When most people think of graphic design as it relates to film and motion pictures, most people likely think of movie posters or billboards that advertise the film on street corners or along the sides of buses. While the movie poster and marketing aspect of graphic design is probably the most visible aspect of the trade, what most people don’t realize is that graphic design influences film in a much more intimate way.
In fact, much of the graphics that you see called out on screen are created by graphic designers who work closely with the film’s production designers. These graphics could include a sign, a logo, or an illustration that is an important part of the story. In this video by Academy Originals, Martin T. Charles (Ghostbusters, The Avengers, The Artist), takes us behind the scenes to show us all what a graphic designer actually does on a film.