Everyone loves movies, which means that there is a good chance that everyone will love a movie yearbook theme.
The ultimate in glamorous yearbooks – scrolling film, popcorn, and a red carpet. You can make a really fun and unique movie theme, there’s plenty of inspiration – just visit your local cinema or movie theatre and take a look around.
Using a movie yearbook theme can make some other tough decisions much simpler. For example; photos are naturally going to be in either an awards night style or, if you’re feeling adventurous, in fancy dress as your favourite movie characters.
Action! Lights! Yearbook! Creating a Hollywood-Inspired Yearbook with a Movie Theme
So how do you put together a yearbook movie theme? Here are some examples of using movie genres for inspiration:
- Famous movie stills, this can be time consuming, but also really fun. Get as many people as are willing to get together and recreate some famous ‘stills’ from your favourite movies.
- Walk of fame, ever wanted to have your name on one of those stars in the Hollywood walk of fame? Well luckily for you, there are plenty of websites that can make that dream a reality. Not in real life of course, but they can make it look like you have hit the big time.
- Clapper Board, take one, action. Clapper boards have become an iconic symbol of all things movie related. Use them on your student pages, or to separate out sections.
- IMDB Pages, when you want to know more about a film, director or an actor, there is only one place to go, IMDB. The international movie database is the go-to website for everything film related. If you have some design experience you could make your student pages look like an IMDB profile, complete with a bio, ‘did you know’ facts, photos and a ‘known for’ section.
- Reels of film, reels of film look really good on yearbook pages. They can be used to separate sections, or for titles of photos.
- Animation, if you are a fan of animated movies and have some talented artists in your school, you could add some animated pages. Use bright colours, speech bubbles and even create your own characters.
- Get the Rom Com look, whilst we might not all like to admit it, there is nothing better than discovering a new cheesy rom-com on Netflix. Use hearts, pastel colours, scrapbook elements, and bubbly rounded fonts to create this look.
- Sci fi, If Sci-fi movies are more your thing use planets, stars, lines of code and numbers, space ships, and aliens to give a fantasy feel.
- Musicals, think more along the lines of Chicago, or Moulin Rouge than Les Miserables for this theme. Unless of course you feel a particular attachment to the French Revolution. Big stage graphics with red curtains and preppy fonts can really make this look come to life.
- Westerns, this might be a bit of a long shot, as westerns aren’t the most popular genre of movie right now. But we do love our western themed yearbook ideas. Cacti, saloon doors, cowboy boots and tumble weed can add up to a really strong theme. And western style ‘wanted’ pictures could result in some great student profile pages.
- Comedy, yearbooks themed around comedies can be amazing. Make sure your pictures are in fancy dress, and that you are as funny as you can be with your quotes and memories.
Why not also use quotes from your favourite Film and TV shows in your yearbook. While in the design use the classic movie theme elements such as film reels, clapperboards, movie cameras, etc.
Design tips to bring your movie theme to life
You can always go for a very slick, highly designed yearbook style – ask someone who is a dab hand at drawing to provide some illustrations for your yearbook page designs. Use images of film reels and put your photos inside the border to look super-authentic. ‘Walk of Fame’ gold stars are great for yearbook awards pages; just write the recipient’s name inside along with their award title.
This theme gives you the license to mix it up and use a wealth of colours, so don’t be afraid to experiment and put your school’s stamp on a movie yearbook theme.
Graphics of movie tickets or clapper boards are ideal for profile pages. Go for a ultra Hollywood theme with neon lettering for page titles and a red carpet running throughout, holding your page numbers perhaps.
Lots of movie related clipart and graphics can be found in Yearbook Hub. To get started on your design straight away, read our guide to starting your yearbook project.
Tutor group movie madness for profile page themes!
Ask each tutor group to come up with a favourite film which could be the theme of their profile pages, and then take a vote to make sure that everyone gets a say in which theme is chosen. Be careful not to break any copyright rules; just use the film’s genre as inspiration for your design i.e. a western, a sci-fi, a rom-com, etc.
If you have a bit of time put aside, recreate some famous movie stills within your year group and photograph them to include in title pages.