Essential Question – How does folk art reflect the shared human experience across many cultures?
I Can . . .
study my family heritage, traditions, interest, religious belief, and American roots.
Recognize the role of environment, traditions, religion, and culture in folk art
Connect my culture to other cultures
I Will . . .
demonstrate characteristics found in other cultures artwork
design and create a poster advertising a movie of your life
Project Overview After researching your personal history, design a movie poster advertising a movie about your life. The poster will need to give clues about your cultural and family heritage. It will be inspired by vintage or B movie posters.
Generating Ideas Use your mind map to begin creating a list of ideas that you can include in your movie poster. Choose ideas that tell the audience important information about yourself. Most of the elements in your poster will be images, symbols, and pictures, although there will be some words. Chose 3 - 5 images that represent you the best. Place your ideas on a Pages document using your last name.first name. movie research (example: lundgren.karen.movie research). You will add more information to this document when completing the research step.
Researching You will be using Vintage or B Movie posters as inspiration for your design. Do an internet search to find some good examples of old movie posters. Below are some links to get you started. Choose your 5 favorite posters and place them on your Pages document. Pick 2 of those posters and answer the questions listed below on the Pages document
Questions to Consider: 1 Is the movie title prominently featured? Is the text easy to read? 2 Are the main actors shown? If so, which ones? What do their appearances and expressions convey about the movie? 3 What is the design of the movie poster? Does it accurately reflect the mood and tone of the film? 4 What other images are included? What do you notice about the framing of the images? 5 What text is shown on the poster? Is there a catchy slogan? If so, what does it tell you about the movie's story? 6 Is there any other important information included on the poster? 7 Why do/don't you think this movie poster is persuasive?
Framing The positioning of objects, actors, and text within the frame of a poster to achieve a particular effect. For example, a movie poster for an action film might feature the main actor framed in such a way as to make him seem attractive, strong, and invincible.
Mood The feeling created for a viewer by the director's use of details, music, and cinematography.
Slogan A catchy and memorable phrase or sentence on a movie poster. An effective slogan should convey the mood, tone, and main idea of the film without giving too much away. It should capture viewers' attention and make them interested in the story.
Tone The filmmaker's attitude as reflected in the movie—ironic, serious, and so forth.
Save your document and then export it as a PDF. Turn your PDF research document into Schoology for a grade.
Visual Development Begin sketching your ideas out on paper. Use restraint, and do not over crowd your design. Group smaller items so that they feel like one category rather than spreading them around the page. Use one or two solid colors to create the background. Research different types of fonts to enhance the mood and tone of your poster. Remember that you want the poster to grab someone's attention and make them want to watch your movie.
Images of the main actors
Color and design that reflects tone, mood, and is limited to 3 to 5 colors
Clues about you and your heritage should be part of the images.
Final Design Once you have worked out the design, begin creating the poster. You can use paint, markers, magazine cutouts, colored paper, etc. Since you are the star of the movie, include your face somewhere on the poster. You may draw a cartoon figure that represents you or print a photo to glue onto the poster. Your design should cover the entire paper, but you may leave a 1" white boarder around the design.
Refinement Posters should be neat, easy to read, and professional looking. All painted areas should have clean, straight edges with no visible brush strokes. The design should not be overly crowded and should convey the message of the movie. All cutting and glue is clean and neat. Ask 3 people to check for things that you can improve before you turn in your work.
Reflection Click on the button below to create your self-assessment rubric. Be honest about your work.