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indietalk
07-27-2010, 10:02 PM
Calling graphic designers!

Looking for a new logo for IndieTalk!

The site will be redesigned soon, and the design will be based on the new logo instead of the other way around.

Requirements:

No clip art or stolen art. 100% original.
Designed at 300 ppi.
Use your creativity.
Do not use the current logo for inspiration. Feel free to use new colors, and slogans, and write the name as IndieTalk or indietalk etc.
Try to relay the community atmosphere while keeping it film related.
Winner must be willing to tweak the design after selection.
IndieTalk shall own the rights to the final design, and receive the original file with layers with the right to alter.

Winner: 3 year FREE Premiere membership or extension of current membership.

How to enter: Upload your logo to the Internet and use the IMG tags to display in this thread.

Cracker Funk
07-27-2010, 10:11 PM
Okay, I'm kinda new to this, but I think this is pretty good.

http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/340/52589424.png

indietalk
07-27-2010, 10:13 PM
:lol: I didn't expect entries so fast. I have to be fair and wait for others before I judge ;)

Will Vincent
07-27-2010, 10:24 PM
lol

spinner
07-27-2010, 10:26 PM
:lol: Awesome!


-- spinner :cool:

Zensteve
07-27-2010, 10:26 PM
heh, I like Cracker's one. :lol:

Open-ended challenge?

ROC
07-27-2010, 10:58 PM
Your drawing is lacking a bit of depth of field and it's too blown out.

Try using a china ball next time, amateur..

sonnyboo
07-27-2010, 11:00 PM
I love that CF's logo had to tell us the stickman was giving us a thumbs up...

spinner
07-27-2010, 11:06 PM
...to which Indie says;

"You guys are not helping!" :mad:

:lol:


-- spinner :cool:

aceofspades70
07-28-2010, 12:04 AM
I have no idea what I'm doing, and this is just a concept. Feel free to use and alter, make fun of, or call me and tell me I suck at graphic design. 1-800- I tried dammit.


http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/pp153/aceofspades70/007-2.jpg

Smurfy8797
07-28-2010, 02:14 AM
can we enter more than once? and is it the thing which is right at the top that says 'indietalk.com - a filmmaking community'? so should it be more banner size - than square?

bird
07-28-2010, 11:53 AM
Okay, I'm kinda new to this, but I think this is pretty good.

http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/340/52589424.png

hahhhahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

wheatgrinder
07-28-2010, 12:00 PM
can it be in motion? Motion graphics are fun!

Dreadylocks
07-28-2010, 12:02 PM
+1, C-Funk's is a win. :lol:

@Topic: Working on one right now for you., Indie :)

Papertwinproductions
07-28-2010, 12:07 PM
I wish i could draw, i can only draw stic...Oh hey, CF--didn't see you there, nice picture.

Joe-King

My projector has just bust, after a day. I'm too bereaved to be creative. But hey, a new layout for indietalk, can't wait to see it!

indietalk
07-28-2010, 01:07 PM
Thanks for the responses. Maybe a better way is, if you are interested in this, and a designer, PM me a link to your portfolio, and if I like your work, we can move forward on the logo. Approved logo = 3 year membership. Concept that is not approved = 1. Thanks!

rockerrockstar
07-29-2010, 02:04 AM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs199.snc4/38304_1439323794396_1572084592_1003952_1972751_n.j pg

I made this real quick in MS Paint since I don't have photo shop. Maybe this could at least be an idea to start with. Of course I don't take it too seriously since I made it in about an 1/2 hour. So here is my Logo/header.

I am sure we will have some real talent show up and make a great logo soon. But hey it was fun making it none the less.

insert_cliche_here
07-29-2010, 03:30 AM
My boyfriend is going to try and come up with something. He's something of a designer. Excuse me now, I have to make sure there's no kinks in the tails of my whip...

M1chae1
07-29-2010, 10:48 AM
I'll give it a shot. I went to school for it...might as well use it or lose it.

:)

Dreadylocks
07-29-2010, 03:12 PM
Since we here at Indietalk are really our own little cyber Hollywood, I thought this would be a fitting design.

http://www.sammigirl.com/images/indietalk.jpg
Everything but the font was hand drawn or rendered in photoshop :)

Shooop
07-29-2010, 03:16 PM
Since we here at Indietalk are really our own little cyber Hollywood, I thought this would be a fitting design.

http://www.sammigirl.com/images/indietalk.jpg
Everything but the font was hand drawn or rendered in photoshop :)

thats pretty dam cool. right there you should get a 1 year membership. ii should get a 1 year too .. just because...

