Martini Shot

Designer

Huixin Zheng

Art director

Abby Guido

Year

2020

Martini Shot is a Hollywood term for the last shot of the film for a specific day on set. We took this iconic term and gave it a new life in the form of a service that combines movies, entertainment, and mixed drinks. This experience offers customers an opportunity to be their bartender at home. Our drinks are specifically curated for each film to give a feeling of an immersive movie night. Martivi Shot’s goal is to blend the familiarity of home and the excitement of going out, without the stress of coronavirus.

The Problem

Coronavirus has halted many social experiences including movie theatres and bars. This forced many small businesses to temporarily struggle or close their doors.

When we compare the two figures for the number of people going to bars in 2019 and 2020, it becomes clear that this year, due to exceptional circumstances, the number of people in the very decline, which crisis to many bars.

This chart reflects the percentage of restaurants in our dataset that are accepting reservations from diners.

Additionally, it creates a lack of night activities that were once popular within the city. Movie theatres and bars were not allowed to open under the current regulations and many found it difficult to quickly think of ways to keep business afloat. People aren’t permitted to gather in large groups due to social distancing and the limited capacity of businesses brings a sense of unfamiliarity to the experience. Through quarantine, many people found themselves having to be more self-reliant because of the closures of many businesses.

To further our research, we had to discover what our audience would be looking for in our services. Through carefully curated research, we came up with a few user personas to help drive the solution to our problem.

User Personas

After organizing a range of interests and potential customers, we then moved onto how we would tackle our solution.

Our Approach

Before we could get down to Brass Tacks, we first had to discover how we wanted our approach to look and feel. So we began brainstorming and came up with some ideas and visuals for our solution.

We wanted to adjust to the current state of social life and bring it into the comfort of customers’ homes. Our packages provide an activity that helps customers gain a new skill and opens them up to the world of mixology. This brings the DIY-mentality into Martini Shot and keeps customers entertained at home. We purchase and rebrand existing stock of alcohol and bar tools from local bars and restaurants to support them. Our movie selection coincides with screenings at independent theatres to offer a new digital experience of these well-loved establishments. To address the struggles that many independent movie theatres and bars are having we teamed up with them, each movie has offerings of hand-selected drinks and curated packaging to create a full experience.

A full experience would not be complete however without a digital interactive experience. Through much trial and error, we found a system that would work best with our design. We then created a wireframe that would represent how the user would navigate through our online interface.

Once a solution was in place, we each dove into bringing our brands to life.

On-Boarding

Logo Design
Physical Design
Website

Conclusion

In conclusion, our customers are our top priority and we want them to feel special during their home movie night. Through diverse movies, curated drinks, and tailored packaging we expand beyond what a traditional movie night consists of. The experience of making your own drinks allows customers to interact with one another and give them a new skill. The user then diverges into a full cinematic event, bringing the big screen picture to the household.