Creating cinematic images in Midjourney can be accomplished with a single prompt. In this Midjourney tutorial, I provide the prompt that I use to swiftly generate impressive cinematic images. Once you grasp this efficient strategy, you’ll have the ability to swiftly conjure cinematic visuals in Midjourney at your command.
The prompt is a template that I will share with you, allowing you to easily copy and paste it to follow along. This approach is particularly valuable when referencing beloved cinematic shots from well-known films or simply creating cinematic images in general. Let’s dive right in.
This prompt is actually one of the prompts from my AI Art Studio 2.0, which I’ve listed here for cinematic stills. We can open an example photo prompt to witness this prompt in action, and now we can copy it and paste it into Midjourney. You can simply type “/imagine” and then paste the prompt.
As you can see, there are various fields to fill out in the prompt: a subject, a preposition, a backgrounded environment, and a specific film style for inspiration. Some of you might already have a clear vision for your cinematic image, but for those seeking assistance with parameters like subjects, backgrounds, environments, and film styles, AI Art Studio 2 can be quite helpful. It contains a comprehensive component database with numerous options for each element.
To begin, I need to choose a subject. I’ll open a list of 100 subjects and look for inspiration. For this first cinematic shot, I’ve decided on a pirate. I’ll copy that and return it to Midjourney to paste it in as the subject.
So now, our prompt reads: “Cinematic still of a pirate.” Next, I need to choose a preposition. This determines the relationship between the subject and the background and environment. I’ll select “on” for the preposition, but you can choose your own, such as “below” or “above,” depending on how you want the subject to interact with the background and environment.
I’ll also pick a background and environment. For this image, a moonlit beach seems fitting for a pirate. I’ll paste that into the prompt, resulting in: “Cinematic still of a pirate on a moonlit beach.”
Now comes the crucial part – choosing a specific film style to inspire this cinematic still. Once again, I have film styles within my art studio, and I’ve decided to go with the cold, atmospheric coloring of “The Revenant.” I’ll copy the film style, including the film title and director, and paste it into the prompt.
Moving on to parameters, I typically prefer a cinematic aspect ratio and let Midjourney handle the rest. For this image, I’ll select a 2:1 aspect ratio to create a wide, cinematic shot with an expansive field of view.
With the prompt complete, I can send it off and see the result. Midjourney has done an excellent job in creating this cinematic image, capturing the cold and blue color palette reminiscent of “The Revenant.” These images are truly epic and cinematic, with the bottom left one particularly catching my eye.
To save this image and upload it to my art gallery, I’ll first copy the prompt for reference. Then, I’ll add it to my gallery, paste in the prompt, and upload the image. Once it’s uploaded, I can access it in my art gallery, along with the prompts I used for each image.
Now, let’s explore how the choice of cinematic film style affects the image. I’ll generate another image using the same prompt, keeping all parameters the same except for the film style.
For this image, I’ve selected a steampunk inventor as the subject and a cozy library as the background and environment. The initial cinematic film style is “American Psycho,” with a 4:3 aspect ratio.
Now, I’ll generate a second image with the same prompt, but this time using the film style from “The Master” by Paul Thomas Anderson.
Comparing the two images, you can clearly see the differences. While both are cinematic, “American Psycho” results in a clearer, more vibrant image, while “The Master” adds a smoky, grainy quality. The choice of film style significantly impacts the final image.
MidJourney Cinematic Prompt
Template Prompt: cinematic still of [subject] in/on/by/within/around [background and environment] film style of [cinematic film] [Parameters]
In conclusion, this tutorial demonstrates how to efficiently create cinematic images in MidJourney using a specific prompt. By carefully selecting subjects, prepositions, backgrounds, environments, and film styles, you can tailor your images to achieve the desired cinematic effect.