Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Evaluation, Question 1

"How does our media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?"

When creating our film, we gained inspiration of the style of our title sequence from other real film opening sequences (even though they are not the same genre). One of our biggest inspiration was from the opening title sequence to the film Sherlock Holmes. As I have explained before in my previous blogs, our title sequence consists of drawn-out (cartoon- style) scenes just like Sherlock Holmes. Belolw are shots from our film, and shots from Sherlock Holmes so I can clearly explain the comparison. 

 As you can see, the two shots are similar as they are drawn out, and the titles run over the drawings. We have used a discrete title sequence just like Sherlock Holmes...


 These are other shots from the title sequence of Sherlock Holmes. The drawn- out style title sequence continues throughout the their title sequence just like our one. (The writing is their titles)



We also gained some inspiration from the opening sequence of the film  Juno, and in fact, their opening sequence is more of a similar theme to our film. (Juno is a 2007 comedy- drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Ellen Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager confronting an unplanned pregnancy and the subsequent events that put pressures of adult life onto her). Below are some screen shots.

 These shots in particular are very similar as they are both medium close ups of the main characters with their names next to them as the titles

The theme of our film is about childhood innocence and we wanted to portray this by trying to keep our film at a slow pace to match the slow paced music that we used and to also build up suspense. We also followed the conventional ordering of titles (the name of the studio is usually the first title that appears following the name of the production company, the actors names, the title of the film, who it was directed and edited by and so on- and this is the order we did our titles in).

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