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  • 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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  • sydney lovelace
    sydney lovelace Vor 20 Stunden

    God.. im so easily influenced...

  • Flik
    Flik Vor Tag

    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 2 Tage

    Why not purple or pink? Chic flicks perhaps?

  • Aaron Mijail Herrera Castro

    *This guy looks like a known actor*

  • Aly
    Aly Vor 4 Tage +2

    Personally I feel the Marvel posters are way too overcrowded.

  • J J
    J J Vor 4 Tage

    What about the marvel movies

  • J J
    J J Vor 4 Tage

    Why is this so cool and interesting I love it

  • SiewHei Lou
    SiewHei Lou Vor 8 Tage

    He still uses a board?

  • BabyJesus
    BabyJesus Vor 8 Tage +1

    Marc Maron sure knows a lot about posters.

  • Emy Dlaeva
    Emy Dlaeva Vor 9 Tage

    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 9 Tage

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

  • Ben Dover
    Ben Dover Vor 10 Tage

    That ended so abruptly 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Louise Stahl
    Louise Stahl Vor 10 Tage

    Can we talk about bare chested Luke?

  • Sarah Collins
    Sarah Collins Vor 11 Tage +1

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

  • Michael Castillo
    Michael Castillo Vor 11 Tage

    Please tell me there was laminate over those posters.

  • riley parker
    riley parker Vor 12 Tage

    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 13 Tage +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 13 Tage

    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 13 Tage

    VERY cool video.

  • LiamZedTheDesigner
    LiamZedTheDesigner Vor 13 Tage

    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!. declips.net/video/erxSkNcTg3s/video.html

  • Slimmy_007
    Slimmy_007 Vor 13 Tage

    Thanks for Blowing my ears out

  • Jonás Carrillo
    Jonás Carrillo Vor 13 Tage

    Why does he speak in the sale tone and cadence than pornstars?

  • keisha 21
    keisha 21 Vor 13 Tage

    this was so interesting, more please!!! 😊👍

  • Gneel Costello
    Gneel Costello Vor 14 Tage +1

    Anyone else feel like he's just making it up as he goes along?

  • quibily
    quibily Vor 14 Tage

    So fascinating!

  • Jo Charles
    Jo Charles Vor 14 Tage

    I didn’t know Marc Maron was a movie poster artist, good for him.

  • Kit Coffey
    Kit Coffey Vor 14 Tage

    this guy could have had another calling as football coach.

  • Cactus Rose
    Cactus Rose Vor 14 Tage

    What???????!!!!!!! You mean the entertainment industry isn’t creative and relies on overused formulas and stereotypes????? I am so disillusioned. What color is disillusionment? Gray and blue maybe.

  • Cinthia Koutianov
    Cinthia Koutianov Vor 14 Tage

    I LOVE THIS!! Thanks James Verdesoto, and Vanity Fair! 😭💕

  • Angela Sealana
    Angela Sealana Vor 14 Tage

    This was my favorite so far.

  • Jane Thomas
    Jane Thomas Vor 14 Tage +1

    When he brought out the punk rock posters 😍😍😍😍

  • Sarah Yost
    Sarah Yost Vor 15 Tage

    Wow. This is interesting. I could listen to him analyzing movie posters for hours.

  • Ashley G
    Ashley G Vor 15 Tage +1

    this video is 10 minutes long yet it feels like I've been watching him for hours

  • Lunova Labs
    Lunova Labs Vor 15 Tage +1

    More like this!

  • Redst100
    Redst100 Vor 15 Tage

    Crazy how similar these posters are.

  • Beatrix Porto
    Beatrix Porto Vor 15 Tage +18

    I find the explanations a little bit generic to be honest... I was hoping for something more specific.

  • v
    v Vor 15 Tage

    Wow I never realized how similar all these posters are!

  • DORIAN PRIME
    DORIAN PRIME Vor 15 Tage

    Anyone who does marketing is basically a scam artist their job is to trick you to buy something you don't need

  • Zoltan Gaal
    Zoltan Gaal Vor 16 Tage

    This was amazing

  • iris sims
    iris sims Vor 16 Tage +1

    did this man rly have o ruin all these posters just to draw a few lines wtf

  • Léa Mu Biu
    Léa Mu Biu Vor 16 Tage +1

    First part: there's negative space and it serves a purpose, there's colors and they tell something, regardless whether it's big or small the photo still makes us focus on the action, there's a title and sometimes it's big.
    ...I'm outta here.

