Movie Poster Expert Explains Color Schemes | Vanity Fair

  • Am 11 Mär 2019 veröffentlicht
  • James Verdesoto, the movie poster artist behind iconic posters such as Pulp Fiction, Ocean's Eleven, Girl, Interrupted, and Training Day, explains how color schemes are used in movie posters.
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  • Nozin Around-CJLO
    Nozin Around-CJLO Vor 13 Minuten

    Nothing in what he says is new here and not at all the exclusive knowledge of designers. "This line guides the eye" well yeah fam, we see it.

  • original songs by jonathan lewis

    Wtf is a movie poster expert. Ffs

  • bensilicate
    bensilicate Vor 3 Stunden

    For each color, the argument is either missing or absurd. Red is used for comedy : why ? Yellow is used because it's cheap? Come on !

  • Paul Mampilly
    Paul Mampilly Vor 12 Stunden

    What is the music they use when they go through each poster topic?

  • Adrian Gomez
    Adrian Gomez Vor Tag

    This just made me sad.

  • Abril
    Abril Vor Tag

    Just the best video on youtube

  • AC
    AC Vor Tag

    I hate the pings and dings in the background music! I couldn't even finish this video!

    MCVE III Vor Tag

    lets see him deconstruct dank memes

  • Emily!
    Emily! Vor Tag

    Even just with these outlines I cannot believe how good at sketching this guy is

  • Sofia Fialho
    Sofia Fialho Vor Tag

    What means if u use all the colors?🤔

  • Steve Deasy
    Steve Deasy Vor Tag

    Vanity Fair - You allow too many commercials for your vids and I won't watch them anymore.

  • octiopi
    octiopi Vor Tag

    I thought the thumbnail was Marc Maron

  • Steve Sisko
    Steve Sisko Vor Tag

    Is he implying yellow ink is cheaper therefore used on lower budget productions for posters? Come on, man

  • Brandon Luck
    Brandon Luck Vor Tag

    Wish there were some horror movie posters in there

  • a a
    a a Vor Tag

    the science of mediocrity

  • R P
    R P Vor 2 Tage

    The lack of creativity in Movie Posters is just "AHHHHH".

  • Tiana Pi Tesr
    Tiana Pi Tesr Vor 2 Tage

    I don't appreciate bad photography! It tells me which film is not worth my money!

  • Robert L
    Robert L Vor 2 Tage +4

    So not only does Hollywood like cranking out similar movies, they also like cranking out similar movie posters.

  • DanaJamesJones
    DanaJamesJones Vor 2 Tage

    Yeah I didn’t learn anything new.

  • Per Molin
    Per Molin Vor 3 Tage

    Bass level: Infinite.

  • Samuel Flores Sanchez

    in "The Force Awakens" what it is really noticeable, more than the use of secondary colors, is the split. Colds and warms are used to show the confrontation of the two factions. Thank you for these videos!

  • yeontan stan
    yeontan stan Vor 4 Tage

    what pen is he using

  • Mike Rigby
    Mike Rigby Vor 4 Tage +5

    This video seems like all the important information was edited out.

  • Hi & Hello
    Hi & Hello Vor 4 Tage +10

    I can get over how amazing that marker is; it looks so... juicy?

  • Daniel Sá
    Daniel Sá Vor 5 Tage

    That’s why modern movie posters sucks. They all follow a formula. In other hand we do have the always beautiful arts in Criterion Collection.

  • Film Buff
    Film Buff Vor 5 Tage

    Oh, I wish he would draw outline of each face and background, color them separately and just forget about the topic! That would be so weirdly awesome👌👼

  • superduperjoi
    superduperjoi Vor 5 Tage

    Hey I love john grisham

  • Izza Molina
    Izza Molina Vor 11 Tage +1

    I wish next time they can list unconventional movie posters and his personal favorites as an expert

  • Wolfferoni
    Wolfferoni Vor 11 Tage +1

    This is fascinating. Graphic design in general is fascinating.

  • sweiland75
    sweiland75 Vor 18 Tage

    I only clicked on this because I saw the poster for Everything is Illuminated.

  • soapwad
    soapwad Vor 18 Tage

    How does one manage to get this job

  • Keith Petrino
    Keith Petrino Vor 20 Tage

    I know what you're all thinking, but don't worry--they did let him keep the silver marker.

  • Gle Cas
    Gle Cas Vor 21 Tag

    6:22 That Bruce Willis poster is Swedish - why? :-)

  • Jett Dumont
    Jett Dumont Vor 21 Tag

    More of theses please

  • Ethan Adam Rose
    Ethan Adam Rose Vor 22 Tage

    Why is it that posters often don't have the actors' names corresponding with the actors' places on the poster? For example, Damon pictured under DiCaprio's name, and vice versa. Small detail, but it bugs me.

