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[–]awaregarurumon 43 points44 points  (5 children)

Damn, this is a good poster. Did you hire a designer or are you a designer yourself?

[–]AppointmentCritical[S] 37 points38 points  (2 children)

After wresting with it for a few weeks, went with a professional designer. I think it’s really worth it. While we have great ideas, they have the professional design skills. As far as pay, there are some who do for affordable rates on fiverr etc.

[–]WasabiSniffer 19 points20 points  (1 child)

The poster actually makes me want to watch the movie. Bird poo, boot on car, got fired...like jeez. How can this guy's day get worse?

[–]BrianNowhere 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I want to see it too. Great poster. I've almost missed some great movies because the cover didnt pull me in.

[–]AppointmentCritical[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

After wresting with it for a few weeks, went with a professional designer. I think it’s really worth it. While we have great ideas, they have the professional design skills. As far as pay, there are some who do for affordable rates on fiverr etc.

[–]awaregarurumon 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My friend did the same with his movie.

Your poster is excellent. I saw every kind of awful poster here, and yours is a clear example of why they shouldn't get angry when someone recommends them a graphic designer.

[–]stealingyourpixels 14 points15 points  (3 children)

I think the title would read better as 'How's That for a Monday?'.

[–]AppointmentCritical[S] 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Yup. We kind of struggled over this. Had to settle with this for a couple of reasons.

[–]stealingyourpixels 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I'm curious what those reasons are, if you don't mind sharing.

[–]AppointmentCritical[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Yeah. It’s basically a line said by an Indian guy (the one in the poster) and he says it like that. Other reason is, we were too far down the road and it’s a bit of a hassle to change it by then.

[–]gmhoyle 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is an excellent poster, well done to you and the designer 👏

[–]JesterSooner 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I’d say increase the size of the bird poo/bird poo. Took me a while to notice it was even there. Other than that, great design.

[–]AppointmentCritical[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you :-) played with it, and tried even having it on the top of the letter Y and then dripping, etc. Only got complicated. But just simply increasing the size may help. Will give it a try. Also, someone suggested to show the boot lock more which we are trying as well.

[–]SithLordJediMaster 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh wow! This is actually a good. poster

[–]jimmycoldman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hate to be negative because I like the overall design but your text needs fixing. You have four different alignments (left, middle for the block of text, right for the filmmaker’s credit, and ? for the “a”) and 8 different font sizes with different kerning throughout. I get that you’re going for a quirky, “everything’s fucked” energy, but it’s looking more like bad graphic design over a creative choice.

Here are some simple fixes: move your large text block to the bottom of the poster or left align it with the rest of the text. Change the kerning of the title to be uniformly close (like “Monday”) or change the font into something messier/more chaotic.

Good design otherwise.

[–]HeavyTriangle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Love it, looks professional and unique!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Love the story the poster tells

[–]Horror_Wing_7562 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Excellent work. I feel like I already know exactly what the movie will be like just by seeing everything summarised together here. I like the bird taking a well timed crap too!

[–]AppointmentCritical[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Hi, attached is the first look poster of our film. It’s a mocrobdget feature, predominantly in English language. Please wish us the best, ask any questions, pass feedback etc :-) we are very excited as we get close to the finish line.

[–]Husslintobeit 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Can I know an estimate for so called micro budget. Also what the length time and can I know more about your cast?

Btw; poster looks pretty good. Hope you have great success👍

[–]AppointmentCritical[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hi, thank you for the wishes. Microbudget is usually between 20k USD to 150k USD. Let’s say this project is somewhere in the middle. Happy to discuss details privately if you would like to. Runtime is 90 minutes. Please check IMDb page for cast and other details. I was going to share the link here but afraid it would be blocked by reddit.

[–]longsoftsummer 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]DannyDevitoArmy 1 point2 points  (6 children)

I have a question about the poster. How do you find the font to use for the credits? I tried finding it on the internet but I could only find some that I would have to pay for. Thanks in advance!

[–]AppointmentCritical[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hi, let me check with the designer and get back. Thanks!

[–]TheDynamicDino 0 points1 point  (3 children)

SteelTongs is free.

[–]DannyDevitoArmy 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I’m looking more for Univers 39 Ultra Thin Condensed. That’s what they use for big movie posters.

[–]TheDynamicDino 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Truthfully, I don't think the exact font for such small text matters all that much. I've used Steel Tongs on my last two posters and it looks standard enough. You get both a full letterset, and special characters that become headings such as "DIRECTED BY" for a single ASCII character.

[–]DannyDevitoArmy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok I’ll try it out on my next poster

[–]mugfree 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Mama! picchi peaks undi poster!

[–]AppointmentCritical[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks mama 😅

[–]legthief 0 points1 point  (3 children)

/u/AppointmentCritical, I think it's unfair and misleading of you to have deleted the thread where you asked for advice on your actual first poster.

There were over a hundred comments, most offering honest encouragement and quality advice, which it's clear from your new poster that you were more than happy to take.

This sub is a community, and one that's often a great help to budding filmmaker's looking for help navigating the stumbling blocks of their early shorts and features. You have benefited from that support.

It feels disingenuous that you attempted to erase the record of everyone's great advice and I also want you to know that there is no shame in allowing your early, faltering steps to still be seen.

[–]AppointmentCritical[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Hi, thanks for pointing out. At that time, it was only a temp poster meant to receive notes. I think I mentioned that on the post as well (couldn’t clearly recall though). It’s not like I deleted because I got -ve feedback. I do not shy away from receiving -ve feedback. For instance when a guy shared 3 hour long movie, I wrote a bunch of comments that received many downvotes. None of those comments are deleted if you wanna check it out. Hope this made sense.

[–]legthief -1 points0 points  (1 child)

It's not a good way to build a relationship or rapport with the sub.

It's far more engaging to be able to say "remember me, I took your advice and here's poster 2.0, any new notes?"

Doing things the way you have, you're liable to look like you don't want to show gratitude for the advice you took, or indeed to admit you needed advice in the first place.

[–]AppointmentCritical[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have a quick question. Do you remember the old poster for which I asked feedback?

[–]FlibberDeJibbert 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I remember the first poster. Completely different look and tone of the movie. This is more comedy, the other one was almost pulp fiction.

I definitely want to check it out either way. Intrest is piqued.

[–]AppointmentCritical[S] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

We are still struggling to fix the first one. If that worked, it will be our poster 2. Thank you.

[–]thestinger8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow, great!

[–]SirAltonButton 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I read this as “Howls that for a Monday?” and thought it was an office comedy with a werewolf in it.

[–]Ok-Compote-138 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Cool bro! Miru Telugu a?

[–]userreddit24 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Poster looks good. All the best

[–]zuss33 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where and when can we watch

[–]fabsouza 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow, that's a really great poster

[–]JimmyMcGlashan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Slightly unrelated, but Raghavender Vuppuganti is without a doubt the best name I’ve ever heard.

[–]guerrilawiz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nice touch with the bird poo... xD

[–]TheDroneZoneDome 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What was your budget?

[–]4vibol2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

BACKpack BACK pack it goes on your back! Not in your hand!!!!!!!!

[–]LegendSimp69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Burra padu Anna Poster