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Movie Poster Design

Due Date: May 15

This Graphic Design project must be saved as a PDF, and saved in the appropriate location on the server, in order to be considered a "Completed Assignment"

Making a movie poster is big business. Consider how it must look in order to attract the attention of everyone who is walking by a theater, browsing through a magazine, or surfing the Internet. It must be dynamic enough that when people see it they not only remember it, they want to pay the money to go view the featured film.

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In order to complete this assignment, the student must provide the following 
(10 points each - 100 points total):

  • You must generate three thumbnails for this poster first.
  • You must illustrate a comp before you create it on the computer
  • Poster must be 12 inches tall by 8 inches wide at 300 dots per inch (dpi)
  • You must incorporate three actual people (models) that you know. Use good knock-outs!
  • The focal point must be obvious as to where the viewer’s eyes are drawn
  • It must be in color
  • The movie title must be created in Illustrator first
  • Include the credits and rating found at the bottom of a typical movie poster
  • It must utilize multiple layers, all named and organized
  • All thumbnails and comp must reflect the finished product


    Standards of Technological Literacy

    STL 2- The Core Concepts of Technology

    • Systems
    • Resources
    • Requirements
    • Optimization and Trade-ffs
    • Processes
    • Controls

    STL 3 - The Relationships Among Technologies and the Connections Between Technolgy and Other Fields

    • Technology Transfer
    • Innovation and Invention

    STL 6 - The Role of Society in the Development and Use of Technology

    • Development decisions
    • Factors affecting designs and demands of technologies

    STL 8 - The Attributes of Design

    • The design process
    • Design problems are usually not clear
    • Designs need to be refined
    • Requirements

    STL 10 - The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving

    • Research and Development
    • Researching technological problems
    • Not all problems are technological or can be solved
    • Multidisciplinary approach

    STL 11 - Apply the Design Process

    • Identify a design problem
    • Identify criteria and constraints
    • Evaluate the design
    • Develop a product or system using quality control
    • Reevaluate final solution(s)

    STL 12 - Use and Maintain Technologial Products and Systems

    • Operate and maintain systems
    • Use computers to communicate

    STL 17 - Information and Communication Technologies

    • The purpose of Information and Communication systems
    • Many ways of communicating
    • Communicating through symbols