    • Y.S.
      Y.S. Vor 5 Tage

      has to do with profile and money...the placement of the names is contractually agreed upon.... highly interesting

  • Pix_d
    Pix_d Vor 23 Tage +1

    so, we can judge a book by its cover?

  • raggy racks
    raggy racks Vor 23 Tage

    bro wearing the same outfit as in the marvel poster video

    • kinza welz
      kinza welz Vor 21 Tag

      Maybe it was recorded on the same day.

  • Jo Raj
    Jo Raj Vor 25 Tage

    Is anyone else annoyed with that stupid bell sound every cut.

  • PJ Maloney
    PJ Maloney Vor 27 Tage

    Very interesting.

  • Swan Ronson
    Swan Ronson Vor 27 Tage

    Someone take this man's marker

  • cold grandpa
    cold grandpa Vor 27 Tage

    yo how do I become a movie poster designer

  • knoxiscool
    knoxiscool Vor 28 Tage

    This guy is an idiot. Half of what he says is completely obvious and the other half is just random words thrown together. He doesn't even talk very much about colorschemes. wtf

  • spim randsley
    spim randsley Vor Monat

    Y'know, you don't have to use the pen just cuz you've got the pen. If there's a reason to use it fine, but what you're doing with it here isn't adding anything to the explanation. It's an empty gimmick.

  • matt Walter
    matt Walter Vor Monat

    This is the first thing I watched this morning

  • big body
    big body Vor Monat

    2:12 "even

  • Topher Neville
    Topher Neville Vor Monat

    As a graphic designer and filmmaker, i think this is a brilliant video. Thanks James for sharing these insights - I had guessed the Red and White Comedy one, but you've pointed out some of the more subtle elements of poster design.

  • Noemí Montes
    Noemí Montes Vor Monat

  • Sir SupesAfro
    Sir SupesAfro Vor 2 Monate

    0:14 Deadpool 2 did this (I think the first did so as well)

  • hundreds of tears
    hundreds of tears Vor 2 Monate

    my favorite one is "the next three days"

  • D. Ruskonov
    D. Ruskonov Vor 2 Monate

    Is this same for everywhere or are these the American trends? So for example, would I see the same in Japan?

  • Guillermo J. Park
    Guillermo J. Park Vor 2 Monate

    Prime example of a visual person trying to explain something with simple words

  • Trey Roque
    Trey Roque Vor 2 Monate

    WOW! Fasdcinating!

  • Creative dogs
    Creative dogs Vor 2 Monate

    Cant beleive someone convinced someone else that this was a job. Bravo. I could make a movie poster in about 30 minutes, thats including booting my laptop.

  • David Jones
    David Jones Vor 2 Monate

    What this video really needs is more ads.

  • Matt C
    Matt C Vor 2 Monate

    Didn't know Marc Maron was a designer and a comedian

  • Robert B
    Robert B Vor 2 Monate

    Negative space is an overlooked element in design.

  • Jeff erson
    Jeff erson Vor 2 Monate

    Watching these videos for my A-exams in art in two days - feeling prepared

  • Willem Myburgh
    Willem Myburgh Vor 2 Monate

    Very interesting, thanks for sharing!

  • Ash Fields
    Ash Fields Vor 2 Monate

    I could watch this aaaaall day.

  • J
    J Vor 2 Monate +1

    Plains, Trains, and Automobiles is the perfect poster seating an American and Canadian together

  • Beaudene Van Rhyn
    Beaudene Van Rhyn Vor 2 Monate

    Don't Google "The Brown Bunny BJ scene" ^_^

  • Constitutionalist member

    Glad to know that I'm not the only one annoyed by the background music

  • tien
    tien Vor 2 Monate

    Great content! 👍👌🔥

  • Emanuel Ramírez Cruz
    Emanuel Ramírez Cruz Vor 2 Monate

    I really love this video content 👌👌👌 please more like this 🙏

  • Mykasan
    Mykasan Vor 2 Monate

    i can smell the marker

  • Victoria Felix
    Victoria Felix Vor 2 Monate +1

    Text legibility: black text against a yellow background is the most legible colour combination, followed closely by blue against white. So indie films' posters can be legible before others, and so hopefully more attractive, earlier.

  • Paola Bueso
    Paola Bueso Vor 2 Monate

    Such an interesting topic! Thank you so much for sharing this.

    HXLMES Vor 2 Monate

    7:46 Anyone else notice that fly zoom past?

  • Oh- Offendi
    Oh- Offendi Vor 2 Monate

    True and effective, but a strong self-imbued constraint, whereas composition would be just the tool to reengeneer this clusterfuck.