Shooop
07-29-2010, 03:23 PM
thats pretty dam cool. right there you should get a 1 year membership. ii should get a 1 year too .. just because...

i got a feeling that willvincent will step up to the plate and claim his throne of 3 year membs...

Ernest Worthing
07-29-2010, 03:27 PM
Since we here at Indietalk are really our own little cyber Hollywood, I thought this would be a fitting design.

http://www.sammigirl.com/images/indietalk.jpg
Everything but the font was hand drawn or rendered in photoshop :)

neat idea!

Dreadylocks
07-29-2010, 03:40 PM
Thanks, guys. Glad you like it :)

I have all the layers separate still, I think it could be cool as an animation, but I wasn't sure what file type to use.

It could also work doing a more photorealistic version in a noir-style, high-contrasty, black and white version. Probably at a sharper angle, I'm thinking. I'm brainstorming how to go about it exactly, I'll post it up when I've got it right :)

Ernest Worthing
07-29-2010, 04:13 PM
yeah, i agree, the concept is really nice! but i think the colors, angle etc should be different.

Cracker Funk
07-29-2010, 05:09 PM
Dready's concept is a terrific idea. I'll be frank, and of course I don't intend this as an insult, but it's aesthetic could use a little polishing.

I have friends. Friends who have recently graduated, with degrees in graphics design. Friends who are trying to start careers in graphics design. Friends who might put in some really quality work for less than they are worth. It's just a thought.

Buddy Greenfield
07-29-2010, 06:21 PM
I can’t upload mine (For fun), but it breaks the rules anyways.
So I made it my avatar. :D

-Thanks-

Dreadylocks
07-29-2010, 07:11 PM
Just for fun I made this. Not sure if there would be any application for it, but it was great practice.

lEXweyYpOXk
Still processing so the quality should improve, soon.

I'm having a blast turning it into a dark spooky version of that animation. Lightning bolts, the works. God, I love videocopilot :D :yes:

ROC
07-29-2010, 08:11 PM
Indietalk.com

Dreadylocks
07-29-2010, 08:17 PM
Indietalk.com

I like it. Simple. Understated. All it needs it Helvetica :P

Will Vincent
07-29-2010, 08:46 PM
I like it. Simple. Understated. All it needs it Helvetica :P
So long as it's not Comic Sans or Papyrus.. lol

i got a feeling that willvincent will step up to the plate and claim his throne of 3 year membs...
And why is that? I'm no designer, besides I don't mind paying for my prem. membership.. it's not terribly expensive after all. ;)

But seriously, why?

Digital Root Films
07-29-2010, 09:16 PM
I may be a newb and thirteen, but I might as well try! I was messing around in illustrator and photoshop and came up with this:
http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/1179/indietalklogo.jpg
Also, I vote for dreadlockys! It is amazing!

rockerrockstar
07-29-2010, 11:32 PM
Dreadylocks like your graphics but maybe turn it into flash animation and have the latters flash around. Like the letters are lights that are out at spots and then randomly light up. Just an idea. You could make it look like night insead of day maybe or just darker. Not sure. But just an idea.

ROC
07-29-2010, 11:33 PM
Is it worth creating a sound design for the animated logo once it is completed?

rockerrockstar
07-30-2010, 02:09 AM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs232.snc4/38953_1440281818346_1572084592_1006046_7560666_n.j pg

Here is my first try for a header design. Not sure if you wanted just a logo or a header. My first try using photoshop. I downloaded the trial version and designed this.

Cracker Funk
07-30-2010, 02:47 AM
Okay, stop. Everybody stop. There are a lot of really creative minds on here, and that's why I love this place. But let's recognize what we're good at, and maybe admit that we should look elsewhere for certain things.

The owner of the website below is doing work far beyond what any of us are capable of. Although, I do stand by my proposed logo -- you have to admit it's pretty sweet.

Anyway, I don't know what's wrong with her website, it's kinda jacked up. But if you look at the images in her portfolio, they speak for themselves. As sweet as Dready's idea is, none of the proposed images here have looked anything even remotely as professional as what my friend is doing.

And here's the thing -- there are PLENTY of people doing work as good as my friend, and they are eager to do it. College campuses -- that's where you shop projects like this.

