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Film poster for Oregon Trail history documentary
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Entertainment & The Arts
This is a film poster for an independent documentary film. Audiences will primarily be educated English speakers in North America, but I want a design accessible globally. These will be fans of 1) Western history, 2) outdoor adventure, 3) fans of Native American culture.
What's your vision?
This is a film poster in HORIZONTAL FORMAT primarily for web promotion, but also suitable for print. This must use primarily images I will provide. In the documentary film, director and presenter Sandor Lau (me) walks across the Oregon Trail on the path pioneers took in 1846 in wagons. The Oregon Trail was also a very popular educational video game for Apple computer in the 1980s and 1990s that millions of school children remember. The poster must remind people of the game without infringing on the copyright of the game's creators. Poster should be printable up to 24x36 inches poster size at suitable resolution (300dpi?). I will need latitude to crop a little bit for different uses of the art work, so please keep a little bleed room on edges. Critical elements: --Silhouette of Sandor walking across horizon pulling hiking trailer behind him. Left side of poster. NEW: GRASS IN THE SILHOUETTE IS MESSY. WOULD LIKE A CLEAN HORIZON WITHOUT THE CLUTTER OF THE DRY PLANTS. --Mt. Hood, iconic mountain. Right side of poster. --Watermark of 1800s map by Charles Preuss. I would like to see how this works if the watermark is even over my face, like a very light tattoo. --Sandor's Face closeup. Principal character and star of the film. --She Who Watches petroglyph. This is a sacred and ancient piece of rock art in the film. This art communicates the Native American aspect of the film. This art also serves as the travel and tourism logo or mascot. We need an interpretation of this art that is different from the original. NEW: PLEASE CREATE HIGH-RES LINE ART GRAPHIC DIRECTLY FROM PHOTOGRAPH OF THE ROCK ART. DO NOT USE THE CLEAN LOGO-LIKE ART. --NEW: TEEPEE. The rock art alone is not enough to convey the very important Native American aspect of the film. I WOULD LIKE A TEEPEE SILHOUETTE USED ON THE HORIZON IN THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE FRAME. I HAVE PROVIDED ONE AS AN EXAMPLE BUT IF YOU HAVE A BETTER ONE PLEASE USE IT. --NEW: WAGON MUST EVOKE MEMORY OF THE COMPUTER GAME, BUT NOT BE EXACT COPY AS THAT WOULD VIOLATE COPYRIGHT. PLEASE FIND OR MAKE A LINE ART OF A HISTORIC WAGON AND MAKE IT SAME GREEN COLOR AS THE GAME WAGON. I have attached one example. The wagon art in the poster should not have people, just one ox and the wagon (as in the game). --Text (use IM Fell French Canon font): Sándor's Oregon Trail: The Barlow Road SANDOR'S OREGON TRAIL IS TITLE AND SHOULD BE MORE PROMINENT everyone in the US has heard of it. The Barlow Road is the subtitle and should be less prominent. --Subtitle: Walking in the footsteps of history, without dying of dysentery. --Credits using small caps at bottom as in all movie posters. Text: directed by and starring SÁNDOR LAU, with ED EDMO, AUROLYN STWYER, CHIEF DELVIS HEATH, WALKING EAGLE, DESTENEY MEYERS, RAUNCHY, ALYSIA LITTLELEAF, ELKE LITTLELEAF, JAMES SCOTT, DOUG NEELEY, SEDONA WILLIAMS, GARYSON JOHNSON, GREG ARCHULETA, cinematography LARONN KATCHIA, ALYSSA PINTER, ANIBAL ROCHETA, JULIE KENTOSH, music TOMMY GRAVEN --Sky background, please find great stock photo Keywords: travel, adventure, Native American, Indian, pioneer, wagon, Oregon Trail, Pacific Northwest (region of USA), American West, documentary, film. Film posters with same target audience: The Revenant, Free Solo, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lawrence of Arabia, Into the Wild, 127 Hours, Patagonia brand advertising. When I find the right designer, we will create a vertical version together later. Included in deliverables must be an editable file that can be adjusted (such as photoshop or indesign).
Please read brief thoroughly. Please watch the trailer here to get a feel for the film: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I6JRwzNaWjjEZ5YSD9GrwVZ7Wnna3Gqh/view?usp=sharing
US$ 299 Silver package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Poster starts at €179.
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