In anticipation of CHRONICLE, 20th Century Fox hand-picked a selection of five artists and designers to make their own interpretation of the film through their medium of choice. The aim was to creatively explore themes and ideas at the heart of the film, showcasing and exhibiting their artwork through authentic, fan-focused channels.
Marko Manev submitted three posters and said, “When I saw the trailer for Chronicle I immediately got hooked to the story because it asks the age-old geek question ‘what comes with great power?’, what happens when you become aware of what you are capable of? And that is the fundamental point whether one chooses to use their abilities for good or for evil.”
“From what I saw in the trailer I tried to extract the essence of the story and present it with silhouettes. I love using silhouettes because they are simple and yet powerful forms of expression. Anyone can relate to them. They could be you, me or anyone else. Anyone can ask themselves ‘What am I capable of?’ and hopefully choose the right path.”
Ed McGowan submitted a photograph and said, “In short the movie is about teens who gain abilities and how they deal with their new found powers. One of these abilities is the power of telekinesis. For this concept I wanted to create a scene where a person uses their powers to save another from an oncoming vehicle. I wanted to put a spin on this idea, so I came up with the idea of doing a tilt-shift. This effect makes the scene seem like a setup with miniatures. We had actors down on the street playing their parts as I captured it from a high vantage point. The only addition done in post was the levitating truck. I think the end result is something that plays with the eye and the mind.”
Matt Ferguson submitted three posters and said, “When watching the trailer for Chronicle it struck me straight away that a Manga inspired piece of artwork would really work for a film poster. So I took my inspiration from films such as Akira and tried to create some exciting, dynamic images in my own style, adding in a slightly retro element.”
“I wanted to show the isolation that would occur to a teenager if they were bestowed with super human powers, which is why I chose to concentrate on just one figure using his powers, possibly irresponsibly.”
Fernando Reza submitted several posters adapted from a complete yearbook he created for Chumash Valley High. He stated, “What first struck me about Chronicle was the way it mixed something as fantastic as superpowers and combined it with something as mundane as high school in a very straightforward realistic way. I liked how it merged the extraordinary and the ordinary and I wanted to approach this project the same way.”
“I decided to design a faux year book cataloging a year at Chumash Valley High School. The look of the prints are very much inspired by mid century modern designers in particular Saul Bass and the work of Mary Blair. The pages of the yearbook cover everything from Chumash Valley Football, Spirit Week.”
Keron Grant (Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Spider-man and X-Men), submitted three illustrations: “Heist”, “Hot Date”, and “Emergency”. For “Heist” Grant said that it came about from dreaming up a bank robbery if he had those powers. “Wonder what that says about me?” he said with a laugh. He added that the other 2 poster were “a bit more noble”.
As well as releasing the artwork through the artists’ websites and portfolios, the complete series was posted on the dedicated “What Are You Capable Of?” Tumblr along with an invitation to anybody to send in their own CHRONICLE fan art for the chance to have it featured.
Agency: Glass Eye
Client: 20th Century Fox
To promote the international release of SUPER 8, Paramount Pictures International launched a captivating 3D experience putting you at the heart of the thrilling and emotional journey Joe Lamb and his group of filmmaking friends from Ohio embark upon in the summer of 1979.
Over time, original content, artifacts, clips, radio broadcasts, retro games and applications unlock the amazing mystery and shocking truths behind SUPER 8. Be inspired to have a filmmaking adventure of your own at gonnabemint.com.
The box of Suprachrome 8mm film was the first item to appear on a desk which itself sat at the center of the campaign, entitled “Gonna Be Mint!”, bringing to life the world of Joe and his friends, transporting audiences back to a time when a trip to the cinema meant the adventure of a lifetime.
Joe’s Desk is a dynamic interactive 3D Flash environment that will be updated on an almost daily basis in the weeks leading up to SUPER 8’s international release to feature a wide range of web apps, original content and other online initiatives.
The comic book, , was imagined as the inspiration for the kids’ 8mm short, “The Case”. You can open the comic to read the beginning 8 pages of “The Case of the Silver Scream”.
Super 8 Storyboard lets you create your own storyboards from scratch, fill in the gaps between two ready-made panels, or collaborate with friends creating a story frame-by-frame. The super-simple drag-and-drop interface gives you a large selection of existing story elements to choose from, or you can create your own stuff from scratch using the pencil and eraser tools.
Playing on the classic table-top arcade games of the era, EVACU-8! uses authentic vector display graphics to bring you an experience “so real, you forget it’s a game!”
Super 8 Film Fest provides a focal point for various apps and content released through the course of the campaign, Super 8 Film Fest was conceived to give fans everything they needed to go out and have a film-making adventure of their own. It even features two clips from the kids’ own film, “The Case”, for inspiration.
For a more comprehensive overview of the campaign, the was run alongside the main site and made available in six languages.
Agency: Glass Eye
Client: Paramount Pictures International
“TRUE GRIT: “Mean Business” is a free 24-page comic adapted from the novel TRUE GRIT by Charles Portis. It was commissioned by Paramount to promote the international release of the Coen Brothers’ movie TRUE GRIT. It is inspired by the dime novels that first brought fame and notoriety to the heroes and villains of the old American west.