I'm not trying to get a job for my friend. She's doing just fine on her own. I'm saying that this forum is the wrong place to get this project done.

It won't cost hundreds of dollars. It can be done for a very nominal fee.

I got five on it.

http://www.kpgrafica.com/index.php?/home/

Zensteve
07-30-2010, 02:51 AM
Okay, stop. Everybody stop.

No. http://zenweasel.com/images/smilies/smiley_colbert.gif

.

Cracker Funk
07-30-2010, 02:54 AM
No. http://zenweasel.com/images/smilies/smiley_colbert.gif

.

You're just saying that cuz I figured out your evil plan with the crab-people. Some day I will know what is going on in that Premium forum. Arrgghhhh!

rockerrockstar
07-30-2010, 03:01 AM
Well if you looking to hire some one. Here is a guy that did some website graphic work for my sites before. The prices are cheap too and pretty nice. He may be able to come up with something good. http://www.infovictory.com/

I just thought it was fun trying to design a header. I was thinking of trying to figure out how do a flash header that was animated too.

indietalk
07-30-2010, 02:01 PM
References are good, I've had bad luck using CL.

Cracker Funk
07-30-2010, 03:03 PM
References are good, I've had bad luck using CL.

I can recommend Kim Phillips, wholeheartedly. FYI, she's more of an aqcuaintance than a friend (point being -- I'm not trying to just hook up a friend, this is my honest recommendation). She's passionate about her work, very creative, and straight-up professional. She did some work on my 48HFP a couple years ago, and I'm going to be hiring her to do the titles for my current feature.

I have absolutely no clue what she would ask for compensation, but please PM me if you'd like her email (although, I'm sure it's on her website).

Will Vincent
07-30-2010, 08:16 PM
I dunno, I think sourcing this from someone in the forum, if possible, is a very good option.

If someone were going to be hired, I'd suggest one of these:

http://www.sosfactory.com/
http://thelogocompany.net/
http://www.logoworks.com/


Of course there's a million logo designers out there,...

TheOpusFuller
07-30-2010, 11:59 PM
Figured I would take a stab at this...

I have a lot of designs for the logo. I will slowly post them over the next few days...

Enjoy or Dislike.

http://a.imageshack.us/img716/214/indietalk.jpg

Of course this is pretty rough.

bird
07-31-2010, 11:52 AM
I like Dreadylocks' concept, but agree with CF about the execution. I could see a night vision with a more neutral palette.

Uranium City
07-31-2010, 12:30 PM
I have to say I'm not a fan of the Hollywood sign motif. I mean, this is Indietalk, right? Aren't we sort of by our nature anti-Hollywood?

I've been all over the Internets and this right here is the REAL DEAL. We're not populated nor run by teenagers with their parents' handycams. Here you can chat with working professionals, stroll the premiere membership areas for sneak previews of movies our own members are working on with huge indie stars, talk to folks who've sold screenplays for 6 figures and have them critique your short script, etc. You get real, practical advice and inspiration from experts all day long. No one else on the web can say that.

Think huge, folks...your mission as designers is to sell the awesomeness of our community and all it stands for in a logo. So far I've seen nothing that does that better than our current design.

Dreadylocks
07-31-2010, 12:55 PM
I appreciate the postive comments about my idea. And I take no offense whatsoever
about the 'negative' comments. I know I'm not a grpahic designer. And anyone who
likes the concept and wants to do better with it is totally welcome to do so :)

At the same time, I totally agree with everything Uranium City said.

It's true a lot of indies are, by nature, anti-Hollywood. But for a lot of indies, it's not
their preference and I think this site has a mixture of both. I personally don't think it
should have to be black and white. I would also work in the studio system if they
would have me. (please don't throw stones :P)

That was a digression, sorry. But I guess my point is that with my concept, I was trying
to be a bit ironic. We are like the United Federation of Anarchists. We shirk the Hollywood
system and have made our own indie version of Hollywood here online and in our own
communities.

Uranium City
07-31-2010, 02:38 PM
But I guess my point is that with my concept, I was trying
to be a bit ironic.

It occurred to me after my post that you probably meant for it to be taken ironically. You are obviously intelligent and witty and I was slow on the uptake.

DES
08-01-2010, 04:02 PM
So when does this contest end?

Also, being new here not sure why every post I clicked on so far tells me I don't have access to read the posts? Maybe I need to wait for something to become active?

