Assignment 16 -strengthening film titles in your opening sequence! By Gledis Dedaj
the objective of the tAsk• The objective is to gain understanding of WHAT the titles are in an opening sequence and HOW and WHEN they are applied.• My Target – Research and complete analysis of at least 5 opening film titles.
my reseArch of film titles• In films, the opening credits are shown at the very beginning and normally list the most important members of the production.• Now they are usually shown as text superimposed on a blank screen or static pictures, or sometimes on top of the action.• There may or may not be accompanied by music.• When the of a film opening credits are built into a separate sequence of their own, the correct term is title sequence.• Opening credits since the early 1980s, if present at all, identify the major actors and crew, while the closing credits list an extensive cast and production crew.• Since the early 1980s opening credits , if present, identified the major actors and crew, while the closing credits listed an extensive cast and production crew.• However historically, opening credits have been the only source of crew credits and, largely, the cast, although over time they tend to repeat the cast.• Up until the 1970s, the closing credits of films usually listed only a reprise of the cast members along with their roles, or even simply just said "The End", requiring opening credits to normally contain the details of the people involved in the film.
common opening credits order• (NAME OF THE STUDIO) – Name of the studio that is distributing the film and may or may not have produced it.• (NAME OF THE PRODUCTION COMPANY) – Name of the production company that actually made the film or name of the investment groups or companies that financed a substantial part of the film. Usually credited as "in association with" or "A (studio name) production."• (PRODUCER NAME) PRODUCTION or/and (director only) A FILM BY (DIRECTOR NAME) – Directors first credit, often "a film by XY or "a XY film".• STARRING – Principal actors, (Sometimes the stars and directors credits will be reversed, depending on the stars deal with the studio; sometimes, as in the Rodgers and Hammerstein films, or as in all three film versions of Show Boat, or, as in many of Disneys films, the title of the film will be shown before the names of its actors; sometimes, as in many of Cannons films, the name(s) of the principal actor(s) will be shown before the name(s) of the producer(s), i.e. "The Cannon Group presents X in a Golan-Globus production of a Y film").• (FILMS TITLE) – Name of the film.• FEATURING – Featured actors.• CASTING or CASTING BY – Casting director.• MUSIC or MUSIC COMPOSED BY or ORIGINAL SCORE BY – Composer of music.• PRODUCTION DESIGN or PRODUCTION DESIGNER – Production designer.
my reseArch of billing (filmmAking)• Billing: A performing arts term used to refer to the order and other aspects of how credits are presented for plays, films, television, or other creative works.• From the beginning of motion pictures in the 1900s to the early 1920s, the moguls that owned or managed big film studios didn’t want to bill the actors appearing in their films because they did not want to recreate the star system that was very prominent on Broadway at that time.• The order in which credits are billed generally signify their importance. For example, in films, the first is usually the motion picture company, followed by the producer. Next, depending on his/her standing, the director may be granted an extra, prominent credit; this practice began with directors such as Otto Preminger or William Wyler in the late 1950s.• The major starring actors generally come next, then the title of the movie and the rest of the principal cast. The following production credits also usually form part of the main billing:• Composer• Costume designer• Film editor• Production designer• Director of photography
the films i Am going to AnAlyse • Dawn of The Dead • The Ring • Se7en • Signs
dAwn of the deAd titles And credits• Distribution Company – 0:01 Seconds In. • Production Company – 0:05 Seconds In. • Name of the Film – 0:10 Seconds In. • Name of Actor – 0:16 seconds In. • Name of Actor – 0:20 Seconds In. • Name of Actor – 0:23 Seconds In. • Name of Actor – 0:27 Seconds In. • Name of Actor – 0:32 Seconds In. • Names of Actors – 0:59 Seconds In.
• Name of Actors – 1:13 • Name of Casting Director – 1:21 • The Director of Music – 1:32 • Music Supervisor – 1:34 • Name of Make-up Artist – 1:37 • Name of Costume Designer – 1:41 • Name of C0-producer – 1:46 • Name of Editor – 1:50 • Production Designer – 1:52
• Director of Photography – 1:56 • Executive Producers – 2:05 • Producers – 2:08 • Name of Screen Writer – 2:13 • Screen Writer – 2:15 • Name of Director – 2:29
style colour And AnimAtion of titles• Animation:- The titles disappear like like splashes of blood. - This links to the gore and blood in the film.• Colour:- The bright red colour of the titles represents blood which links to the violence and gore in the movie.
the ring titles And credits• Distribution Company – 0:36 • Name of the Director – 0:43 • Name of Actor – 0:48 • Name of Actor – 0:54 • Name of Film – 1:02
• Name of Actor – 1:04 • Name of Actor – 1:09 • Name of Actor – 1:14 • Name of Actor – 1:19 • Name of Actor – 1:25 • Casting Director – 1:30 • Director of Music – 1:35 • Name of Editor – 1:45 • Production Designer – 1:51
• Director of Photography – 1:56 • Producers – 2:01 • Executive Producers – 2:14 • Writers – 2:23 • Name of Director Again – 2:33
style colour And AnimAtion of titles• Animation:-The ‘O’s in the text match the ring of the well in the film-This emphasise the theme of the film. -The text moves in sync with the music.• Style of Font:-The font appears hand written -The font is child-link which links with the little girl in the film.
se7en titles And credits• Production Company – 0:04 • Producer – 0:07 • Director – 0:11 • Name of Actor – 0:14 • Name of Actor – 0:18 • Name of Film – 0:25 • Name of Actor – 0:30
• Name of Actor – 0:33 • Name of Actor – 0:39 • Name of Actor 0:42 • Names of Actors – 0:46 • Names of Actors – 0:53 • Names of Actors – 0:58 • Names of Actors 1:04 • Casting Directors – 1:11 • Music Director – 1:17
style colour And AnimAtion of titles• Hand written • Appear and disappear >• Flash with tempo of music • Slanted sideways
signs titles And credits• Name of Production Company – 0:32 • Name of Production Companies – 0:38 • Name of Actor – 0:41 • Name of Actor – 0:48 • Title of Film – 0:54 • Name of Actor – 0:58
• Name of Actor – 1:02 • Names of Actors – 1:08 • Casting Director – 1:12 • Director of Music – 1:20 • Visual Effects Supervisors – 1:27
• Costume Designer – 1:32 • Editor – 1:37 • Production Designer – 1:42 • Director of Photography – 1:47 • Executive Producer – 1:52 • Producers – 1:57 • Writer, Producer and Director – 2:02
style colour And AnimAtion of titles• Animation:- The fading of the titles and credits with the blue background resembles the lights seen from UFOs- This links with the storyline of the movie – an Alien invasion.