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I'm making a SaaS landing page, and in the upper section there's an interactive illustration of the product (a web interface) in a browser, showing what you can do with the product.

Screenshot of the illustration

This interface has a banner that the customers can change (black box in the screenshot) and I want to show with an example that the product can be used in the movie industry. But I'm struggling to create something that transmit this message without actually creating a banner about a real or fake movie.

For sports, I took a photo of supporters. For music, I took a photo of a musician.

But for movies ?

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A picture of a movie theater?

http://www.traversecityfilmfest.org/statetheatre/historyphotos/interior.jpg source

Maybe add some animation and on window load move the curtains from a left-right 200px in view to something like 100px. Giving it the feel like the movie is starting?

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Another option is to have the user choose it's favorite movie from a predefined list when browsing the page and upon selection, fetch a sequence from that movie and add it in the banner.

OR

You can create an image of a movie premiere and it should always chance upon refresh or as a slider with the title of the most popular IMDB movie titles from the current year.

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  • Thanks, but the blurred background behind the illustration is already a movie theater. I'd like the banner to make the visitor feel like it can be his movie in the header. – ryancey Jul 27 '16 at 10:38
  • @ryancey Well then, another option is to have the user choose it's favorite movie from a predefined list when browsing the page and upon selection, fetch a sequence from that movie and add it in the banner. – Alin Jul 27 '16 at 13:42
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    Or you can create an image of a movie premiere and it should always chance upon refresh or as a slider with the title of the most popular IMDB movie titles from the current year. – Alin Jul 27 '16 at 13:44
  • After consideration, I finally went for the movie theater. It's the most general way to transmit the idea. What was holding me back was that it doesn't transmit the idea "Put your own movie cover picture here" but more something like "It also works for the movie industry", but eh, can't satisfy everybody... For the answers involving real movies, I didn't want to do it for legal reasons. Thanks to all of you anyway. – ryancey Jul 28 '16 at 12:54
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Just to dump some ideas... popcorn? Film strips? Clapboards? Red carpets? Something being filmed? The last one can be pretty versatile too; if you ever want to change what is being filmed, you can probably photoshop the images in the camera and background to be different.

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I'd go for something very recognisable, like a popular animation movie. (Finding Dory, Zootopia, or maybe just Big Buck Bunny?).

This way it won't easily be mistaken for a still picture.

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    I'd rather avoid references to real movies for legal reasons. – ryancey Jul 28 '16 at 12:55
  • @ryancey this is why I mentioned Big Buck Bunny: peach.blender.org/about – Summer Jul 28 '16 at 12:58
  • My bad, I thought it was another popular movie, didn't know it was CC. – ryancey Jul 28 '16 at 13:23

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