Anyway, if this contest is running for awhile I might post a few ideas also?

spinner
08-02-2010, 12:05 PM
...maybe a big Monty Python foot on the Hollywood-like font...


Eh. Good luck, I look forward to seeing everything.

-- spinner :cool:

Alexxx11
08-02-2010, 12:22 PM
I like TheOpusFuller´s logo and think it has potential, but I also like the current design.
Moreover I agree with Uranium City concerning the hollywood-logo. The logo is, in my opinion, too childish and though everyone is friendly ( and probably deep in his heart still a little kid ;) ) it does not convey that here you can get professional advices.

I vote for OpusFuller! :)

rockerrockstar
08-03-2010, 11:59 PM
Here is a new one I just did.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs280.snc4/40345_1445452067599_1572084592_1022094_8137446_n.j pg

Buddy Greenfield
08-04-2010, 01:26 AM
Just for fun.

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/BillyWoodProductions/Logos/Italklogo2.jpg


-Thanks-

rockerrockstar
08-04-2010, 02:28 AM
Like it Buddy

Will Vincent
08-04-2010, 09:06 AM
I'm no graphic designer.. but here's a rough idea anyway.. if something like this is chosen someone else would have to refine it. But I think its got all the things I like most about a logo, it encompasses the topics this forum is related to (community, film) includes the name, and letters of the two words that make up the name subliminally. :D

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4859559399_4f32a9f5f1.jpg

bird
08-04-2010, 12:56 PM
I'm no graphic designer.. but here's a rough idea anyway.. if something like this is chosen someone else would have to refine it. But I think its got all the things I like most about a logo, it encompasses the topics this forum is related to (community, film) includes the name, and letters of the two words that make up the name subliminally. :D

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4859559399_4f32a9f5f1.jpg

I think this is a very sophisticated design, it's very architectural and may even be a bit elitist. But, don't get me wrong, I like it. I also think you'd need to add sprockets to the bottom of the *T* lintel...most peeps wouldn't recognize super8 or 16 perforations...they're used to double sprockets. Nice job.

Will Vincent
08-04-2010, 05:35 PM
I think the idea, actually, was that the perfs for the other side would be where the indietalk words are at the bottom, and the blank space between would be the actual 'frame' but whatevs.. like I said, I'm not a designer, it's a concept.

Buddy Greenfield
08-05-2010, 01:40 AM
Removed

Buddy Greenfield
08-05-2010, 04:15 AM
Removed

Will Vincent
08-05-2010, 08:36 AM
huh.. wow, that really doesn't contain any of the same things that my rough sketch does.. no offense Buddy, but that seems to completely miss the points I was trying to convey.

M1chae1
08-05-2010, 08:47 AM
Not sure it's cool to take someone else's design, use elements of it, and make your own design. I mean, this may be a community contest, but it's not a collaborative effect to win an award here...

Buddy Greenfield
08-05-2010, 01:17 PM
Will,

Sorry man, (I’ll remove it) I was just playing around with it for something to do (I’m not into the contest myself, actually I didn’t think you were into it either for ome reason -sorry.), I liked the font though.

I’m curious what points it was trying to convey, or what you were going for. I liked the corners meeting, but I don't really get what it's supposed to be the overall. Just abstract?


Michael,

I do what I want, but thanks for pointing that out -you've made me a better person. :lol:

-Thanks-

M1chae1
08-05-2010, 01:23 PM
Michael,

I do what I want, but thanks for pointing that out -you've made me a better person. :lol:

-Thanks-

Thank you. I try.

Will Vincent
08-05-2010, 02:38 PM
I’m curious what points it was trying to convey, or what you were going for. I liked the corners meeting, but I don't really get what it's supposed to be the overall. Just abstract?


You must not have read what I wrote in the post...

"its got all the things I like most about a logo, it encompasses the topics this forum is related to (community, film) includes the name, and letters of the two words that make up the name subliminally." :D

indietalk
08-05-2010, 03:36 PM
I have a logo I am going to use. No it is not from this thread it was designed awhile back and I never used it. I looked at it recently and I like it.

I'm going to do a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for efforts here.

1st (1 year Premiere) TheOpusFuller - You are a great designer. That logo rocks. I may contact you in the future about stuff.

2nd (6 months Premeire extension) Will Vincent - The concept you were going for is sort of similar to the logo I am using. For this reason, you come in second.

3rd (1 month Premiere extension) Dreadylocks - Nice work there.

Thanks to all that gave it a go!

