You may not be able to judge a book by its cover, as the saying goes, but that doesn’t stop us making decisions on movies according to the DVD art and posters. Whether in HMV (do they still sell DVDs?) or Blockbuster (are they still trading?) or in iTunes, LOVEFiLM, NetFlix, blinkbox or any other online movie streaming service…we’re attracted by a catchy name or attractive artwork.
Since Aberdeen filmmaker Mark Stirton’s two features, The Planet and One Day Removals, are both still selling online (and a new pressing of ODR DVDs is about to hit the shops) it made sense to invite the designers of artwork for those two films to chat about their experiences.
Professional designer Mike Clark created most of the artwork, assisted by architect and 3D modeller Kerwin Robertson, on Mark’s two movies, as well as his current project in development, Good Guys Vs Bad Guys.
Mike and Kerwin are also producers of these three projects, so they’ve got the perfect perspective on ‘doing’ design as well as broader, strategic considerations.
In today’s IADF podcast:
* How Mark Stirton met his producers
* Identifiable graphics
* Local faces V famous faces
* Choose the typeface first
* Photography on set
* Making money
* Standard British comedy DVD covers
* Cross platform designs
* Set design
* Cinema 4D
* Sci-fi influences in oil industry artwork
* Think design as early as possible
* Investors’ Pack for Good Guys Vs Bad Guys
Click this link to hear a candid, 45-minute interview with writer/director Mark Stirton in an IADF podcast. You’ll hear lots of laughs, a few swear words, but loads of insight into the world of indie moviemaking.
And there will be a second interview with Mike and Kerwin in the not-too-distant-future. They’ve got lots of interesting behind-the-scenes stories to tell, so we knocked off another interview! Click the Follow button at the bottom right of this page for email updates of all new IADF content. Or you can follow the I Am Do Filmmaker Facebook page. If you’re that keen you should also visit iTunes, subscribe to the IADF podcast and leave a comment!
Phew…There’s so much we should do in life.
Watch the trailers here: