…..Who cares what picture you see?
When you’re hugging with your baby in last row in the balcony.’
Yes, I know it’s Thursday… but who remembers that song? Because I do… and I don’t know why? Reminds me of Primary School…? :S Don’t know lol
Anyway… I’ve had this post drafted since the 10th of February, and yet here I am the 25th of March lol
This project was handed in….. like 2 weeks ago? Nevermind! I’ve been busy!
The task was to take 2 movie posters: 1 from before 1950s and 1 from after 1999 and swap them over… I chose to ’Up In The Air ‘(2010) and ’The Shop Around The Corner’(1940)… So I had to do Up In The Air as if it was from 1940 and The Shop Around The Corner as if it was from 2010! Yeah I know… Gets a bit confusing!!
Up In The Air
First, I had to find some decent size images to work with from the film….
Next, I started working on the type. I used the existing letters and then made the rest I needed from those I already had (if you get me?)
I think I did alright…?
Then I had a look at the title…
And then I played around with the layout…
I saw this promo vector version of the advert and decided it would be cool to add an aeroplane silhouette to my poster…
.. getting there…
Next, I took this picture and painted the background using a brown watercolour paint…
Then I applied it using the layer blending options…
And hey presto!
It’s o.k but I feel like it’s too simple?
Do you agree?
The Shop Around The Corner
The idea was to create a situation in which I could edit the film title into…. so after looking at some images of flower shops (which is the scene of the story) I decided to use the window/ door as the main image and edit the title onto the glass… like opening times in the picture below:
However, that was going to be REALLY hard! So I opted for a slightly more realistic idea – a sign!
I looked at some open/closed signs to get a feel for the style and used this one as a basis:
Ta-dah! But it didn’t feel quite right… so I turned it green and made it into a proper sign using some card and string:
I popped into the local flower shop (which coincidentally happens to be on a corner! hah) and asked to borrow their window display to take a picture… and luckily they said yes! They were really lovely and helpful… buy flowers from them here!
I took LOADS of photos… like 100 haha Trying out different angles, and trying to not get people walking into the reflection etc
I got a few weird looks – this shop is on the main road of Kings Lynn so there was plenty of traffic going by! Nevermind!
Anyway I got some good shots and due to the sun being out (rare in February, right!?) I got some really nice reflections which help to make it look more real – well it IS real but you know what I mean?
Then I decided that I would need to have a go at putting some text on the glass anyway… and had a bit of a play aroudn with some different fonts etc…
and in true Blue Peter style… here’s one I made earlier:
What do you think, could it pass as a real modern movie poster?
Which poster do you like more – Up In The Air or The Shop Around The Corner?
Oh and I might aswell ask, do you prefer the original poster or my version? hah
I prefer my modern poster (The Shop Around The Corner) out of the two I have done… what do you think?