Can you please help us to make an awesome movie poster for our documentary series? :)
My name is Christopher, and I am writing you from the Fellowship for Intentional Communities, a non-profit organization that for 30 years has helped people to learn about, build, and join sustainable communities around the world.
Our original designer just bailed on us! We need compelling graphics fast for an online documentary series we will be fundraising for starting next week.
About the Series:
The web series (and hopefully a film later on) will visit communities around the United States and Canada, showcasing groups who are setting extraordinary examples of cooperation.
It will connect more broadly to how people and the planet are interconnected. And eventually, if we are successful, we would also like to visit communities around the world. This is why we are calling the documentary series and possible film, "Planet Community."
To learn more about the series/film concept, please see here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/…sp=sharing
Movie Poster Concept:
The concept envisioned thus far is attached as a very basic mockup.
It is inspired by the original title and general concept of the film, a 'spotlight on communities.' It is supposed to show a spotlight on a map of communities in North America.
Some of the communities should be exaggerated on the map so that some of their main features pop out, larger than life, like how a tourist map looks. Some of the natural features of the continent could be accentuated as well, such as mountain ranges and trees.
The community that has the spotlight of focus on it would be exceptionally magnified, almost glowing as an example in focus.
To emphasize connection between communities, it would be cool if there was some subtle networking shown between some or many of them. As if they were each nodes in a growing network, similar to how a group of neurons or mycelium are networked.
1) A spotlight beam that we liked (it should look a lot less like a rainbow though!)
2) Examples of a brilliant looking globe that looks 3 dimensional and is lit up beautifully. If we could see something resembling that focused on North America, that would be amazing.
3) An example of a glowing mycelium or neural network, which may inspire how the communities could look subtly energetically connected.
4) Examples of the exaggerated features of a good tourist map. The idea is to show communities standing out, so some would have solar panels or wind turbines, greenhouses, fruit trees, gardens, and chickens at some, bicycles, a fire burning, naturally built houses, etc.
5) Covers for our recently developed series of books called Wisdom of Communities. For reference you can see the various elements of communities that are magnified to stand out on these maps.
I will also provide the covers for our most recent book series, Wisdom of Communities, which show a lot of these different features in different types of communities. Could be great reference for what makes it into some of the communities that are magnified.
It doesn't matter where exactly the communities that are shown are located on the map. It is just to convey a concept, not to be an actual map of all the communities or the ones we'll visit.
For a point of reference on the map, here is the online map of all of the communities: https://www.ic.org/directory/maps/
To see more about the Fellowship for Intentional Community see: http://www.ic.org/About
Varying the Theme:
Of course we are open to varying aspects of this theme, or switching to a completely new concept for it if you've got something in mind. However, just given this incredibly short time span we're up against, and the rather straightforward concept to demonstrate the series theme that I know the organization would like, it might be best to stick with something like it!
It has to be clear in full resolution at full movie poster size, which is 27 inches X 41 inches, and also at DVD cover size, which is about 7.28 inches X 4.94 inches.
Our deadline for this graphic is by the end of the work day on this Monday, June 18.
Could you possibly do it in this amount of time? Or how soon could you put this together?
Our budget for this, as a nonprofit, is only about $200. We'd like to be really close to that.
If this poster/cover turns out well, we would next like to hire you for more graphic work!
Let me know if you can do it, and if you have any questions for clarification or ideas!
If you can confirm your understanding for the project needs, the budget and timeline, and share a few examples of your best posters, book covers, and/or band fliers, that'd be great.
Thank you so much for your help!