Movie Poster

Recreation of The Truman Show movie poster.

The Truman Show

The Truman Show

Juleen Mathias self portraitmovie poster director photo

Angel Origgi Unsplash hill under white clouds during daytime photo

Photo by Angel Origgi

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.