iServi News | 4 September 2020 | Term 3, Week 7
Year 10 Media students were tasked with constructing a film poster to advertise an original idea for a film. Students completed a four-week unit of work, focusing on the purpose and construction of film posters, and how they have been adapted for the digital world. Overall, the Year 10s showed a sound understanding of visual techniques, how they are used to present genre, and the general construction of film posters.
Mrs Leanne Lombardi
Visual Arts Coordinator
Our poster is a sci-fi and psychological reflection of what it means to be alienated, or feel isolated from society, for who you’ve become. The lighting of the poster gives it a strange and unnatural atmosphere, as the person in the poster slightly grin to the viewers. Making it a little creepy. The colours in the poster are ominous, with a patch of dark-blue slightly glowing, above the person. Another colour includes a bluish-purple that slightly illuminates, behind the person. The dark city, behind the person, represents what society looks like, through said person’s eyes, when he experiences a force that can’t be comprehended. We wanted the poster to look and feel like it’s in despair, with a slightly-low-quality-look, but not too much that it becomes hard to view. The bridge, that said person is on, sitting on a bench, represent the disconnection of him and humanity. Sitting on a bench to mourn and wonder for his personal-findings. If viewed carefully, there is a silhouette of half an alien’s face, and its huge eye, watching over said person and the viewers. Overall, there are many aspects to this poster, and each one has its own symbolism, leaving us to question the unexplained.
Ting Wang (SC7)
Our final poster displays the villainous Gravedigger Douglass wielding his weapon of choice – a blood splattered shovel – over his left shoulder. Douglass’ true nature of evil is promoted by the use of shade to conceal his facial expression and potential distortion of his face. A graveyard scene sits below him enveloped in fog that boasts the film’s title “Gravedigger Doug”. The font emits a mysterious aura being out of line and inconsistent. Surrounding Gravedigger Doug are slender trees that disturb the light that engulfs the lonesome figure – nobody will live to witness his vile actions. Overall, the poster is limited to an achromatic colour scheme with very subtle tinges of green, brown and red, the earthly colours visible represent the soil Gravedigger Doug returns his victims to as they meet their demise.
Lachlan Williams (SA5)
The genre we have chosen is a hybrid of thriller and romance. We have specifically used elements of thriller and romance through objects used in the poster to symbolise the distinction between the real and fake relationship and the main character’s disorder. Our poster has a bold split in the middle contrasting the two sides of his disorder, one side is edited to have darker and gloomier colours and the other more bold and brighter colours. This symbolises the difference in the different identities and mindset shown by the main character.
Thea Rooplal (OLS5)