FMP: Film Posters
‘A picture speaks a thousand words.’
Having a poster for your film is essential, not only does it promote your film but it also hints to any key themes or mood of the film. One thing your poster must do is be eye catching drawing in an audience spell bound by intrigue. Please refer to my post on ‘Film Image’.
Here are the two film posters we have created for Instability. Now originally we created two because we thought it would be nice to not only have a variety but to also emphasise the fact that many who become mentally unstable experience having a split personality, shown through one being very soft and vulnerable and the other being dark and mysterious using a jack in the box which can be very unpredictable. After speaking with our personal tutor and asking for some feedback we have now decided to stick with the first one as it tells a lot more than the second and having two may be very confusing for the audience. We chose to stick with the first as it is more real, with the fact that you can see someone’s lips and nothing else apart from the teddy bear who’s eyes are partially covered by it’s fur giving it something to hide behind just as the person is hiding behind the bear.
Second Poster Option
We have also discussed the sort of layout that we would have on the back of our smaller A5 posters that we plan on putting in our production pack and showcasing at the degree shows.