Cover Make Over – Week 3, Moon

This week I have picked another movie poster, I promise next week I’ll pick something else……….any ideas? Sci-fi Movie starring Sam Rockwell, written and directed by Duncan Jones; Moonmoon-movie-posters


Sam Bell has a three year contract to work for Lunar Industries. For the contract’s entire duration, he is the sole employee based at their lunar station. His primary job responsibility is to harvest and periodically rocket back to Earth supplies of helium-3, the current clean and abundant fuel used on Earth. There is no direct communication link available between the lunar station and Earth, so his only direct real-time interaction is with GERTY, the intelligent computer whose function is to attend to his day to day needs. With such little human contact and all of it indirect, he feels that three years is far too long to be so isolated; he knows he is beginning to hallucinate as the end of his time approaches. All he wants is to return to Earth to be with his wife Tess and their infant daughter. With only weeks left in his contract, Sam has an accident, however, he awakens to find that he is not alone. He also comes to realize that his world is not what he thought it was.



I used model James Xavier image and some Awake Course Content as well as some bonus Shift Art content to create my version, as well as a full moon image and some water for the background. I extracted James and placed him over the water and Moon. Added textures, gradient fills and colour overlays, then added the text. It ended up with an murky underwater feel, which on the surface isn’t so much space orientated but it does describe the surreal partial drowning effect associated with loosing one’s mind (or so I’ve been told).

Don’t forget to ping back and tag your work #CoverMakeOver, so I can see it.

Til next time, happy snapping…