William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
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William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
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William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
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William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
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William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
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William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
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Romeo and Juliet Posters: Created in Adobe Photoshop CC. 2015. Two standalone posters, able to be separated, but give the same information and meaning
Romeo and Juliet Posters: Created in Adobe Photoshop CC. 2015. Two standalone posters, able to be separated, but give the same information and meaning
Movie Poster Design -  After completing three thematic narratives for a movie with the same title, posters were created to represent each film. My film was "Hell is a Lonely Place."

Hell is a busy place. There’s torture to be planned, punishments that need seen to, and sometimes logistics can be a nightmare. Finding the space for all the new arrivals, coordinating their destinations, and ensuring there are enough demons to run things smoothly is a difficult job. But, that’s what Lucifer does. He’s good at it and Hell has been running at peak efficiency for centuries.
But, at the end of the day, after guaranteeing billions of souls are adequately punished for their misdeeds, a devil wants to come home to someone who understands him, someone who cares. Is it really that hard to find a great woman in Hell?

This film will focus on the comedic misfortunes of the Devil attempting to find love in Hell. He wants to settle down and have a stable, reliable relationship. He tries everything, Tinder, eHARMony, and eventually turns to his friends and a matchmaker to help him find that one special person.  The film will follow all of the experiences we have seen in movies or experienced ourselves in the dating scene topside, on earth. We consider dating hell in some cases, but think about dating in hell. It is a completely different premise! We also use the term, “I had a date from Hell.” This film will explore that literally. 
Movie Poster Design -  After completing three thematic narratives for a movie with the same title, posters were created to represent each film. My film was "Hell is a Lonely Place."  This is film noire. 
 
Nick Liberetto is an old-fashion detective, a gumshoe. He believes the police force should serve and protect; that they should be pillars of society, leading by shining moral example.
But, this is 2115. Genetic modification has created a society of superheroes, but no one thinks they are super, and they certainly aren’t heroes. Genetic modification is the norm. Partners are chosen with careful consideration, and children born with unique capabilities. After birth, further chemical alterations allow individuals to cultivate their talents. The results are not always desirable or successful. A clear societal construct emerged, with the elite and masterful controlling society, while the degenerates and deranged wreak havoc. Lost in between are those who have never been genetically modified, or those who lost the genetic lottery.
Liberetto is part of the lower class, whose family never partook in gene modification. His family has been part of the solid blue line, heroes that stopped crime before invincibility was the norm. They shed their blood in the protection of New York City, died in the service of it’s citizens.
Liberetto is proud of his family’s heritage, and feels his lack of superpowers is his most human trait. Scientists have proven the corruption of morality and abuse of power or substances link directly with gene alteration. If you can’t die, what stops you from risky, dangerous behavior?
Liberetto is very much alone in his views. He is a small time cop in Hell’s Kitchen, trying to clean up a corrupt police force that polices a corrupt society.
 
The film will follow his noble pursuits, but in the end, how do you fight a society of genetically altered super humans? The film will not have a happy ending. The audience will be left to ponder: is it worth losing part of your humanity to become a “better” human if you are corrupt? Similarly, is it worth losing your life to reject the things you cannot change? Society has moved forward, can one man afford to cling to a forgotten way of life?

Movie Poster Design -  After completing three thematic narratives for a movie with the same title, posters were created to represent each film. My film was "Hell is a Lonely Place."  This is a Rockumentary. 
Success at the end is not fame and fortune, but the experience of being clean and still being able to have a career in music
 
Follows the life of glam rocker Hawk Jefferies, an English bloke noted for his flamboyant lifestyle and high tenor voice. Jefferies formed his band, Ticket to Hell, as a tribute to glam and heavy metal.
 
The movie will follow the formative years of Jefferies’ life, including a troubled family life wrought with addiction and abuse. Music was Jefferies’ escape, and the band’s break seems to be a ticket away from the hell he grew up in.
 
The film will trace the meteoric rise of the band and the early fun the young rock stars enjoyed. However, it quickly fades as the money earned quickly disappears up Jefferies’ nose. What had once been occasional drug usage turns into a habit that destroys the band and sucks up all the profit from the band.
 
At a painful crossroads, the band parts ways, with Jefferies at rock bottom: alone, homeless, and scrounging for a hit on the streets and back alleys of London.
Through the kindness of a stranger, Jefferies finds himself in rehab, using music as therapy. Soon, he is wailing again in front of his support groups, and performing provides him with a high drugs never could.
 
The audience is pulled through his painful struggle to understand who he is and accept the pain that made him turn to drugs, as well as his pleas to his former band mates. What started as a simple reunion pulled together 10 years later by a new glam rock band starts talk of creating a new album, which turns into 2 albums and a world tour.
 
The main focus of the movie will be two separate hells: What Jefferies’ endured as a child, and the isolation he endures when his drug abuse forces everyone to abandon him. The back-story, their rise in popularity, and his recovery are also important, but his usage and journey to recovery are the focus. The audience has to truly feel the pain, loneliness, anger, resentment, and self-loathing Jefferies endured. The success of the band lasts only 18 months. The 8 years that follow are the focus of the story.
 
 
Experience: It is not a feel good movie. The audience will watch with the impending feeling of doom. You know the bridge is out, but the driver keeps barreling straight for it. Jefferies has talent, he attains success, but he squanders it. He ruins not only his career but those of his band mates’ as well. However, the audience cannot hate Jefferies. There will be an undertone of sympathy because his childhood was filled with abuse and neglect. It will be clear he is attempting to fill in empty spaces with drugs and interactions with people who seem to care.
In recovery, the focus will be on the amount of pain and self-loathing he has to overcome, and in learning to live without chemical alteration.
 
The band does not get back together once Jefferies leaves rehab – in fact, they are only reunited through another band who “grew up” with them.  They were influential in the development of a current successful band, and an anniversary release of their hit track from the first album is what brings everyone back together.
 
There is no real happy ending where things are tied in a neat bow. The movie looks at loneliness, isolation, and dependency. 
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Poster Design - Various posters completed during my education at Full Sail University. Each poster had a specific goal: from illustrating a theme Read More

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