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Film title analysis

  1. 1. Film Title Analysis Lesson objective • To review key terminology necessary for analysing film titles. • To create step-outlines for the opening titles of Horror films. Starter Do you know your film production companies just by looking at a tiny part of their logo? You have just 4 minutes to guess the names of these companies!
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  3. 3. Idents What is an ident? Idents An ident is the 5-20 second clip that shows at the start of a film, identifying the company that produced it. To ensure top marks, designing your own ident would be essential. ‘Borrowing’ an existing ident eats in to your 2 minute showcase of work and will not contribute to your overall grade.
  4. 4. Typography What are the differences between the fonts? What effect do these visual differences have on the reader? Script Decorative Decorative Serif Serif Serif Sans Serif Sans Serif Sans Serif Script Script Decorative Serif Sans Serif Script Decorative
  5. 5. Typography What are the differences between the fonts? What effect do these visual differences have on the reader? Script Decorative Decorative Serif Serif Serif Sans Serif Sans Serif Sans Serif Script Script Decorative Serif Sans Serif Script Decorative Serif fonts have ‘tails’ on the ends of the letters. They tend to be used in more formal texts, to project a mature or more adult image. ‘Sans‘ is French for ‘without’ which means they do not have the tails on the letters. Script fonts are often designed to mimic handwriting and can look quite sophisticated. These fonts are very common and can help a text to appear modern. However be careful over using this font – it can difficult to read. Decorative fonts can add interest to a text, but be aware that they can be over the top and not fitting for every text type.
  6. 6. Horror Film Typography : What are the similarities and differences between these font types? What can be said about Horror genre fonts?
  7. 7. Step Outline (often called a ‘Beat Sheet’) This is a cut by cut, action by action break down of what is happening. It should be a record of camera shots/angles/movements, sound, mise-en-scene, special effects etc… Everything should be recorded and noted in detail. You are only analysing the opening two minutes
  8. 8. Step Outline • I have created an example for you to follow with ‘The Possession’. • On sdswmedia.blogspot.co.uk there is a large blog post with; – – – – Review of camera shots Review of camera angles Review of camera movements Review of typography Accurate terminology use is essential. Be descriptive and detailed; recognise which people are included in the opening title credits. Only watch the opening 2 minutes. Any one who sits and attempts to watch most of a film will do their work at the front desks with me using the large screen.
  9. 9. The Possession (2012) In this supernatural horror flick, a young girl unwittingly unleashes an evil spirit dwelling in a curious antique box full of mysterious relics.

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