Tuesday, 10 December 2013

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Monday, 9 December 2013

Target Audience 

Our target audience is between the ages of 16-35 as my group and i feel that people around this age group would best understand the triller genre  especially  the sub genre crime thriller as this genre is what we will be focusing on when producing our opening title sequence.


someone into intrigue and mystery with a tint of a twist. someone who like to try and work things out for themselves but sometimes never quite gets there. a person who never gives up trying and will always give it a shot on working out what in happening, yet still loves the element of surprise

Tuesday, 3 December 2013


 The opening title sequence to sixth sense is very simplistic as it is a black background with white text fading in and out from the middle.As this is the only thing happening you are drawn to read the text what is good as then the people get the recognition  they wanted,but this could put people off watching the film as i feel that if the opening title sequence is good and you become emerged  in the film so you want to watch more but as it is very simple people might lose interest as some people might judge a book by its cover and feel that the film will be simple and boring.

I like the text that they have used as it is not big and bold in your face and is simplistic,this is one of the reasons i like this sort of font but i extremely like the white text on the black background as it stands out and catches our eye.

Monday, 2 December 2013


My first question was "what is your favourite  genre ?" 

Most people answered  horror and thriller,this suggests that i should crate a horror or thriller opening title sequence as the majority of people prefer to watch this genre.

Here is a screenshot of why people like horror and thriller films.

 From this i found out that people like horrors because they like to get scared and feel immersed in the film.also they like the tension that builds up and the plot. so when i create my opening title i will
included long drawn out  music that builds up tension to make the viewer already imersed  in the film.

What genre are we doing ?

In my previous post i have put up some mood boards on different  genres so i could get ideas for all the genres and then i sat down with my group and we looked at are mood boards and decided what genre of opening title sequence.We have decided to do a thriller opening title sequence because our survey results showed that the most of the people that took my survey preferred Horror and thriller films but we decided to chose thriller because we feel that we can make a better quality opening sequence in the thriller genre. And we liked the fonts and style that thriller films have. I will look at opening thriller sequences to collect more ideas.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

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Sound In Opening Sequences

The sound is one of the key parts to the opening title sequence because it sets the mood for example a horror film would have music that has long notes that is high pitched that changes low to high and creates tension where as thrillers will have music that builds up the start of the film that could be a major event in the film.But if the music is pop then you know that the film is going to be happy and could be comedy and will not be a horror film.
Camera Shots In Opening Sequences

The main camera shot angle that is used for opening sequences is wide shots when displaying the location for instance in the Panic Room opening sequence, but when the main character is introduced the camera angle switches to a mid-shot to close-up so that the audience get a clear look at what the main character looks like so they can create their own first impressions of the character.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Narrative Opening Sequence

This is where the opening title sequence tells a story for example spiderman 2's opening title sequence tell you the story of the first spiderman so you can recap on it or if you have not seen the first one it gives you a idea to what happened by showing you key points from the film.or the opening title sequence shows you what is going to happen in the film but most producers do not use this method as they might ruin the film for the viewers for example the Catch me if you can opening title sequence is narrative and tells the story of a man chasing a criminal around a airport and other places.this the stroy to the film but they have shown it in cartoon so now one really catchs on until the film is near the end that it was showing you what haappens in the film.

Normally, the narrative sequences are more interesting because they have a story behind them whereas the non-narrative opening sequences aren't as interesting because sometimes they make no sense or they are one city skyline.For example Panic Room does this in its opening title sequence.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Title sequence timeline Panic Room
0:00-0:26 Columbia Pictures Presents                                    music building up tension 
0:27-0:29 a Hofflund/polone production                                                       |
0:30-0:32 an Indelible picture                                                                        |
0:33-0:37 Jodie Foster                                                                                   |
0:38-0:40 Forest Whitaker                                                                             |
0:41-0:44 Dwight Yoakam                                                                            |
0:45-0:48 Jared Leto                                                                                      |
0:49-0:55 (Title) Panic Room                                                                        |
0:56-0:59 Kristen Stewart                                         music becomes more upbeat but still building up 
1:00-1:03 Ann Magnuson & Ian Buchaman
1:04-1:07 Patrick Bauchau & Paul Schulze
1:08-1:11 Casting by  Laray Mayfield 
1:12-1;15 Costume Designer Michael Kaplan                                          
1:16-1:19 Music by Howard Shore
1:20-1:24 Film editors James Haygood.A.C.E  &  Angus Wall
1:25-1:28 Production Designer Arthur Max 

Thursday, 14 November 2013

when we make are opening title sequence we are going to have to make a logo just like this one in my group we have been looking at ideas i extremely like  the paramount logo and the 20th century fox.
They both have their names big and bold in the middle of the screen so when we make ares we are going to have it large and make it stand out from everything around it .

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

What is a title sequence ?

A title sequence is the method by which films or television programs present their title, key production and cast members, or both, utilizing conceptual visuals and sound. It usually follows but should not be confused with the opening credits, which are generally nothing more than a series of superimposed text.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

I  extremely like the white text and black/dark background as i feel that it makes the text stand out.i will try and incorporate this style in my opening sequence as it is very affective.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Lord of war's opening sequence is all about the life of a bullet from when it is made to when it is shot in to a skull of a young man. Lord of war is all about the life of a a arm's dealer. The opening title sequence is very good as the camera if fixed behind one bullet and shows you who has contributed towards the film as the story of the bullet goes on. The text is in the middle of the screen and is easy to read as most of the time the text is up against a black background with white text so it stands out.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Catch me if you can has a animated opening title sequence if that this is a very good opening film sequence because it was different at the time to all the other film opening sequences so it could have interested people more in the film than the normal opening film sequences.Also i think that Catch me if you can has a very effective opening title sequence because it makes you follow the line through all the shots and the line helps make up the peoples names who have contributed towards the film.The opening tile sequence shows two men one trying to get away from the other this ties in with the films title "Catch me if you can"it starts with them in a airport then moves to a car chase in to what looks like a bar/hotel scene. This could be portraying what is going to happen in the film in animation (but i would not know as i have not seen this film).

overall i think that the Catch me if you can opening title sequence is very good and would have been very different at the time the film was released.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Spiderman 2 Opening Credits

The Spiderman opening credits is very good as it refreshes you memory of what happened in the first film or gives you a brief understanding to people who did not watch the first video.it shows a series of images that are key points that happened in the first film.They have made the opening credits seem like you are going through a spiders web. As the images are being shown on one side of the screen they are showing the credits next to the images,but before this starts Columbia films is shown before the credits start because they are the one who have put the money behind the film.tThen followed by the films title and after the title is shown the credits start.Starting with the producers(Laura Ziskin,Avi Arad).I feel that the images are good but they take up all your attention and you do not read the credits so you miss all the people that made the film as you are focused on the images.As all the lines pass other the screen it becomes very difficult to read the credits as some of the letters are enlarged.