In 1890 a French person named Jules Cheret produced the very first movie poster, a lithograph designed to advertise a short film called “Projections Artistiques”.
As a class I was asked to produce a film poster. I created it on computers and then handed them in. I had to do a script, storyboard, character profile and a pitch. My film is about two boys fighting over a girl. They have to race against each other. There is violence, action and comedy in the film.
In class I had to watch some old teenage films. The first film that I had to watch was ‘Pretty in Pink’, and was made in 1986. This film is about a poor girl, a rich boy and a geeky boy. The geeky boy likes the poor girl, but the poor girl likes another boy, who is rich. The genres of this film are comedy, action and romance.
The second one I watched was ‘The Breakfast Club’, and was made in 1985. There were five high school students, with all different personalities all met in detention. The characters are a jock Emilio Estevez, a criminal Judd Nelson, a princess Molly Ringwald, a basket case Ally Sheedy, and a brain Anthony Michael Hall. The genres of this film are comedy, violence and drama.
The last film that I watched was ‘Rebel without a Cause’. It was created in 1955, and was the first teenage film to be created, where some one rebels against something. This film is about a person, with a bad past, comes to a new own, and finds friends and enemies. The genres of this film are violence, drama and romance.
All of these three films were about teenagers, and how they live their life. The reason why I watched these films was because my film has to be suitable for teenagers as well.
The main genre of my film that I made is action. ‘The Fast and The Furious’ is a film that would be in completion with my film. I chose the name ‘Kings of the Streetz’ because I wanted the film to be based on cars, violence, action and teenagers. The name tells the audience that the film is about racing and competition. I chose this name because it gives the sense that the film is about racing and violence. I chose an American film production because in America film production because in America the legal age of driving is 16 and my film has a 16 year old driving. America also has lots of driving tracks, and this would be useful for my film.
My aims for producing my film poster were to attract the audience, to draw the audience’s attention and to make the audience want to watch it. I think my film poster was professional but because I did it in about two/three days, so it wasn’t as good as I could have done. My film poster contained the release date and was nicely spaced out.
My film poster had a picture of a speed meter as the background. The arrow is pointing at 250km/hour. This shows that the cars can go really fast, and so the audience would instantly know that this film poster is promoting a racing film. There are three cars and I smudged the backs of them, so it makes them look as they are going really fast. One of the cars has a gold crown on there, which represents a king. I put the 15 certificate logo in the middle of the speed meter.
My film tells the audience that the film is about fast cars and racing. It also tells them that it’s going to be similar to ‘The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift’. I have used street language because of the “z”, at the end of “Streetz”, instead of “s”. This kind of language gives the film a more street racing effect. The “z” also will attract the audience, as it is colloquial language, and many teenagers use that kind of language.
The film is targeted towards people from the age of 15 to 20. This film contains a bit of violence and some foul language, so that’s why I put a 15 certificate logo in the middle of the poster. It is mainly targeted towards boys, but girls may also want to watch it. I don’t know what my targeted audience were interested in at that time, but I thought that most teenage boys will be interested in films with violence, action, fast cars and some foul language.
My film poster does meet the expectation of the audience because it has pictures of fast cars. The audience probably will be expecting action and violence in my film, and that is exactly what I have included in my film.
The main conventions of film posters that have already been used are: action, adventure, animated, biography, disaster, comedy, crime and gangster, drama, epics/historical, horror, musical, mystery, science fiction, sports, thriller, war/anti-war and western films. I chose adventure, animated, biography, disaster, drama, epics/historical, musical, mystery, science fiction, sports, thriller, war/anti-war and western to leave out because it didn’t match with the story line of my film, and didn’t feel fight to include these conventions.
My product has followed the conventions that I have picked. It has action/violence, where two boys fight, using their fists, over a girl. It also has comedy, where some prisoners take the piss out of Daren Bent, who was sent to prison for underage driving. It even has crime in the film, as Vincent Green was sent to prison for underage driving.
Overall, I think that I have made the right decision in making this film, because I think that this film will be a success, and lots of people went to watch “The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift”, and because my film is similar to that film, then lots of people probably will come to watch my film. If I had to change one thing, then it would probably be changing the genre, as there are many films about two boys fighting over a girl and fast cars, like: ‘The Fast and The Furious’, ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’, ‘The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift’, ‘Transporter’, ‘Transporter 2’ and ‘Transporter 3’.