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Poster Poll!

What do you think of the poster?

5 Stars8%[ 2 ]
4 Stars46%[ 11 ]
3 Stars38%[ 9 ]
2 Stars0%[ 0 ]
1 Star8%[ 2 ]

Total Votes : 24

Posted: Tue, 25th Jul 2006, 9:02pm

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Garfield Street

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If you haven't seen the thread of my upcoming movie "Fantabulous Inc." Then I'll show you the poster idea I have.



You can rate it from 5 Stars (the best) to "Hate it"! razz

Please vote and if you'd like comment too!
Posted: Tue, 25th Jul 2006, 9:34pm

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Penguin

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Great poster, I like the peoples outlines. smile
Posted: Tue, 25th Jul 2006, 9:35pm

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3/5. "Pretty Good"
Posted: Tue, 25th Jul 2006, 10:06pm

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Obi Wan Kenobi

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It's inventive and original, but you need to rethink the composition, I think.
Posted: Tue, 25th Jul 2006, 10:08pm

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Garfield Street

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Thanks! I probably should take more time and lay it out! This is like a rough draft! biggrin
Posted: Tue, 25th Jul 2006, 10:27pm

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Ok, I think this would look great in a frame. I'd make it huge, antialias (sp) the text, remove or do something with the underline, and mess with the text kerning. It looks to squished to me. Maybe to arrows to the right in between each letter? I know it's a style, but it makes it hard to read and not look like the word: Fantabulous unless you really look at it. But I love the art style and everything. Great colors, brilliant. 4/5 for imperfections.

What's the movie like though? Is it animated or what? I too would rethink the composition, adjust it so that text on the left fits and is mre readable. That part is the only part where I think it looks slapped on.
Posted: Tue, 25th Jul 2006, 10:37pm

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Bryan M Block

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Obi Wan Kenobi wrote:

It's inventive and original, but you need to rethink the composition, I think.
My thoughts exactly 100%.
Posted: Wed, 26th Jul 2006, 12:28am

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Garfield Street

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Thanks! No the movie is not animated, but I had a friend and me draw the charcters and then scan them in!

Thanks for the suggestions again! I understand what I must do to make it a 5 star poster! haha

(that line is definitly going! biggrin)

Does it look better with the line?

Posted: Wed, 26th Jul 2006, 3:38am

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Right now, the people look cool, but the rest looks too "blah", like you had a cool image that you knew everyone would like, so you just added any old thing to the background.

Like others have said, consider redoing the composition.
Posted: Wed, 26th Jul 2006, 4:23am

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Jrad

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I think that you need to come up with your own tagline...
Posted: Wed, 26th Jul 2006, 5:37am

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sfbmovieco

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Have it be just the people and no background. The colors work because they are in such contrast with the white bg.
Posted: Wed, 26th Jul 2006, 6:20am

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sfbmovieco wrote:

Have it be just the people and no background. The colors work because they are in such contrast with the white bg.
Agreed. With these kinds of drawings and the RGB only colour scheme, simplicity works. the city is cool, just don't think it works here.
Posted: Wed, 26th Jul 2006, 6:23am

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ZukoVega

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I really like the idea and I like the art ...

...but what has already been mentioned is that the composition is a bit off... When you look at the poster you want the overall layout to be balanced so that the viewer is drawn towards the middle so that they focus on the whole poster but the white space on the left and the narrow building on the lower left is crowding and pushing everything else to the right and when I look at the poster I find that my vision is drawn down to the lower right...
Posted: Wed, 26th Jul 2006, 7:40am

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ben3308

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I took some of your idea and some suggestions into account, and here's what I got:


I personally like mine better than what you've got. It's the wrong ratio for a conventional poster, but as a banner poster, it works just fine. Notice how the composition is even, and has good color contrast, yet it is still relatively simple. Maybe this'll help.
Posted: Wed, 26th Jul 2006, 9:04am

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Arktic

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I like all the designs, but I'd be tempted to go even more basic than what you have allready.

Just the three characters, on a white bg, with the title at the top. I also suggest, don't cut off the character's feet - it looks wrong - as if there's a bit missing off the bottom of the poster. Maybe put the strapline in the new white space under the character's feet, too.

