Hey guys, wanted to ask for some help. Gotta do an 8 panel brochure for a movie for a school assignment. I've never heard of a brochure for a movie, got no idea what sort of structure this thing should have. Has anyone seen one of these things before? My google-fu skills sucks.
go to the cinema (especially arthouse ones rather than the mainstream multiplexes) - on the counter there will be lots of A5 flyers. Most of them will be just that - with the key art on the front and the synopsis and a few quotes on the back with a couple of shots of the cast and maybe a 'coming soon' thing. You can get a bit more creative (but usually the budget means you can't).
Here are couple that follow the same layout ideas - they were for the same distributor and he liked to follow the same style.
I don't know how 'real world' you need to get but the OFLC logos have to be there and have to be that size and that colour. Which is a little design hurdle for you.
Roll fold opens to:
Just matching (or continuous) image and text.
4 panel view.
It can be a bit tricky sometimes to figure out what page goes where so this is the back view of the same files and I'm sure you can work it out.
These aren't the only way you can do it by any means (and they ain't that good, I know) but it's a real world example for you to go on.
Actually, I have another question. What sort of paper do you print on if you're only doing one print- since a 4 panel A5 brochure won't fit on an A3- and last project I had the digital printers I went to (I asked Kwik Copy/A printer in Glen Waverley/Dinkums) specified they couldn't print both sides on anything larger than an A3.
And sure Dave, purely masculine. I'm down with bromances.
In the real world, these sorts of things are printed on an A2 size (or larger) offset press. For small runs, they're run digitally on a laserjet printer. The largest laserjet you'll come across in the average print shop is SRA3. Anything larger moves to the realm of large-format inkjet. Unfortunately most stock is roll fed and only coated on one side hence the single sided limitation.
Perhaps you could try and find a sign shop or large-format printer who has a sheet-fed large format printer like an Epson Pro Stylus or HP Design-Jet. Alternatively, flatbed printing like an Oce Arizona would be able to print large-format double sided, but you'd be paying a set up fee plus resolution is lower.
However it is just an assignment, if it were me, I'd see if I could get away with just taping two sheets together. It's just a mock-up after all.
Jem- I can do A6 definitely! I think I'll follow through on doing that then.
And true stuffee, I'm a bit of a perfectionist and even as a student try and keep close to what it would be like for me in the real world- but in the real world I'd be printing offset since it would be a 1000+ run. I'll check out the sheet-fed large format printer, I think that'll benefit me simply to know for now and project in the future. Thanks guys.