGRAPHS IN POST-PRODUCTION
•Photographers and Graphic Designers will collaborate on the post-production of the images. Photos must be cleaned up -this means that uneven background color, smudges and spots (on the seamless backdrop) will need to be "repaired" using Photoshop. Image tonality (lightness/darkness) and uneven color balance as well as skin blemishes and also need to be corrected using Photoshop.
STEP 5 -THE DESIGN PROCESS -PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
•After the photographs have been edited in post-production, the team will continue the collaboraiton process as the Graphic Design Team combines the photos with a professional looking design (a unified color scheme, similar fonts, and mood) to create "real world" magazine covers or movie posters.
•Photographers should continue working with the Graphic Design Team on the design process until the project is finished.
MAGAZINE COVER REQUIREMENTS
•Document Size for the Magazine Cover/Page (Using Photoshop)
Width: 8.5 inches
Height: 11 inches
•Magazine Cover Guidelines
Photograph(s) should be the focal point.
Is the title of Magazine in front or behind photo?
Barcode (black skinny rectangles with numbers and white background)
Several story line titles
Magazine Text Guidelines
Alignment (align elements so they match in placement)
Easy to read
No light-colored text on a light-colored background
Sub-headlines should be placed around the photo.
MOVIE POSTER REQUIREMENTS
•Document Size for the Movie Posters (Using InDesign):
Width: 13 inches
Height: 19 inches
•Movie Posters Guidelines
Photograph should be the focal point
Title of the Movie in front or behind photo (biggest text on cover)
Rating(G, PG, PG13, or R)
Studio Logo (Paramont, Disney, Pixar, etc.), Producers, Actors, and Screenplay Writers...
Alignment (align elements so they are consistent in placement on the posters)
Easy to read (no light-colored text on a light-colored background)