Movie Poster reproduction
Hey guys. At oneTouch we had an assignment which was to recreate movie posters based on their photography, we are a photography group anyway. This, as we realized later is not an easy task but assignments had to be done. I just want to share the process of what I did for my assignments.
My choice of posters to emulate were; Eastern Promises, Munich, Shutter Island & The Spirit. Shutter Island proved to be hard headed so I errm..postponed. The Spirit is still in the making. I got to finish Eastern Promises and Munich. These are the original posters
I liked the posters for their simplicity yet quite a challenge to shoot as I later discovered. Now to the photography, these are the photos I took straight off camera before(left) and after(right) processing.
1. Eastern Provinces
I increased contrasts and darkened the whole photo a bit. I also had to do some burning to the areas around the hand because they needed to be pitch black. Did a little sharpening, cropping and finally desaturated it a bit to get what I thought was my closest depiction to the original.
Again the original image straight off camera(left) and the processed image(right).
This was shot using ambient light from the window behind and the light from the tv, directly in front of the face(this was actually an accident having the telly on but it ended up being how the poster is. I did not have a gun so my fingers had to make a mean gun remake
For this one I cropped to fit, desaturated the image after boosting the contrasts. I then colorized the curtains to make them red and masked the desaturated layer so that the bottom part of the poster is black/white. I also added lots of vignette and burnt the bottom part to make it dark.