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    "Illegal Aliens Attack!" is shortfilm made for an ILM contest and played at festivals world wide including the Sacrament International Film Festi… Read More
    "Illegal Aliens Attack!" is shortfilm made for an ILM contest and played at festivals world wide including the Sacrament International Film Festival. I've selected a few pieces of promotional material that I created for the festival packaging, including the DVD cover, sleeve, and movie poster. All material was created by Anthony Shafer except where noted. Read Less
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Illegal Aliens Attack, from BlueTale Entertainment was a 5 minute shortfilm that won several awards at filmfestivals around the world.  Below is the poster and history as well as DVD material.

Everything is designed by Anthony Shafer, unless otherwise noted.
Full DVD cover layout
First pass in laying out the poster and color scheme. Certain elements worked instantly, like the capital abduction and composition.  I had not settled on typography nor copy yet, however it did help solve the general problems with the two original designs as I began to feel a comic-book pulp aesthetic emerge.

Photoshop
DVD Menu Animation

Music by Terry Huntington.
Menus edited and animated in Final Cut Studio Pro 4 ( DVD Pro) by Anthony Shafer
Original poster concept by storyboard artist Ivan Odeskar.  From this point, I refined the layout ideas into the final movie poster, DVD sleeve and DVD print.

The second concept from Ivan Odeskar, a storyboard artist on the film.  For the final poster, I borrowed the capital elements directly from this image.

Cover Inspirations - Classic 40's and 50's B-movie posters found on the internet.
Honing and nailing the colors, texture and artwork.

Photoshop