  • Jacob DeCoursey
    Jacob DeCoursey Vor 2 Monate

    Didn't talk about the color used in horror. I would've liked to see him compare trends now vs. the 60s through 80s.

  • Christopher Wrigley
    Christopher Wrigley Vor 2 Monate

    Busting out the bad brains flyer! Awesome

  • Alisa Lexter
    Alisa Lexter Vor 2 Monate

    I wonder if these kind of people used to think they might grow up to become ‘movie poster expert’. Ya know kids, they only know professions like doctors enginees teachers etc

  • Giant Joe
    Giant Joe Vor 2 Monate

    This is an exposé I am surprised to see, it is well articulated and confirms what I have long known that modern movie poster design is formulaic, unimaginative and has become quite stagnant.

  • Arianne Chavasse
    Arianne Chavasse Vor 2 Monate

    Every successful movie right now aka “blue/orange” movie poster

  • Mikael Cedergren
    Mikael Cedergren Vor 2 Monate

    This was so bad. Literally said nothing besides buzzwords.

    LE0NSKA Vor 2 Monate

    not sure why he needed that marker for...

  • Ghost of Henry
    Ghost of Henry Vor 2 Monate

    You see 'trend'. I see lazyness

  • William Gaule
    William Gaule Vor 2 Monate

    Interesting stuff, but it seems wasteful to print these picture and then draw all over them, couldn't all this have been demonstrated digitally?

  • sculpta
    sculpta Vor 2 Monate

    Loool. Did he really need the pen? "Hear we have a man"... **Draws perfectly around the man** ... Yeah I see the man, dude. Pmsl. Trying to justify his career. Just pick an existing similar movie and rip it's poster off - we get it. Put the pen away

  • Stephen Lasaten
    Stephen Lasaten Vor 2 Monate

    That is a semester's worth of classes right there

  • sydney lovelace
    sydney lovelace Vor 2 Monate

    God.. im so easily influenced...

  • Flik
    Flik Vor 2 Monate

    Interesting, could go deeper imo but mostly, his using the pen seems inconsistent, someone useless and always forced upon him. To be fair, sometimes it's effective, such as when he's pointing out all the running men.

  • Lumenous
    Lumenous Vor 3 Monate

    Why not purple or pink? Chic flicks perhaps?

  • Aaron Mijail Herrera Castro

    *This guy looks like a known actor*

  • J J
    J J Vor 3 Monate

    What about the marvel movies

  • J J
    J J Vor 3 Monate

    Why is this so cool and interesting I love it

  • SiewHei Lou
    SiewHei Lou Vor 3 Monate

    He still uses a board?

  • BabyJesus
    BabyJesus Vor 3 Monate +3

    Marc Maron sure knows a lot about posters.

  • Emy Dlaeva
    Emy Dlaeva Vor 3 Monate +1

    He was like here is a poster, you can see an actor, you can see a title. I'm drawing around the man. Like dude, I guess there is no rhyme or reason for the posters 😂 just copy every other one

  • Deb Mon
    Deb Mon Vor 3 Monate

    I just learnt more during this video than I did during 2 years of Media Studies classes at school.

  • Ben Dover
    Ben Dover Vor 3 Monate

    That ended so abruptly 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Louise Stahl
    Louise Stahl Vor 3 Monate

    Can we talk about bare chested Luke?

  • Sarah Collins
    Sarah Collins Vor 3 Monate +19

    The most impressive thing about this video is how quickly and precisely he outlined Russell Crowe’s profile.

  • Michael Castillo
    Michael Castillo Vor 3 Monate

    Please tell me there was laminate over those posters.

  • riley parker
    riley parker Vor 3 Monate

    more of these, please

  • הגר גדליוביץ'

    Fascinating. Just fascinating. The Comics artist in the end is fantastic, do more please. Thank you.

  • Ruth Antunez
    Ruth Antunez Vor 3 Monate +1

    Wish there was more of this type of content out there. I absolutely love when an expert discusses his or hers field of expertise.

  • Emme Yott
    Emme Yott Vor 3 Monate

    Haha, I remember one Polish reviewer roasting Robert De Niro a few years ago by saying that "recently he's only to be seen in the kind movies that have a white poster" and I laughed so hard because it was such a perfect way to put it. Now we have a theory to back it :D

  • Adam Graham
    Adam Graham Vor 3 Monate

    VERY cool video.

  • LiamZedTheDesigner
    LiamZedTheDesigner Vor 3 Monate

    Huge fan of this series made a video reply on some of your content. I am no by means an experienced expert like yourself. But I consider myself pretty design savvy. Can't wait to watch your next video!.