If you’re planning on releasing a film soon, which is very likely, here is a guide for creating the movie poster.
If your movie is a quirky independent, make sure to use that golden yellow.
Romantic comedy? You know what colour dress she has to wear.
The lone hero has to have a dramatic background. Hidden weapon is optional.
The extreme close up on the eye? Very likely a horror film.
If it is about animals, it is probably very blue, with thin white capital lettering.
A blindfolded hero facing justice.
Tom Cruise will never look you in the eye. Probably a height thing to be fair. Or maybe his off centre wonky middle teeth.
If the main character in the film is particularly cool, there’s a close up of their face with a text overlay.
‘Tough love’ relationship? Make sure you stand the two main characters back to back. Arms folded isn’t necessary, but it is beneficial.
If the movie is touching and poignant, make sure to have a silhouette, with a face in the sky above. Bonus points if you have it set at a beach.
If it is action and explosions, then it’s a black and white poster with a colour blast on it.
But if you have it black and white with bold red text, it’s almost comic book like. So style and weapons should be prominent.
A blue tint with the main character running down a street is used almost exclusively for thrillers.
These are pretty cool. A collage made up of the films elements.
If your film has a sex scene and a prominant sexy lady, make sure you use a legs shot.
Sometimes you can see a poster for a film and know exactly what the film will be like. Now you know why.
YES. I know that all these groups have exceptions. You don’t need to point them out.
But go ahead, I know you will anyway.