You can grab a PDF version or from . It is also made available in 7 different languages. as well as limited edition hard copies.
Agency: Glass Eye
Client: Paramount Pictures International
Announcing a new IRON MAN 2 mini-game in Sony Playstation Home. Play for a chance to win one of 10 exclusive limited edition IRON MAN armored suits.
From PPC Interactive:
On Thursday Paramount Pictures International and AUDI AG will be launching a brand new Iron Man mini-game located in the Audi Space. As the first in-world game ever made for a film in Home, this is definitely worth your time to visit!
You will have the chance to throw on the Iron Man suit and pilot your way through a tricky skyscraper obstacle course, picking up arc reactors and dodging the mines to power your way onto the leaderboard.
If you make the leaderboard, then do your best to stay on it; the Top 10 scorers (when the game closes at the end of June 2010) will be rewarded with an Iron Man suit to keep. Do you have the raw talent – or sheer dedication – to prove that you have what it takes to wear the Iron Man suit?
- SCEE PlayStation Blog: “Iron Man Flying Game Coming To PlayStation Home On Thursday”
- Kotaku: “Don The Iron Man 2 Armor In PlayStation Home”
- Joystiq: “Become Iron Man with new flying game on PlayStation Home”
- Edge Online: “Iron Man 2 Coming To PlayStation Home”
- CVG: “Iron Man 2 hits Home”
- AlphaZone4: “Iron Man 2 Flying game in PlayStation Home this week”
- PSX Extreme: “Iron Man Mini-Game Flies Onto Euro PSN This Week”
- ComicsAlliance: “‘Iron Man 2’ Games Come To iTunes & Europe’s PlayStation Home”
- PlayStation LifeStyle: “Iron Man 2 Blasting into Home”
- PlayStation Universe: “PS Home getting Iron Man 2 mini-game this week”
- Movie Buzz: “Iron Man 2 Games, Jonah Hex, Thor & More!”
Announcing I am IRON MAN 2: Augmented Reality Experience. This innovative application not only utilizes facial tracking for markerless AR but also incorporates gesture recognition, enabling you to control elements of the user interface by moving your hand in front of your webcam.
From PPC Interactive:
For this year’s early summer blockbuster, ‘IRON MAN 2’ we have delivered an Augmented Reality campaign allowing users to see themselves wearing the Iron Man and War Machine masks. We delivered a similar campaign for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen but took this opportunity to really extend the technology.
As a result IAmIronMan2.com also allows users to see the HUD view that Tony has when he is Iron Man plus have a conversation with Jarvis using quotes from the movie.
But most importantly, as we live in an embeddable, shareable world, we wanted to make sure user could easily record and share themselves as Iron Man so we integrated the tech to ensure the whole experience can now be recorded and saved to social networks or to their own computer.
Watch the video above, or visit IAmIronMan2.com to try it for yourself.
- Marvel: “Iron Man 2: Get Inside Iron Man’s Head!”
- Mashable: “Augmented Reality Lets You Become “Iron Man””
- Gizmodo: “Be Iron Man (In Your Computer Monitor)”
- Times Online: “Exclusive clip: Iron Man 2”
- Geekosystem: “Iron Man Augmented Reality App: Come for the Helmet, Stay for the HUD”
- Tech Digest: “Try on Iron Man’s helmet with new augmented reality app”
- Ubergizmo: “Turn Yourself Into Iron Man Via Augmented Reality”
- Geeky Gadgets: “Turn Yourself Into Iron Man With This Augmented Reality App”
- VizWorld.com: “Iron Man 2 Augmented Reality Experience”
- Rama’s Screen: “Get inside the head of IRON MAN: Augmented Reality App”
- The Movie Bit: “Iron Man 2 A.Reality”
- Fashionably Geek: “Suit Up As Iron Man…Virtually”
- Multiversity Comics: “Get Inside The Head Of Iron Man”
- TOYSREVIL: “Get Inside The Head of Iron Man with *I Am Iron Man 2* (Augmented Reality App)”
- Screen Rant: “Final ‘Iron Man 2′ Viral Site & Interactive Webcam Game”
- Augmented Planet: “I Am Iron Man – AR Demo”
- Bleeding Cool: “The Iron Man Augmented Reality Unit Launched”
- GeekTyrant: “New IRON MAN 2 Featurette Focuses on Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and More IM2 Goodies”
- Pocket-lint: “Augmented reality visor revealed by Tony Stark”
- MovieViral: “Iron Man 2 Tidbits: Viral Video Could Become Trailer, Rochester Castle Projection, & Augmented Reality App”
- ComicsAlliance: “You am Iron Man With the ‘Iron Man 2: Augmented Reality Experience'”
- Digital Buzz Blog: “Iron Man 2: Augmented Reality App”
- Whiteboard Journal: “Augment your reality with Iron Man 2”
- Comic Vine: “IRON MAN 2 Apps and Virals Galore!”
- The Awesomer: “Iron Man 2 Augmented Reality”