Take one step at a time Identify your chosen Genre (horror, thriller, social realism etc.) What are the Conventions of your Genre (i.e what are the typical elements that an audience would identify with that Genre?) Identify your Target Audience (who is going to watch your film?) Show your Mise en Scene (Use pictures – ;Where? –Location /setting; Who? – Characters, costumes, hair, makeup, & acting; What? - Props) Give examples of similar Openings (embed You-tube clips) Then do an analysis (see the example on the Blog page “Clerks”) Write a Synopsis for your film (Outline of plot –summary) Create a Moodboard (see examples at www.artofthetitle.com)
This is to help you with ideas but do use your own ideas too and do write explanations of anything you do :The examiner wants to see that you understand the “rules” =conventions of an Opening Title Sequence and evidence of how you achieved yours This is a Guideline only
Conventions of Genre Chase Scenes Beautiful female Special Effects Action Adventure Gadgets Theme Songs Explosions
Audience Research Do some research into audience and film:
Create an audience survey and ask as many people of different ages, gender, work etc. as possible to tell you want for example, kind of films they prefer, or how often they go to the cinema, or what genre was the last film they watched…
Collaborate the information into a graph or chart.
Identify your Target Audience Where do you shop? How do you watch films? What’s your favourite film? What social network site do you use? Male aged 16-35
Mise en Scene Location Typical location for an Action Adventure is somewhere Exotic Since we were unable to fly to anywhere exotic we had to research local places for our film. We thought that Reigate Castle was an interesting location. The tunnel proved an excellent setting for our chase sequence.
Characters Since we don’t have professional actors we all acted in different scenes. The girls did most of the filming as our Opening is predominantly male. In order to fit with the genre style I chose to wear a suit, which is more in keeping with other James Bond style action adventure films. Props Costume: Suit, shirt,& tie
Synopsis A plot has been discovered that will render the British intelligence unprotected to enemy surveillance satellites. Left to his own devices Martin Brand single-handedly goes undercover to seek out the dark ops who have infiltrated the Secret Service. Taking refuge in an abandoned castle he soon discovers he can trust no one.
Inspirational Film Opening You-tube embedded code We decided to base our Opening Sequence on the James Bond Action Adventure Film: “Never Say Never Again” Click play to watch
A Film Opening Analysis See your Blog front page for an example of an analysis http://www.reigateasmediab.blogspot.com/ Clerks Analysis (Smith 1994) Watch your chosen Opening and do your own analysis
Moodboard James Bond –Casino Royale Here is a 9 grid Title sequence from www.artofthetitle.com Now create your own moodboard for your Opening Sequence
Take one step at a time Research Production Roles (who works on a Film) Now look at Titles (order, description, production roles, style: font, colour, animation) Find the conventions of your Genre regarding Sound(what music, sound effects do they typically use?) Create your own using Soundtrack Look at the Evaluation questions Take photos of you and your group with the Equipment you have used
Blog Checklist There is a checklist on the AS Media Portfolio SLH Blog Your Blog is your homework for this term Please spend quality time over half term doing some research and posting the evidence on your blog Conventions of your genre (Thriller) Compare and analyse existing film opening Research your Target Audience Research production roles
TODAY -Friday 22nd October Recap: Everyone to have Embedded a video clip Saved a file Uploaded an “Art of the Title” image Created an annotated Genre Conventions file