  • Camila Galan
    Camila Galan Vor 16 Tage +4

    I really hate how action posters look

  • Inferno Captures
    Inferno Captures Vor 16 Tage

    Alternative title:
    Movie Poster Expert Destroys Couple Of Tens Of Posters In A Completely Unnecessary Way With A Grey Marker

  • Amirul Safian
    Amirul Safian Vor 16 Tage

    Please make a video about worse movies poster/mistakes on movie poster and explain about it.

  • John
    John Vor 17 Tage

    Great video, thank you for this!

  • Charlie V
    Charlie V Vor 17 Tage

    He literally didn’t go into why the colours were even used except saying it draws the eye in, so maybe change the title

  • Kippy
    Kippy Vor 18 Tage

    I love the quality of the expert's information but my goodness the transition music is so distracting

  • thepeacefish
    thepeacefish Vor 18 Tage

    How did he talk about color in the Force Awakens poster and *not* mention the use of blue and red to create a dichotomy & suggest an inner conflict in the main character?
    Seemed like there were a lot of misses in this segment.

  • SamWallace Art
    SamWallace Art Vor 18 Tage +5

    “Yellow is a cheap way to catch the eye.”
    (Destruction Level: 100)

  • Sam Raffael
    Sam Raffael Vor 19 Tage +1

    Do a review on newer movie posters!! And other genre Like animation, horror, sci-fi, and how in modern era there are a lot more color schemes used

  • SomerMilan
    SomerMilan Vor 19 Tage +1

    I'm sorry am I the only one who feels like he isnt saying much... like a lot of the points he's making are things that are kind of like "duhh" or just a description of the poster itself? Im not saying he doesnt know his stuff but he didn't say anything in this video that had me like "OOOOHHHH"

  • Jose C. Rivera
    Jose C. Rivera Vor 20 Tage

    Learned so much.

  • narzq
    narzq Vor 21 Tag

    movie posters prior to the 90s were sooooooo much better!

  • NXZGOL
    NXZGOL Vor 22 Tage +1

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  • Evie Sakura
    Evie Sakura Vor 22 Tage

    Im sorry i have a hard time accepting this isn’t sean connery

  • StigSlashBro
    StigSlashBro Vor 25 Tage

    Yes! Third Man! Love that movie

  • Tila Wilderman
    Tila Wilderman Vor 25 Tage

    Very interesting! More of this please

  • hanna
    hanna Vor 25 Tage

    Why is that one Bruce Willis movie poster in Swedish tho? At like 6:12 the poster in the middle to the right literally says “gisslan” which translates to “hostage”. And the text above it says “skulle du offra en annan familj för att rädda din egen?” Which also translates to the English version “would you sacrifice another family to save your own” haha why vanity fair??

  • Cristina Sponchiado
    Cristina Sponchiado Vor 26 Tage

    This is so interesting!!

  • Mark Song
    Mark Song Vor 26 Tage

    John Rhys Davies Explains Poster Colour Schemes

  • Brad Lybertyne
    Brad Lybertyne Vor 26 Tage +3

    Very annoying background music.

  • zoe f
    zoe f Vor 27 Tage +2

    i feel so knowledgeable after watching these kinds of videos 😂

  • rockintelligence
    rockintelligence Vor 27 Tage

    Was thinking about Everything Illuminates just yesterday, now DEclips recommends a vid with a thumbnail of the movie in it...
    Weird. But DEclips can scan our brains.

  • Eugene Aniar
    Eugene Aniar Vor 28 Tage

    Niiice love how he had dissected the common themes and poses for the posters.

  • J Donner
    J Donner Vor 28 Tage

    Bring back painted posters!

  • GABY
    GABY Vor 28 Tage

    Amazing video

  • altrogeruvah
    altrogeruvah Vor 28 Tage

    There was a great 2011 article by The Art Hunters called "Has Hollywood Lost Its Creativity?", basically this video in a nutshell.

    • matt k.
      matt k. Vor 26 Tage

      Movie posters are part of the promotion of a film, so the intention is expressly to evoke similar successful movies with which a prospective audience may be familiar.

  • Dallis Von
    Dallis Von Vor 28 Tage

    I wish he would’ve done pink or red with romance movies and grey and black with horror movies .

  • Miguel M.
    Miguel M. Vor 28 Tage

    "Movie poster expert"??!! WTF is that?? What's next? A "DEclips user master"?? 🙄

  • issa m æ ł ï şş ā
    issa m æ ł ï şş ā Vor 28 Tage +1

    I'd listen this guy analysing posters for hours.

  • Caspar Wilson
    Caspar Wilson Vor 28 Tage +34

    Good video but my god the music sting in between each shot, please stop.

