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.