Russell Brown@MAX: The Art of Movie Poster Design

Russell Brown@MAX is a hands-on course designed for art directors, designers, illustrators, and photographers to learn advanced digital imaging techniques. Led by Adobe Senior Principal Designer Russell Preston Brown and his distinguished team of creative instructors, the class will give you the chance to work with some of the best designers and instructors in the Hollywood movie poster industry.

This year’s Viking movie theme will teach you how to capture, edit, and create compelling visuals to be used in your final movie poster and movie trailer.

Using the latest Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Lightroom applications on the desktop, you’ll turn the supplied images into compelling movie posters, printed on an Epson large-format printer. Then you’ll create a movie trailer using Adobe Premiere Pro to complete your entire movie campaign. When we’re done, you will have mastered new skills in advanced workflows using Photoshop, Lightroom, and Premiere Pro from some of the legends in the industry.

Taught using Apple iMac computers, RussellBrown@MAX features a limited class size and an intimate, inspiring environment for in-depth instruction. Keep in mind that this is an advanced course, so a good working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom is essential. Finally, your posters and movie trailers will go on display in the MAX Community Pavilion for everyone to see and enjoy during the show.

Russell Brown@MAX is a hands-on course designed for art directors, designers, illustrators, and photographers to learn advanced digital imaging techniques. Led by Adobe Senior Principal Designer Russell Preston Brown and his distinguished team of creative instructors, the class will give you the chance to work with some of the best designers and instructors in the Hollywood movie poster industry.

This year’s Viking movie theme will teach you how to capture, edit, and create compelling visuals to be used in your final movie poster and movie trailer.

Using the latest Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Lightroom applications on the desktop, you’ll turn the supplied images into compelling movie posters, printed on an Epson large-format printer. Then you’ll create a movie trailer using Adobe Premiere Pro to complete your entire movie campaign. When we’re done, you will have mastered new skills in advanced workflows using Photoshop, Lightroom, and Premiere Pro from some of the legends in the industry.

Taught using Apple iMac computers, RussellBrown@MAX features a limited class size and an intimate, inspiring environment for in-depth instruction. Keep in mind that this is an advanced course, so a good working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom is essential. Finally, your posters and movie trailers will go on display in the MAX Community Pavilion for everyone to see and enjoy during the show.

What to expect:

  • Discover how to quickly correct and enhance your images in Lightroom and Photoshop.
  • Learn the latest Photoshop features to help make your movie poster come to life.
  • Learn the basics of Premiere Pro and feel more comfortable creating a movie for social media projects.
  • Bring your own Viking-inspired costume or work with the professional Vikings at the event and capture images that can be used in your own posters and trailers.
  • Finally, print your final poster and put it on display in the Adobe MAX Gallery.
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Photoshop Lightroom for desktop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Profoto strobes and lighting
  • Westcott backdrops

Instructors:

  • Russell Brown, Senior Principal Designer at Adobe
  • Lisa Carney, movie poster finishing expert
  • Michael Elins, Hollywood movie poster expert
  • Micah Burke, Professional Designer and Instructor
  • Aaron Grimes, professional filmmaker
  • Chris Converse, designer and developer
  • Jesús Ramirez, graphic artist and educator
  • Lisa Knoll, AV trailer editor
  • Date/Time: Sunday Oct 16, 9am–5pm; Monday Oct 17, 9am–5pm, Tuesday Oct 18, 1–5pm
  • Type: 2.5-day Mac lab
  • Technical Level: Advanced
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Adobe MAX requires an Adobe ID account. Please register with your existing Creative Cloud account. If you do not have one, you will be able to create a free account on the next screen.

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