Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Reservoir Dogs - 1992Reservoir dogs has become one of the most iconic title sequences in history. It's simplicity is unforgettable and is both cinematic and dramatic. The sequences features a gang of well dressed me walking in slow motion. The titles appear on top of the clip. The shot changes only briefly to a black background where the names of production stuff etc. are illustrated.
The Devil Wears Prada - 2006The Devil Wears Prada opening sequence is very different to that of Catch Me If You Can. The Devil Wears Prada uses photographs of objects (the objects contrast greatly) that relate to the film and it's characters. The pace is reasonably calm. Serif fonts are used which connote sophistication and elegance.
Catch Me If You Can - 2002
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Opening Sequence To 'Jackie Brown':
My first task was to create a timeline of credits and titles that appear in a two minute opening sequence. My partner and I chose to look at Jackie Brown, a 1997 crime drama by Quentin Tarantino. The opening scene uses the song 'Across 110th Street' by Bobby Womack throughout. Once the production company credits are shown, the first shot is displayed and the following titles are projected on top of this. Bellow is the timeline and sequence.
- Interestingly I noticed that the names of 'co-stars' were displayed on screen for less time then the main stars.
- The music matched the pace od the sequence perfectly.
- The shots were not complex and changed rarely.
Mise En Scene
This clip is perfect for analysing Mise En Scene. The costume (that of an air hostess) perfectly gives us an insight to the character. Furthermore the location (an airport) clearly establishes where action will take place. Props all further connotes travel and security. The lighting is high key and suggests the film will contain light hearted themes.
The cinematography for this film is very basic. A tracking shot is used for the majority of the opening follow the main character. This suggests the importance and relevance of 'Jackie Brown'. Other than this the only interesting piece of cinematography is a tilt to reveal a man being searched.
The editing in the film is also very basic. However, the font for the logo is very bold and 'camp'. Being a Tarantino film this could suggest the film will be exaggerated and in your face. The colours also suggest fun and resemble that of superhero's.
The music used was calmly paced. It matched the airport environment perfectly. At no point was diegetic sound used within the first two minutes. This could be done to keep the viewers attention on the titles rather than the story.
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Who Am I & What Is This Blog About?My name is Tyler Lewis Kilden and I am currently studying AS Media Studies at Ravens Wood School. On this blog I shall be documenting my journey to create a 2 minute opening film sequence with titles for my Year 12 coursework. Here on the blog I will display all my creative processes, important decisions, brainstorms, final piece and any other work I do on my way to create the finished product.
Wish Me Luck!