Recreation of The Truman Show movie poster.
The Truman Show has always been one of my favorite movies. It’s one of those movies I can watch over and over and never get tired of it. To begin my recreation, I knew I had to take a self portrait. I took out my tripod and turned on my self timer. I rushed to a chair and took this quick headshot inside my apartment with an external flash. I then begged my roommate to allow me to take a photo of her back to act as the director. Unsplash helped me to find the perfect sky for the background.
With all my assets prepped, I took to Photoshop and Illustrator where I began molding the template of the poster. By using the original photo as a reference, I started by placing the black circles on the top and bottom. I added the photos one by one and used the reflect and transparency tools for the reflection on the ground. To create the lines on the TV screens, I created horizontal lines with a bit of Gaussian blur.
Since the chair in the photograph was not to my liking, I ended up creating a black vector shape in place of the chair.
Little by little, every asset began to look closer and closer to the original poster until I was able to create the finalized poster for The Truman Show.