Movie Poster Creation
For this project, I created a movie poster for a completely fictional movie titled, “The Thunderbolt Murders,” a mystery that takes place in Thunderbolt Valley, where an amusement park is nestled in the middle of a mountain range. When creating this poster, I incorporated many different elements to create dimension, contrast and balance while also using typography and color theory to grab the viewer’s eye.
I tried to incorporated contrast by fading elements in the background and keeping the elements in the foreground at full brightness. One of the main elements in the front is the Thunderbolt roller coaster, hence, the name of my movie is “The Thunderbolt Murders.” In addition to the roller coaster, the name of the town where my movie takes place is Thunderbolt Valley. For dimension, I layered elements so that in the far background there are darkened clouds, in front of the clouds are mountains, and in front of the mountains is the amusement park and boardwalk.
For typography, I found a font that included letters with fingerprint backgrounds. The font is called Powder finger. I chose this font because it looks like it should belong with a mystery. The colors I chose for the title were gray and red, with the word “Murder” appearing in red. When I typed the title of the movie, I implemented a curve so that the lettering mimics the roller coaster and the mountains. The bend creates motion. I also created balance by lining up my elements and not having a lot of negative space.