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Wednesday, 9 January 2013

first shooting

First Shoot Review

Feedback from our first shoot:

This is a print screen from one of the shots we done yesterday. On the flip camera the shots looked fine and a bit dark which is what we wanted. As well , we believed that we could brighten it up once edited. When uploaded and watched back the clip , they was even more darker and as you can see its complete darkness and found out that you cant add brightness into the shot once edited as it would stand out when watched back and for the audience will notice it and feel it doesn't suit and looks weird.
From our first shoot , we feel although the clips never worked as we wished. We have learnt that we need as much light as possible and when uploaded to quick time , it will come out or darker and its easier to edit to make it darker  than bring the brightness up. We also going to bring lights/torches to bring light for the shots and try and reflect it of walls and ect when we next film. Although , only one clip worked , we feel we have learnt something new for the future which we will be sure not to make the same mistake again.

Tour of the Set/Apartment


This is video showing the apartment/set we are working on to film our title sequence. I take you through each room giving you a in sight tour of the place.



Typography is very important when it comes to title sequences. the typography is mainly used to give away the genre of the film, for example if the words are distorted then the genre is likely to be thriller as it is like a puzzle. In some cases the typography can tell you what the film is, for example Harry Potter's type of writing is very popular and is known world wide. the typography also involves the order in which the world are presented. the order of the credits are normally production company, film title, actors names, Producer, writer and director, with other less important role imbertween. the colour of the typography can also tell us a lot about the film, for example if the colour was red i would think the film would be a horror or romance, along with the way it looks you can tell either it is horror or romance.  overall typography is very important to the title sequence.

the typography of Catch me if you can is very simple in a way as there is no special font to it. however the lines used that are connected to the letters makes the clip more flowing and to show they are all connected with each other. the lines look they are almost following the person, which links to the film as he does have somebody following him.

the lines that are connected to the letters are also are used to create objects. for example in the title sequence the lines are used to create ladders, book shelfs and a rope.

The order in which the actors are presented shows leonardo di caprio first mainly because he is the main character and possible because he is the star of the movie. Tom hanks is the other big star in this film.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

all the things that need to be done.

This is what you should ALL have on your blogs thus far:

1. Continuity sequence and evaluation of it
2. 'The Art of the Title' homework task (Leanne)
3. Saul Bass write-up and independent titles analysis
4. Presentation on a title sequence designer of your choosing
5. Pitch video, presentation, feedback sheets and summary of feedback/comments on what you think of it
6. Zombieland analysis
7. Analysis of a title sequence of your choosing
8. Genre notes and analysis of a sequence of your genre
9. Class notes written up, including codes conventions of title sequences and Sound
10. Video of your fight sequence and explanation of what you did and evaluation of what you learnt through the process
11. Audience profile for your film
12. The order of the titles & importance of typography, to include analysis of Se7en/Catch Me if You Can/Lord of War covered in lesson.
13. Write-up of film industry work completed with Shaun.
14. Video feedback from Leanne/Shaun with your comments as to how you are going to address the feedback for improvements.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

ideas for are title sequence

Ideas for title sequence

During the lesson we had to come up with ideas to put in are title sequence. As are film is a horror we needed to have key features in it to show that it is a horror.

As a group we decided that a diary would be the key part of the sequence as it has a key importance to the film. We are going to cut from a man looking around an abandoned apartment to the diary being turned every so often to show it has great importance. We also decided that we would have pictures of the boy’s family members to show the history of the family which he doesn’t know about.  Also passports and birth certificates which shows the hidden identity of him and again the family he doesn’t know. The title sequence will be set in the dark because it gives a scary feel and also because we don’t want his face to be seen. For the soundtrack we have suggested that we would like pianos and violins. We want the music to start of slow and then get faster and faster has at the end of the title sequence we want a hand on the diary to suggest that it has been found by him. 

From the title sequence we want to show that he has a hidden identity, he’s lonely and he is rushing around as if he is looking for something.

saul bass

Saul Bass

Saul Bass was a very famous graphic designer and film maker who is well known for his title sequences that are seen as master pieces. Saul Bass has worked with some of the greatest people in film, for example Alfred Hitchcock and him both worked together in the film psycho, he has also worked with martin Scorsese in the film good fellas and has also worked with the likes of Stanley Kubrick and Otto Preminger. A lot of Saul’s title sequences involve simple shapes and lines which show different things in different title sequences, for example in the film anatomy of murders the shaped represent the body parts. saul bass' work is seen as some of the best title sequences in the world and many graghic designers look up to him has the good father of title sequences.

Monday, 3 December 2012

saul bass- oceans 11 title sequence

The title sequence of oceans 11 expresses a lot about what the film could be about as of the way the numbers and letters are shown and this objects that apear throughout the sequence.

The font of the words and numbers that apear suggest that the film will be based in vegas because the lights look like spotlight shinning down. it also suggest gambling as they are the light you expect to see in a casino, being glamorous. The colours change throughout the sequence

Not only are words and letters used but we also see objects and different shapes. in the sequence we see arrows which are used a lot by saul bass and a lot of his work uses simple shapes. The objects significant as they tell us that the film is set in a casino and they are gambling. we see playing cars turned on a table which gives us the idea that they are gambling. slot machines are in the sequence, the slot machine is being used and each time they almost win the jackpot which suggest that they may be unlucky, in the slot machine we also see a man and women about to kiss which could suggest romance. We then go on to dices which another significant object of a casino.

The music in the title sequence to me suggest that they are living the high life and they are wealthy. the music is very classy. the music is jazz which links to the actor frank sinatra who sings similar songs to jazz. the music also suggest risk which suggest they will risk when it comes to gambling.

Monday, 19 November 2012

This is are pitch presentation of are film Without Prejudice. we talked about are film idea and the class said how promising the film is and told us the positives and negatives of are film idea.