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Create a movie poster that effectively advertises the film adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

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Creating a Movie Poster
Student Guide

Purpose:

Create a movie poster that effectively advertises the film adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll

and Mr. Hyde.

Summary:

In this assignment, you will create a movie poster for the film adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr.

Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The movie poster should create an appropriate mood. It should incorporate

elements of design that reflect the genre, plot, and theme. Think about important characters and

scenes when illustrating your poster. Your poster should include text elements such as taglines or

quotations. The project is worth 100 points.

Assignment Prompt:

Create a movie poster that effectively advertises the film adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll

and Mr. Hyde.

Assignment Instructions

Step 1: Identify elements to include in your poster.

a) Recall the purposes of an advertisement, and think about examples of movie posters.

b) Consider the elements of a movie poster, such as images of important scenes, notable

characters, and taglines.

c) Decide on what aspects of the genre, plot, and theme to include on the poster.

Step 2: Create an appropriate mood.

a) Identify the genre of the story and its most important features.

b) Determine how plot events, characters, or themes can reflect the genre.

c) Choose elements of design that reflect key aspects of the story and its genre.

Step 3: Use text effectively.

a) Brainstorm key words to include in a tagline.

b) Determine an effective tone for a tagline.

c) Write a concise tagline that uses key words and reflects the tone.

d) Think about how to incorporate quotations from the text on the poster.

Student Guide (continued)

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Step 4: Create your movie poster.

a) Use images that reflect the story and grab the viewer’s attention.

b) Include other elements of design that set an appropriate mood, such as color and font.

c) Include a tagline and/or a quotation from the text.

d) Remember to save your work as you go.

Step 5: Evaluate your movie poster using the checklist.

If you can answer “yes” to each question, you are ready to submit your movie poster.

□ Does your movie poster contain elements that reflect genre, plot, and theme?

□ Does your movie poster accurately portray characters or scenes?

□ Does your movie poster create a mood that is appropriate for the story?

□ Does your movie poster incorporate concise taglines or relevant quotations?

□ Does your movie poster have a persuasive appeal?

Step 6: Revise and submit your movie poster file.

a) If your work does not meet all of the requirements on the checklist, revise it.

b) Once you have completed your movie poster, you will save your file. (Ask your teacher for

help.)

c) Return to the Virtual Classroom and use the “Browse for file” option to locate and submit your

assignment. Congratulations on completing your assignment!

d) Ask your teacher for further instructions about printing and presenting your work to an

audience.