Ben's is a nice idea, but I can't help feeling that having the word 'fantabulous' in different colours breaks up the text too much, making it difficult to read. At first glance, you might thing those are supposed to be the names of the characters or something (Lous looks like 'loius', and 'Abu' and to a lesser extent 'Fant' *could* be character names). Plus, the spacing is wong - 'ABU' touches the rhs of the red box, but not the left, whereas the T has crossed over from the blue section.

So, I'd say, keep it really, really simple for this one.

Cheers,
Arktic.
Posted: Wed, 26th Jul 2006, 9:14am

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ben3308

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The spacing's not meant to match the boxes, it was just supposed to go across all three boxes, changing with each. New idea.

Posted: Wed, 26th Jul 2006, 9:27am

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That poster is actually quite cool. Probably the most inventive i've seen on FXHome to date. The central piece for me is obviously the 3 characters. I think that should remain at the heart of it.

I can imagine what you meant it to look like, i think, but the problem is that the rest of it is jumbled:

- Vectors vs photographs. The simplicity of one and the complexity of the other can work in conjunction, but only if the merger is more obvious. Your use of photography seems a bit incidental. The overlapping and random placement of the photography makes the entire poster resemble a scrap-book or something.

- Hand-drawn vs Vectors. The Fantabulous font you're using would appear to be pseudo-drawn. It looks like its meant to be from an architectural design or something. Combined with the sharper edges of the characters, it just sems confused. I think a solid-filled, sans-serif or "tech font" would suit the characters more.

- Cell-shaded vs Textured. What is that odd grain texture in the shading of each character? It seems to serve no purpose. Completely solid colours would look cooler, or at least carry the theme into other areas of the poster.

- Opacity? Why are buildings showing through the characters? Unless the characters are in fact meant to be physically translucent, this is confusing. If these were photographs of real humans it would be different because a translucent human is the last thing i'd expect, but with cartoon versions, anything is likely.

- Tagline. Higher, bigger, more prominent.

Ben's idea is more along the right lines, although i second the dislike for the title changing colour.

[edit] Ah yes, that second version is better[/edit]
Posted: Wed, 26th Jul 2006, 9:46am

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Joshua Davies

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I think you need to drop the hints of shading on the characters like Xcession say. ben3308 background idea is better and you could use this theme in a vertical poster but you still need to sort out the text as its just a mess in all the examples so far.
Posted: Wed, 26th Jul 2006, 9:54am

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Simon K Jones

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I agree with everything that's been said so far.

Simplicity is definitely the way to go. You've got two really bold, captivating elements going here: 1. A really unusual, fun, intriguing title. 2. A very eye-catching cartoon style to the characters.

I'm not sure you really need anything else. I'd dump the cheesy, cliched tagline myself and just go for something really, really simple and iconic:



I think it's unusual enough to get people's interest without needing any of the rest of the clutter.
Posted: Wed, 26th Jul 2006, 3:22pm

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Garfield Street

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I understand and agree with your points. I love the vertical poster, the colors, matching the colors of the characters and like someone said earlier, it's best to keep the title at the highest priority.

TARN--

Yes, I agree with that the characters should have their whole bodies in it except when the artist drew the picture, he drew it so that their bodies ran off the page! (UGH!) thanks for all the comments and thoughts!

Hey, Ben what font did you use for the vertical poster?
Posted: Wed, 26th Jul 2006, 3:25pm

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In the example I did, I think it actually works ok to have the green guy going off the bottom of the page. Make it more interesting in some ways. However, I'd say it's fairly essential to have the red guy fully on the page (like I did in my example), because he's very much the focal point: he's looking straight out at you.
Posted: Wed, 26th Jul 2006, 3:48pm

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Garfield Street

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YEah and he is the main character

Okay, Thanks everyone! You've helped me a GREAT deal and have filled my head with new ideas and have made my vision more crisp and visible. And that was the point to this thread!

I hope you don't mind Ben, but I'm going to use your idea to some extent! razz

--Garfield Street
Posted: Wed, 26th Jul 2006, 4:59pm

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I'm glad you're gonna use my idea to an extent, actually. I had seen your sort of "sketchy", "urban" fonts on your DVD cover, so I figured something similar could be used for the poster.
Posted: Thu, 27th Jul 2006, 6:30am

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I agree with what tarn has said. Those buildings just seem kinda "thrown in there." Simplicity is definatly your best option. I like your title too. Although ben's does look cool with the sketchy theme. I don't thing that you need to draw any more attention to the title, it's pretty unique already.

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