Friday, 20 December 2013

Opening sequences from different genres.



Here are two opening sequences from completely different genres. In the first video, it is an opening sequence from 'The holiday' a romantic film. The lighting is quite bright which works alongside with the light hearted aural setting to create a happy and enjoyable mood. However this completely contrast with 'The exorcism of Emily Rose' which has a dark and dreary colour scheme which matches the deep music which has been adding to it, this creates an eerie feel when watching the opening which immediately gives away how the director wants you to feel throughout the film.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Opening sequence changes

How opening sequences has changed over the years for Batman.

In this opening sequence it shows all the actors and producers/directors who helped in creating the film, they are shown in chronological order of importance with a dark neutral background. Their is music playing which is dark and eerie which creates an auroa for the film immediately. Because it just says there names it doesn't reveal much in terms of plot and setting for the film.

In this opening sequence unlike in the one from the 1980's, they see to have focused more on setting the scene by more location shots rather than stating the actor and producers name. However there is still the technique of playing deep, dark music so that it creates an eerie mood for the film. The overall quality of the film has improved and each image looks a lot less pixel.

In this opening sequence from 2012, the two previous batman ideas have been taken into account and have been combined to make this the most advanced one. The names of all cast and crew have been mentioned however in the background of these we see what seems to be in a lab which instantly makes us consider that the film could have reference to crimes. The overall quality here also seems to be much more high definition than the other too.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Film Company Logos

Here is a small mood board of Company Logos, i have done this so that when it comes to designing the logo for my opening sequence i have some inspiration which i can refer back to. Company Logos are important because they are something that gives the production company some recognition and by having a logo it makes them more eye catching and there fore the name more memorable.

People know these logos of by heart as they are so well known and common, so it is important to have a good logo which is as memorable as the films that they all create.

Monday, 9 December 2013


Me and my group found this intro to Martin Scoresese's The Wolf Of Woll Street very interesting and inspirational. Although this film does not conform to our chosen genre of a thriller; we found it's opening title sequence intriguing and thought that we could take certain elements that we could include into our opening title.

The approach of direct speech to the audience in which Leonardo DiCaprio breaks the fourth wall is highly effective. This engages the audience from the outset and allows to give a better insight on the characters personality. This technique was even more effective in this film as The Wolf Of Wall Street is a biographical film; therefore aims to portray the life of a character.

As a group we are still undecided on initial plot/characters ideas for our film opening; we do however want to take the audience on a personal journey with the chosen character and the technique of breaking the fourth wall is highly effective in doing so.

Title sequence Genre Research