After researching into magazines we have now decided to research into our second auxiliary task - creating a poster. Researching into this we found various posters that were similar to our genre. These posters are from Shaun of the Dead, The Crazies and Zombieland.
We decided to look at the film "Shaun of the dead" because this film is a similar genre to the film that we are producing as it has a horror comedy. After looking in detail we have found some features, which we found particularly interesting. To begin with we believed that the image in the center of the picture was particularly effective and because of this we have decided to incorporate it in our poster. We thought it was effective because it was very eye catching and stands out on the page. Additionally we found that the font at the bottom of the page the font they use was very effective. This font makes the poster look very realistic and therefore the poster is viewed as a reliable article and because of this we hope to reproduce something similar.
"Scary Movie" was incorporated because like "Shaun of the Dead" it is a horror comedy and we can take factors that are similar to this. Firstly we liked the written text at the top of the page, this is where is states "Hilarious & Outrageous". We thought that this was effective because it made it gave the viewer a feel of what you will expect and get from watching the film. Furthermore we found that it was a common technique, particularly in our genre to put the title of the film at the bottom of the page and because of this we have decided to follow in their footsteps.
We decided to look at the film "Zombieland" because it included zombies within the film and we thought it would be appropriate to look at their poster whilst producing ours. Within this poster we liked the ideas of incorporating the names of the characters who are in the film, however we used a different font, similar to that used in "Pearl Harbor". By adding in the names of the characters it acts as a selling point for the film and gives more information about the film. Furthermore the image of the poster was again covering the whole thing and we thought this was good so when we do take the image of our film we will look to add an image that will cover the whole page.
After looking into the above posters we have decided to create a poster that we could publish to our audience as a marketing tool. This poster is shown below:
For the pictures we hope to place the main characters in the middle - this will most likely be Luke and maybe his wife at the front because they are the main characters. And we may also try to place Dave and Mickey at the back for the comedic affect.