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Isaac_Brody
02-18-2007, 08:15 PM
I've been looking for information on what the standard size is for creating movie posters in Photoshop. Anybody know?

Thanks. :beer:

Jared Meyer
02-18-2007, 09:41 PM
I found this post by GageFX to be pretty helpful - maybe it'll give ya what you need.
http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showpost.php?p=806539&postcount=10

antomic
03-02-2007, 09:36 AM
sorry for the delayed response issac.

the standard trim size for a domestic (inside the USA) one sheet is 27"x40" at trim.

i build all my posters at this size with at least an inch of bleed on all four sides at 150dpi. this gives you a 6000 pixel tall image, which in turn is enough resolution to print just about any thing at any size, including billboards, bus shelters, and even the side of a building. that's because the larger the final artwork, the further the viewing distance will be.

but do yourself a huge favor and keep all of your type inside a 23"x37" 'safety' so if the poster gets put in a frame, the information isn't crowded near the edges.

here is an example of something i did years ago at poster size being used on a building:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/49/106319908_9144316e24_m.jpg

hope that helps.

jeremytuttle
03-02-2007, 09:48 AM
the standard trim size for a domestic (inside the USA) one sheet is 27"x40" at trim.


Thanks for the info, I've wondered this myself.

I just want to clarify though, do you start the image at 29"x42" and the inch bleed is cut off to a final "trim" size of 27"x40"? And if not 29"x42" what would you start with?

Thanks.

Zak Forsman
03-02-2007, 07:19 PM
a friend of mine is a profesional at this -- she worked on the Lord of The Rings campiagn when she was at The Ant Farm (http://www.theantfarm.net/). anyway, she works on a 20"x13.5" document at 300dpi. which is moreorless the same as Antomic's full size at 150dpi.

plainman007
03-19-2007, 01:23 PM
I love the fish image on the building. LOL. Nice blue. Is that from a movie ?

Erik Olson
03-19-2007, 01:52 PM
Yeah, it's from JAWS.

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Zak Forsman
03-19-2007, 02:16 PM
no, that's the new Haliburton logo for their Dubai HQ.

QQworld
03-21-2007, 08:26 AM
Umm the giant shark?

It's from Finding Nemo. You can even see the "finding" almost written in , and naturally the Ne from Nemo.

Zak Forsman
03-21-2007, 09:17 AM
http://funfreepages.com/albums/classic/captain_obvious.jpg

QQworld
03-21-2007, 02:23 PM
:< haha

couldn't tell if it was sarcasm or not...

RyanT
03-21-2007, 03:05 PM
I've been wondering this for ages, and I guess now is the time to ask.

What the heck kinda font do they usually use on movie posters? Is it just whatever font they like then it's squeezed in to get that tall look?

Zak Forsman
03-21-2007, 03:29 PM
a friend of mine is a poster designer (lord of the rings, etc) and according to her there is no real standard. but the most commonly used font the credit block is "Univers 39 Thin Ultra Condensed". and that's what i used in mine. the difference being that most posters use all caps and I used lowercase for the attributes.

http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/8752/heartposterrevtp1.jpg

RyanT
03-21-2007, 07:57 PM
Good to know, thanks a lot.

kai
03-22-2007, 08:32 AM
Here's an early incomplete version of one i'm working on now.
http://www.kylestauffer.com/dvx/chops_onesheet_web.jpg

saturnin
03-23-2007, 02:21 PM
any links to the fonts? i really like yours kai wut font?

antomic
03-25-2007, 01:19 PM
a friend of mine is a profesional at this -- she worked on the Lord of The Rings campiagn when she was at The Ant Farm (http://www.theantfarm.net/). anyway, she works on a 20"x13.5" document at 300dpi. which is moreorless the same as Antomic's full size at 150dpi.

that is correct Zak. most designers work half size at twice the resoultion.

and in the case of your friend at the Ant Farm, i probably finished her design, as my studio did all the final art for all three LOTR movies.

and to answer an earlier question, i mostly build 29x42 and then it gets trimmed to 27x40. that is correct. however in some cases when i know the artwork will be repurposed for outdoor use, i will build in more bleed to make sure arms or heads dont get cut off in case they want to use the whole image in a billboard, etc.

one client even asked for 50" square. quite a bit of overkill, but if they're payin' i'm doin'

antomic
03-25-2007, 01:21 PM
here is one i finished that was designed at the ant farm by a friend of mine.

http://www.impawards.com/2003/posters/lord_of_the_rings_the_return_of_the_king.jpg

antomic
03-25-2007, 01:24 PM
not sure if the ant farm designed this, but here is another that one studio started to finish, then new line gave to us to complete.

http://media.outnow.ch/Movies/Images/2003/LordOfTheRings3/poster.jpg

this appears to be showing the full bleed (more than the 27x40 trim)

Zak Forsman
03-25-2007, 01:43 PM
who is your friend? i was at the ant farm during the LOTR campaign.

antomic
03-25-2007, 07:31 PM
i sent you a PM

Prodigi Pictures
03-27-2007, 01:31 PM
I've uploaded four posters for my short motion picture, Saturday Night Special.

You can see them by clicking on the link below.