29 July, 2008

One Day Removals - DVD Cover

There's been a lot of tweaking to the original dvd box design in the past few weeks, but as the disk and artwork are about to go out the door to the dvd printers, I thought I'd share them with you.

Here's the original cover, very dark, but with all the movie elements (or elephants). Only a little nod to the fact that it's a comedy, with the expression on Patrick Wight's face.


While doing the artwork for the dvd menus I really couldn't get a handle on the look. The poster artwork didn't work too well as a menu screen, I played around with a lots of different elements until Kerwin suggested a splat. A Splat! After several dozen comical splats, some of which looked way too Ghostbusters, I came up with the final layout for the dvd menu. It was smart, clean and very different. So much so I decided to change the rest of the publicity work to go with the new design.

The One Day Removals website is going to be updated soon to reflect the changes.

20 comments:

allen said...

NICE! I prefer the new one two the darker design. That'll look good on my DVD shelf. Since all of my DVDs are alphabetized, it will sit between Ocean's 12and Outlaw Josey Wales.

AktoMan said...

Is it too late to change it to "1 Day Removals", as that'll get nearer the beginning of Allen's dvd collection ;-)

allen said...

Or "A One Day of Removals"...nah.

mark stirton said...

Attack of the Removalists?

allen said...

Clever.

allen said...

How about A-Team Removals?

Michael G Clark said...

I like A-Team Removals.

If you have a sofa, and no one else can move it call the A-Team. A-Team Removals.

Ronnie. "I ain't liftin no boxes, fool!"

Andy. "I love it when a van comes together."

Fun for all the family.

Kerwin said...

I guess that makes me 'Face'

allen said...

Hey guys, my best friend Bob has spent the last 5 weeks in Germany with his son Stu (who joined the airforce and then, one day after his wife met him in Germany, was in a horrific car crash - both he and his wife had broken spines and lots of internal damage). Stu and his wife are recovering, but Bob was shaken up pretty bad. He returned to the states yesterday. I dropped by his house today with a Don Thomas Muduro Cigar that my wife picked out (we are both avid cigar smokers and my wife has a FORCE-like talent for picking out great cigars) and I decided to cheer him up by showing him the trailer to "Removals" as well as the 'scene' you have posted on the blog. I think that it is the first time he has laughed in 5 weeks. Thank you for bringing a smile to my best friend's face. He needed a good laugh and you guys supplied it. He is looking forward to the release as am I. Three thumbs up! (don't ask where the third thumb came from...it might have been something we found on the road). When we get the DVD, we'll smoke a Don Thomas or Artuo Fuente in your honor.

Cheers!

Michael G Clark said...

Hi Allen, I'm glad we were able to put a smile on your mate's face. Hopefully there will be an NTSC copy soon to send over. We intend entering quite a few festivals in the states, an dafter the reaction you have mentioned it's well worth our time trying.

Funny how a mental Scottish comedy in an obscure dialect translates so well.

Lauren Reeser said...

You're totally right - California IS on a weird time-reason-rest-of-the-world rift. It's a crazy place to live in, but I suppose if we have to pay through the nose to live here, we'd BETTER get some interesting diversions, such as Impressionist's picnics. There are many costume/dress-up events throughout the year around the Bay Area, as well as all over California. And surprisingly, many costume picnics. Something about eating lunch on the grass and playing dress up appeals to Californians I guess :-)

Oh, and we have soccer and murderers in trucks too! And thugs, homies, and low-riders :-)

Trust me, I'd SO rather be in Aberdeen than California.

AktoMan said...

Is that a pitch for ...
One's Bay Removals
?
;-)

mark stirton said...

Hey Allen! American remake time. Find a producer that's for real and we'll turn it into a franchise! You can be exec.

One Bay Removals, that's very good.

We'll send some DVDs soon.

AktoMan said...

Maybe Werner Herzog can get shot in it (again) ;-)

allen said...

We'll begin casting as soon as Keanu starts returning my calls.

allen said...

A buddy of mine said that his friend works at BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO and someone checked out The Planet last weekend. I'm going to try to get there and get a photo for you guys.

Michael G Clark said...

Hi Lauren, I'll swap with you. You'll have to learn to enjoy deep fried pizzas, corrupt politicians and endless reality shows. Oh, you have those too.

You do have better weather though.

One's Bay Removals - classic Mr Akro. A victorian snuff comedy set in San Fransisco.

mark stirton said...

Yeah, lets swap Clarky for Lauren. She's really talented and much prettier!

And Allen - I'm seeing Cuba Gooding JR and William Shatner.

It's... only half past ten...for Christ's... sake, Bones.

Michael G Clark said...

"Why! Do people, keep dying. IN! My f**king Van!"

Yup. I can see Shatner doing that.

Story Quine said...

way cool - both; 2nd one has a nod to the poster for 'Jagged Edge', the old Jeff Bridges' film.
Cannot wait for it. Are you having a showing at the Belmont?