This is another film poster design I have recently thought about, as I have been thinking of adhereing to documentary conventions. I think this design is far more conventional to the genre I am aiming for.
It would be a simple low angle shot of an abandoned street (preferably the street I will be filming on.) Luckily my workplace is situated near a street I have in mind for this image. In the foreground of the shot I would have a Mcdonald’s plastic cup with drink spilling out and a burnt out cigarette, mimicking the chav’s ‘natural habitat.’
As this could be seen as a plain and an irrelevant image for a poster however I think the Mcdonald’s plastic cup and cigarette in the foreground of the frame could automatically link to the teenage generation and the subjects I will cover in my short film. Hoepfully it will be seen as humourous to the audience, as they can instantly relate to perhaps where a teenager’s ‘natural habitat’ could be. Also, this would be extremely relevant to my chosen documentary ‘spoof’ genre, as it is the sort of image that could be used for a documentary, it would be conventional as the focus would be on the surrounding envionment rather than my characters in the short film. The comedic element to the poster – suggesting it is a mockumentary, would be the littered items in the foreground.
I think this could be a potentially successful design, as it can be easily shot. To make sure it is seen as ‘deserted’ (it doesn’t really matter if there’s one or two people seen in the background) I can simply get there at an earlier time to take the photo. WIth this design, I also do not have to worry about having a white or amateur looking background, as I can overlay the title, tagline and actors names over the top of my image.
I feel like this will be the design that I go for as I have the most justification behind doing so, I feel it is the most conventional to the genre and will look the most professional in comparison with my other design ideas.