Tuesday, October 24, 2006

B-Movie Poster

Steps for B-Movie Poster

1. Brainstorm and sketch ideas on paper. Show Mr. Mitchell your four ideas and pick one to work on.
2. Spend time to get any background/landscape pictures that you need. Pick a place that you could potentially have monsters climb on/destroy/reappear from/or live. Your poster must have at least one digital image taken with a camera.
3. Import your background photos to your computer.
4. Create a new document in Photoshop at 8.5 *11 inches with 200 resolution.
5. Add background photo to new document.
6. Manipulate photos to work within your poster. Use free transform to adjust sizes. Hold down the shift key to constrain proportions. Don't forget you need victims and a monster.
7. Go to pixel2life.com and pick a text to create that is appropriate for your poster. Text with blood, fire, or multiple colors also seem to work best. You will make text for your movie name as well as tag-lines and movie stars. The text should go well together.
7b. Check in with Mr. Mitchell to make sure everything is OK.
8. Once you have completed all of your poster you will need to merge layers and convert your picture to grayscale.
9. You will now paint your picture at approximately 23%-30% opacity. Pick colors that stand out.
10. Check in with Mr. Mitchell again and print.

Grading will be based on the following:
Creative movie title
Creative use of text effects for title and tag lines
Interesting/scary monster or villian
Use of digital image
Color Coordination
Realism of poster (does it look like something we would see in a theater)
Logo included
Movie details included in small print (directed by,starring, rating etc.)

Take your time on this project!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Brightness/Contrast, Shadows, and Patterns

Your next assignment will focus on Brightness/Contrast, Shadows, and Patterns with Black and White Photos.
You will take over 100 pictures over the next week and in the end print three pictures.
Each picture should showcase a different composition style.
One photo should emphasize patterns.
One photo should emphasize patterns.
One photo should emphasize brightness and contrast relationships.
Some photos will show both.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Oct 4 Sub Plans

Period 1:

All of you need to save your best landscape as a JPEG picture and send it to my period 1 class folder on the staff server. I will pring these on Friday morning. You should name it with the proper naming convention (1_mitchellt_landscape).

After that youshould completely finish your five changes landscape and your best photomerge. For the Photomerge don't forget to use the burn and dodge tools to lighten/darken your pictures.

If you have questions please email me.

Mr. Mitchell