Friday, 23 September 2011

Induction: Movie Poster Textual Analysis

From what I can see in this poster the background is an orange skull with a staircase leading to it in the midground. The lighting starts of dark then goes really bright then dark again. There is a man standing straight wearing dark coloured garments which the sleeves are rolled up and the shirt is not fully buttoned. In his left hand he has a whip. The text is in sans serif.

The meanings which I believe are attached to the poster are that he is dressed like that because he is a warrior. His silhouette shows that he is a bold and strong man who is in charge. The way he is holding his whip shows that he is ready to fight and the skull in the background looks like it is on fire which makes the poster look dangerous. The bright, hot colours on top of the dark colours look really serious. The text looks like a cartoon so I suggest that there are comedy parts in the film.

Induction: Re-Creation Of Movie Magazine Front Cover

This task didn't go to bad for me regarding that I am a novice at using adobe photoshop.
The most difficult part was after I rasterized some of the text I had to transform it so that I could get the same effect as the original cover.
The tools that I used mostly for this task was the text tool; so that I could type, the eye dropper tool; to enable me to get the right colours, the rectangular tool; to add shapes, and the move tool; so I could move things into the right place. I used the quick selection & magic wand tool once so that I could put Christopher Nolan's head infront of the "Empire" title.
I used the toggle button so that I could change the colour, font & size of my text.
I have realised that the main subject in the magazine has to be almost as big and as bold  as the title. I also noticed how the other subjects must not get in the way of the main image and that they go around the sides of the front cover. I have also realised that vivid colours are used in the text as well as many capital letters.

This is my re-creation of the magazine cover

This is the original cover