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Mike Manning
08-13-2008, 03:10 PM
Hey guys,
As I stated in my Twilight Fest Entry thread (http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=143649), I'm really looking to involve myself more in the DVX community. I figured I can start by offering some script advice and maybe even a poster or two for anyone willing to let me.

I pride myself in being a good writer, and having taken many courses on writing in film school (particularly on writing for the short film). I feel I can do a good job of tightening your script to make sure it adheres to the traditional three-act structure. I am definitely a slave to the three-act structure... the best films abide by it.

I also work professionally as a graphic designer and I get a kick out of making movie posters. If you have some nice production stills that I can work with (and I have the time) I'll throw together a sick little poster for you. Here's some samples of recent work I've done.
http://beginningmiddleend.com/twilight/images/samples.jpg
Let me know if you're interested... mike@beginningmiddleend.com
-Mike

UPDATE: Twilight Posters I've worked on so far:

http://beginningmiddleend.com/twilight/images/barn_dance.jpg
http://beginningmiddleend.com/twilight/images/treatment.jpg
http://beginningmiddleend.com/twilight/images/the_contract.jpg
http://beginningmiddleend.com/twilight/images/U_poster.jpg
http://beginningmiddleend.com/twilight/images/sebastian_one_sheet.jpg
http://beginningmiddleend.com/twilight/images/mara_one_sheet.jpg
http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/5295/tahpostermikezl1.jpg

Larry Rutledge
08-13-2008, 04:12 PM
Dude... awesome posters! :thumbsup:

I don't have any production stills as I'm still in the writing stage on my project. Any chance you could do a concept poster for now? I can fill you in on the story details and the idea(s) I had so far.

Jared Meyer
08-13-2008, 04:28 PM
I'm actually in the pre-pre-concept stage. I don't have any photos or design elements because I don't know what my movie's about yet...Any chance you can whip me up a poster from scratch too? :evil:

But seriously...nice work. And very generous of you to offer your services.

Mike Manning
08-13-2008, 04:30 PM
PM me... I'll see what I can do...

Larry Rutledge
08-13-2008, 04:30 PM
I'm actually in the pre-pre-concept stage. I don't have any photos or design elements because I don't know what my movie's about yet...Any chance you can whip me up a poster from scratch too? :evil:
Funny man :) ... but I actually have my story locked and have some concept ideas already.

And yes, very generous to offer your services, definitely appreciated!

Jared Meyer
08-13-2008, 04:34 PM
I gotcha, just being silly :)

Larry Rutledge
08-13-2008, 04:47 PM
I know ...that's why I included the :) in my response. Ok, let's let Mike have his thread back :)

Mike Manning
08-13-2008, 05:12 PM
Yeah! No funny business in here! haha

Marlon Ladd
08-14-2008, 10:14 AM
Mike, your posters are great, man!!!! I've been trying to get better at graphic design myself and it's always cool when you see art and creativity in posters. Coming up with different concepts and original ideas and making them work (and look professional) ain't easy, so I applaud you. I'll be working on my poster this weekend, but if I falter any, I may be hitting you up.

Mike Manning
08-14-2008, 10:58 AM
Mike, your posters are great, man!!!! I've been trying to get better at graphic design myself and it's always cool when you see art and creativity in posters. Coming up with different concepts and original ideas and making them work (and look professional) ain't easy, so I applaud you. I'll be working on my poster this weekend, but if I falter any, I may be hitting you up.

Thank man, I appreciate it. When I first got my hands on Photoshop (probably like 10 years ago) I would cut out screen shots from trailers and pictures online and make my own movie posters. Eventually that turned into a career in graphic design, but when it comes down to it, even today my favorite thing to do graphically is layout one sheets. I look at it like another interpretation of the script, representing as much about the story as you can in one image. But yeah man, feel free to hit me up if you have questions or need help.

Marlon Ladd
08-14-2008, 11:06 AM
10 years?? Whoa! No wonder why you really know what you're doin'. LOL. Trying to represent as much about the story in one image is exactly how I try to approach it too. I will definately hit you up. Once I finish the poster I may run it by you to get your thoughts or advice.

hazelwould
08-14-2008, 11:19 AM
PM sent regarding script critique! :)

Mike Manning
08-14-2008, 12:09 PM
PM sent regarding script critique! :)

Gotcha

Mike Manning
08-14-2008, 04:16 PM
Yo Aaron I just hit you back with a novel! Hope it was helpful!

pauly_the_hitman
08-14-2008, 04:30 PM
Mike,
Wow really nice work I wish I had an eye for art like that. I did my own poster, not the best but it works for now. Any pointers?
Pauly

Mike Manning
08-14-2008, 04:49 PM
Certainly... I'll PM you some suggestions...

Mike Manning
08-14-2008, 04:50 PM
PS... I love how I'm giving out all this advice when the art on my thread is something I found on Deviant. Haha... I'll have my own art up there soon enough!

Kyle Stebbins
08-17-2008, 12:11 PM
I love the mind[medium] website!!!

Marlon Ladd
08-17-2008, 10:19 PM
Okay, finally got 1 poster up. Can you check it out and let me know what you think? U (http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=144275)

Mike Manning
08-18-2008, 04:37 PM
It's interesting. Could use some cleaning up... email me the PSD if you want and I'll touch it up for you...

Marlon Ladd
08-19-2008, 06:33 AM
It's interesting. Could use some cleaning up... email me the PSD if you want and I'll touch it up for you...
Okay, cool, thanks. I'll do that. It'll be later when I get off work though.

Marlon Ladd
08-19-2008, 07:13 AM
Oh, do i need to send the file with layers (cz it's huge and would be over the 10mb allowable email limit)?

Mike Manning
08-19-2008, 09:33 AM
There are a couple options..
You can upload it to whatever server you have your current poster and signature banner on... you can use YouSendIt.com to email it to me...or you can use my ftp server and upload it directly to me. PM me if you want to FTP it, and I'll give you the login and password...

Marlon Ladd
08-19-2008, 11:20 AM
Okay, I'll try yousendit.com first and if no go then I'll FTP it.

Mike Manning
08-21-2008, 12:48 AM
UPDATE: Check out the posters I've done so far!

...but when will he do his own film's poster? Haha!

Mike Manning
08-24-2008, 12:40 AM
Finally got my own poster done. It's 1 of 2... the second poster will feature the girl in a similar fashion. Check it out... http://beginningmiddleend.com/twilight/images/arthur_one_sheet.jpg

Mike Manning
08-26-2008, 06:03 PM
Anyone else in need of poster-work/script input? I need something to do at work!

King Cole
08-31-2008, 11:10 PM
I may need a poster. Got lots of stills.

Mike Manning
09-01-2008, 09:28 AM
I may need a poster. Got lots of stills.

PM me with all the info...

Mike Manning
09-14-2008, 08:12 PM
here's another... Barn Dance!

http://beginningmiddleend.com/twilight/images/barn_dance.jpg

John LaBonney
09-15-2008, 02:32 PM
Thanks for the poster Mike! It's awesome!