Creative Mondays 195 – Cinema App

 

Everest Cinema App 1

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

Paul Nechita’s Daily UI project has been an inspiration recently, leading to my own Movie Card designs and now a Cinema App concept. I quite like the idea of downloading my favourite cinema app onto my desktop and being notified when a new film is released. Simply opening the app and booking the film right then and there and never having to miss your favourite films!

I played around with a couple of designs, so let me know what you think. Would you like to have a Cinema App on your phone, tablet or desktop?

Legend Cinema App 1

Inside Out Cinema App 1

Everest Cinema App 2

Legend Cinema App 2

Inside Out Cinema App 2

Creative Mondays 190 – Movie Cards

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

Films are a huge passion of mine. Love watching them, discussing them and should really think about making one myself. Whenever I see any design work related to the film industry I immediately take notice and whilst browsing Dribbble I found a great post by Paul Nechita. He started a ‘Daily UI Elements’ project and on day 49 he created an example of a Movie Card that I thought I’d like to try my hand at.

I picked a few films that were on my radar and decided to try three slight variations of the same design. I find this type of work useful as a digital sketchbook so that I can look back over potential good or bad ideas and use elements in future projects.

Source Code Poster

Saw Duncan Jones’ Source Code a while back and quite enjoyed the film (big fan of his first film Moon). He brings an intelligence to popular science fiction stories without having to go over the top and while there’s plenty of special effects in his films they’re not always dictating what happens next.

I was inspired by the various posters created by others and wanted to attempt a version myself. A lot of the other versions were very detailed so I wanted to create a minimalistic ‘teaser style’ poster for the film that would draw the viewer in but not give any information away. Immediately the visual of the train tracks stuck in my mind with both being parallel to each other and one abruptly ending.

I really enjoyed creating this style of work and it helps clear the clutter in my brain with a simplistic design once in a while!

10 Amazing Sci-Fi Space Film Posters

Films are a hugely important inspiration piece for me as I’m an avid film watcher and have always wanted to try my hand at film-making myself. But what’s often forgotten are the posters that accompany the films. These along with their respective trailers are what draw an audience, what captures the eye and builds the interest.

I wanted to be able to focus on particular genres/categories each week so starting today I present to you some of my favourite sci-fi outer space posters!

 

Sunshine - Not a critically acclaimed film by any means but I love the sense of heat and solitude that this poster provides.

 

Alien - 1979: A classic take on the simplistic yet unknown alien threat. Brilliant design can come from a minimal idea.
Alien – 1979: A classic take on the simplistic yet unknown alien threat. Brilliant design can come from a minimal idea.

 

Aliens - 1986: The classic 80s style illustration poster beautifully capturing a climactic point in the film.
Aliens – 1986: The classic 80’s style illustration poster beautifully capturing a climactic point in the film. Also wanted to note the contrasting styles of the first and second film and how they relate to the actual styles of filmaking in both. Alien being a very cold mysterious thriller while Aliens a gung-ho action flick.

 

2001 A Space Odyssey - 1968: A classic poster for a classic film. Why not show off some of your best visuals on the poster, after all the film was made pre Star Wars special effects and its just one of the reasons to get you interested in seeing this film.
2001 A Space Odyssey – 1968: A classic poster for a classic film. Why not show off some of your best visuals on the poster, after all the film was made pre Star Wars special effects and its just one of the reasons to get you interested in seeing this film.

 

Star Trek: The Motion Picture - 1979: I'm not the biggest Star Trek fan out there but some of the artwork for the earlier films are stunning. Unfortunately they seemed to get cheesier and more made for TV as they went on.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture – 1979: I’m not the biggest Star Trek fan out there but some of the artwork for the earlier films are stunning. Unfortunately they seemed to get cheesier and more ‘made for TV’ as they went on.

 

Moon - 2009: Ok I cheated a little, havent even seen this film yet. In fact it isn't even OUT yet.
Moon – 2009: Okay I cheated a little, haven’t even seen this film yet. In fact it isn’t even out yet!

 

Zathura Poster
Zathura – 2005: Space isn’t all gloom and doom as advertised in Zathuras bright, colourful imagery and kids that just want to explore!

 

Apollo 13 - 1995: They say an image speaks a thousand words. Tom Hanks aptly proves this point in Ron Howard's gripping space flick about the failed mission to the moon.
Apollo 13 – 1995: They say an image speaks a thousand words. Tom Hanks aptly proves this point in Ron Howards gripping space flick about the failed mission to the moon.

 

Forbidden Planet - 1956: I should really have added more than just one of these from the classic days of space horror, but this is one of my favourites.
Forbidden Planet – 1956: I should really have added more than just one of these from the classic days of space horror, but this is one of my favourites.

 

The Empire Strikes Back - 1980: I had to put a Star Wars film in here somewhere but I was just not sure which one as there's a ton of decent artwork.
The Empire Strikes Back – 1980: I had to put a Star Wars film in here somewhere but I was just not sure which one as there are so many to choose from!

So there ya go, and thats just a small handful of posters. I’m sure I’ve missed out quite a few, what others would you recommend?

– Jason