    • Lindsay
      Lindsay Vor 10 Tage

      I know it's terrible!

  • doko
    doko Vor 29 Tage +1

    The way he uses vague terms makes me thing this profession must be glamourized, therefore having a high position in the hierarchy / calling the shots / being in network with high execs would be more important than having talent. Like, it's not an exact science, once you reach a level of quality above "amateur" there won't be any 'wrong' ways to make a poster, just 'less effective' ways.

  • Jeff
    Jeff Vor 29 Tage

    Ah Frazetta. The master.

  • cloudburst
    cloudburst Vor 29 Tage +2

    Thanks transition song made me want to pull my hair out

  • ryandantinne
    ryandantinne Vor 29 Tage

    Yo how can I get this job?!?!

  • Linus Wärn
    Linus Wärn Vor 29 Tage +1

    The background music drives me nuts

  • barnes 77
    barnes 77 Vor 29 Tage

    I thought that was a slimmed down john rhys-davies

  • Saad Luciano
    Saad Luciano Vor 29 Tage +1

    How did people designed posters in the past century?

  • T.C.J B
    T.C.J B Vor 29 Tage

    There is no insight here, he is literally describing the obvious. Anyone with a passing interest in cinema, eyes and a grasp of english can do this.....

    • O'Donnell Andrew
      O'Donnell Andrew Vor 29 Tage

      Not really? I mean, judging by the comments everyone is rather taken by this subject. You're the only one put off.

  • BloodyBridget
    BloodyBridget Vor 29 Tage

    This is so interesting!

  • Tóth Fanni
    Tóth Fanni Vor 29 Tage +6

    I would like to see what he has to say about the poster of Call Me By Your Name!!

  • João Ruivo
    João Ruivo Vor 29 Tage +2

    James "This is a perfect example" Verdesoto

  • Wojciech Zylinski
    Wojciech Zylinski Vor 29 Tage

    So he's one of the quacks coming up with those uninspired, unremarkable and forgettable Hollywood posters.

  • Cassandra
    Cassandra Vor 29 Tage

    I love that cowbell in between transitions

  • Jason Zak
    Jason Zak Vor 29 Tage

    6:01 it annoys me that the Transporter films are in reverse order

  • Mau Mau
    Mau Mau Vor 29 Tage +369

    3:10 wtf he outlined that photo in one stroke perfectly

    • Hidendra
      Hidendra Vor 15 Tage +1

      hard for plebs

    • Amina
      Amina Vor 16 Tage +8

      Graphic artist/designers be like:

  • Rican Cobain
    Rican Cobain Vor Monat +1

    This is dope, don’t get me wrong, but i feel like the marker is unnecessary.
    He’s like, “the shadow”, circles the shadow.
    And I’m like, “oh that’s what a shadow is.”
    Nevermind. Totally necessary.

  • Emma Bobro
    Emma Bobro Vor Monat

    So interesting!

  • Kevon Lovelace
    Kevon Lovelace Vor Monat

    I wish he talked about the Bullet, Cool Hand Luke, and TGTB&TU posters. Awesome video though!

  • angel
    angel Vor Monat +2

    i'd like to see him explain some of his own movie posters

  • 123rockfan
    123rockfan Vor Monat

    I’m surprised by the number of people saying that they didn’t realize the color schemes of posters for mainstream genre films. For me personally, I’ve always noticed it since I was really young.

  • Euniqe Patricia
    Euniqe Patricia Vor Monat

    thats a lot of paper

  • 123rockfan
    123rockfan Vor Monat

    No discussion about the worst trend in posters? UNNECESSARY SPARKS AND FLOATING HEADS

  • Deeply Marinated
    Deeply Marinated Vor Monat +1

    I wished he talked about horror movie posters though!!

  • clownmouth
    clownmouth Vor Monat +1

    Hard to watch him ruin some of them with his unnecessary silver marker

  • Kryllen G
    Kryllen G Vor Monat +11

    Yesss I’m so glad they featured Little Miss Sunshine

  • Nanda Rizky
    Nanda Rizky Vor Monat

    Wow. That “Indika Entertaiment”????

  • ozi ozi
    ozi ozi Vor Monat

    What about kill bill? The background is yellow.
    Did they use that background to get attention 'cheap way'?
    Hımm, i don't think so.

  • William Reilly
    William Reilly Vor Monat

    He didn’t mention that the colors are also indicative of the movie as well. For example the force awakens poster shows contrast between light and dark side of the force. Also little miss sunshine is probably yellow due to “sunshine” being in the title