Buddy Greenfield
08-05-2010, 03:36 PM
I did read it, and should have said I don’t see how those elements are communicated in the imagine.
I understand that is what you were going for (and that is cool, it’s a fine design), but I don’t understand or see the leap from a rectangle, a circle and something that kind of looks like film to “Encompasses the topics this forum is related to (community, film)..”, and was wondering what if anything specific the imagine was supposed to be that would make that connection to me, or if it’s just those ideas presented in an abstract kind of way.

Congrats! Opus, Will and Dready. :)

-Thanks-

M1chae1
08-05-2010, 03:40 PM
Shit. I was going to submit mine this weekend. I had it prepped with sketches and all. :(

Next time.

Cracker Funk
08-05-2010, 04:36 PM
I have a logo I am going to use. No it is not from this thread it was designed awhile back and I never used it. I looked at it recently and I like it.

I'm going to do a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for efforts here.

1st (1 year Premiere) TheOpusFuller - You are a great designer. That logo rocks. I may contact you in the future about stuff.

2nd (6 months Premeire extension) Will Vincent - The concept you were going for is sort of similar to the logo I am using. For this reason, you come in second.

3rd (1 month Premiere extension) Dreadylocks - Nice work there.

Thanks to all that gave it a go!

I feel rather slighted by this snub. I thought my logo was pretty sweet. :(

indietalk
08-05-2010, 04:40 PM
I gave you a trial membership boobie prize.

Cracker Funk
08-05-2010, 04:54 PM
Woohoooooo!!!!

knightly
08-05-2010, 05:21 PM
Too awesome! That IT is a swell guy :) Welcome new premiere folks to the hidden party that goes on 24/7/364 ( We need a day off to recover every once in a while ).

Uranium City
08-05-2010, 05:22 PM
Congratulations, everyone! Some nice efforts all around. And I for one am looking forward to the new site design.

spinner
08-05-2010, 05:37 PM
I'm sure I'll miss our old familiar grey. So long as it is easy to read and doesn't have colors that make my eyes bleed, I'm sure the new design will be great! I look forward to seeing it. :yes:

-- spinner :cool:

Will Vincent
08-05-2010, 06:14 PM
was wondering what if anything specific the imagine was supposed to be that would make that connection to me, or if it’s just those ideas presented in an abstract kind of way.

Look at the whole image, not its pieces. ;)
The only other hint I'll give you is that community is often represented by a figure with outstretched arms...

Oh, and thanks indietalk! Hooray for extensions.. lol. I'm excited to see the new logo and the redesigned site.

indietalk
08-05-2010, 06:30 PM
Once the site is redesigned maybe we'll bring back the film challenges we used to do. Some of you remember them. First things first. Redesign site then make it better with features and contests etc. (hint: the redesign is also an overhaul of the site's software so I have to wait until after).

Uranium City
08-05-2010, 06:45 PM
maybe we'll bring back the film challenges we used to do

YESSSSSS!

wheatgrinder
08-05-2010, 07:05 PM
woho! Good showing you freaks..

Dreadylocks
08-05-2010, 07:41 PM
W00t! Thanks Indie :D


Good job guys! :cheers:

TheOpusFuller
08-05-2010, 07:47 PM
Wow, this is great news! I popped in here and to my surprise, I see that I placed #1. Glorious!

Thanks Indie. And absolutely, always down for crushing through some ideas if ever needed.

See you guys on the flip side AKA Premiere Status Side.

Zensteve
08-05-2010, 08:35 PM
maybe we'll bring back the film challenges we used to do. Some of you remember them.

Those were awesome fun. Yes!! :woohoo:

John@Bophe
08-05-2010, 09:22 PM
maybe we'll bring back the film challenges

Ahhh, the good days. Bophe has not made a movie in two years. Maybe this is just the kick-in-the-pants we need!

indietalk
08-05-2010, 09:27 PM
We'll do it again this fall/winter.

knightly
08-05-2010, 09:43 PM
I'm down! Ready to rock out, etc...

Will Vincent
08-05-2010, 10:02 PM
I need a reason to put all my new gear to use.. so I'm probably game, depends on scheduling

Cracker Funk
08-05-2010, 10:32 PM
Now we're talking!

ROC
08-05-2010, 10:33 PM
Indietalk didn't reply to my offer of sound design...

pity.

wheatgrinder
08-06-2010, 05:29 PM
I like little short well contained challenges.. like, well "get good chicken footage" Im all over that! :)