So it’s almost Impact day and we need to decide. The team is split. With the meteor, or without the meteor? You can cast your vote below and see live results. Note the credits are still temporary.
I will share my thoughts after the voting closes, but by means of guidance, whatever we think of The Impact, it is always going to be seen as an art house film. It’s not mainstream.
Here are the two… Please do comment below too after casting your vote…
20 thoughts on “Final Poster Poll… meteor or no meteor?”
I think the meteor is needed to tell the audience what it’s about.
Let’s see how it plays out?
My thought too.
With the meteorite in it!
Speaking as an artist, I vote for meteor. It adds movement and a diagonal that leads the eye 🙂
While I like the idea of a meteor, I think the way it’s placed in the second poster is a distraction. I’d prefer to see it perhaps blowing up the top half of the numerals 5-0 (showing the “impact”) That’s a design decision and a subjective one, to be sure, but that was my first thought when given a choice. I’d rather have no meteor than a badly placed one.
Can’t wait to see the finished movie, Chris. See you on your red carpet soon!
I am so torn. Part of what doesnt help is in fact seeing side by side. We cant do blind testing but hey, lets see how this plays out.
I’m 50:50 about which is design is ‘best’ (which doesn’t help does it! haha). With meteor shows the film’s theme clearer, without it is a ‘cleaner’ look – I’m thinking the meteor shower but without that one larger one might be a good compromise to consider perhaps? I still don’t like the human figure being very clearly a male rather than a more androgynous figure that represents every human whatever their gender, but maybe that’s just me… and I do appreciate that is just my one opinion. Whatever the majority, and you, decide will work I’m sure, Chris. Look forward to seeing the film and you/everyone else at the premiere on 31st May – and to putting whatever poster you decide to go with up on my wall afterwards. 🙂
The first looks like a book cover
The second has visual narrative, with movement- an impending ‘something’ –
I agree with Tracey Flynn, it adds movement and leads the eye.
With. It sets a little train of thought going. ‘Oh – that meteor is going to Impact, I see’. Holds the attention for a moment longer.
I agree, the meteor draws the eye, gives focus & tells a story. Without is intriguing – What’s the figure looking at? What impact? – but I’m not sure if folk would stick around to find out. It’s not ideally placed, but it is dynamic.
As Dee says, we’ll be proud to have it on our wall whatever the outcome! 😉
See yous there xx
Instant gut reaction, the meteor adds… hmmm… impact!
I think the meteor adds that little extra . I just like it.
Tough one. On the one hand the meteor immediately tells us what’s going on, but its size doesn’t feel big enough and serious enough to suggest that it’s a planet destroying asteroid – and feels a bit ‘added’ in. I prefer the more subtle one without it – cos it’s more subtle and as you say it’s an art-house film, the figure is looking up to the heavens and the stars in the sky and the fish-eye lens style image suggests the curvature of the earth says it all to me. And it’s called ‘The Impact’. However, without the asteroid ‘Impact 50’ as a title might take away that it’s about an actual impact at all, and might suggest it’s more about 50 film-makers making an impact (if that makes sense!) – which is a nice double-meaning.
I voted “without” because I felt that if someone was standing that close to the Impact, they wouldn’t just be gazing up at it. Without gives a sense of anticipation, intrigue and suspense and, since you have stated that we’re going ‘art house’, I think we should steer clear of any ‘blockbuster’ imagery. I did have an idea for the ‘Without’ one though… add another 49 people of all sorts, some looking up, pointing, looking away, hugging, ignoring, and arguing about it. Brings in the 50 element and reflects the content of the film by making it more about people, with the meteor as a trigger for their actions rather than being the focus of the film.
Whatever you end up with, I’ll be there, cheering everyone on.
Thanks for this amazing opportunity.
I agree with Leigh Trifari …The meteor is badly positioned. It leads the eye nowhere in particular.
However, the poster misses something without…. so I chose with meteor and hope your graphic designer moves it very slightly to a relevant position.
The meteor makes it clearer what it’s about. Without it, it’s just like a person gazing at the sky, without any element of threat.
I like the bigger implication that’s there by not showing the comet. The person looking up to the sky indicates something big is coming from above; not providing the answer to “what?” adds mystery — and interest, I think.