Assignment 6 – Opening Sequence Analysis By Gledis Dedaj
The Opening Sequence from ‘Gattaca’ ! <ul><li>Genre: Science fiction  </li></ul><ul><li>How it meets conventions of the ge...
Font/titles of Gattaca! <ul><li>The text/writing in the opening sequence fades in sync with the music. </li></ul><ul><li>T...
Camera Shots! <ul><li>The opening sequence consists of mostly close-up shots and extreme close-up shots. </li></ul><ul><li...
Camera movement! <ul><li>The camera movements are very slow and smooth in order to calm the audience and put them at ease ...
Sound and Transitions! <ul><li>Sound:  </li></ul><ul><li>The music is non-diagetic. </li></ul><ul><li>Its starts off slow ...
Images! <ul><li>The opening sequence consists of different shots of the characters body. </li></ul><ul><li>It shows an exp...
The Opening Sequence From ‘Seven’ <ul><li>Genre:   Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>How it meets conventions of the genre: </li>...
Camera Shots! <ul><li>Images overlap each other and fade away in time with the music. </li></ul><ul><li>Close-ups of chara...
Narrative and Images! <ul><li>Narrative: </li></ul><ul><li>The character is getting rid of his fingerprints. </li></ul><ul...
Editing/Pace and Transitions! <ul><li>Editing/Pace: </li></ul><ul><li>The pace is quite slow but the camera shots and flas...
Special Effects! <ul><li>Echoing: </li></ul><ul><li>Ghost trail: </li></ul><ul><li>Flashing: </li></ul><ul><li>Black and w...
Font/titles! <ul><li>Hand written   </li></ul><ul><li>Appear and disappear   </li></ul><ul><li>Flash with tempo of music...
Opening Sequence from ‘The Ring’! <ul><li>Genre:   Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>How it meets conventions of the genre: </li>...
Fonts/titles! <ul><li>The font appears hand written   </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘O’s in the text match the ring of the well i...
Camera Shots! <ul><li>Low angle shots to emphasise actions of the character. </li></ul><ul><li>Close-up of her hand on the...
Camera Angles and Movement! <ul><li>A low angle of her feet as she walks to the door   </li></ul><ul><li>The shot of her ...
Transitions and Narrative! <ul><li>Narrative: </li></ul><ul><li>The narrative is non-linear. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no...
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Assignment 6 – opening sequence analysis

  1. 1. Assignment 6 – Opening Sequence Analysis By Gledis Dedaj
  2. 2. The Opening Sequence from ‘Gattaca’ ! <ul><li>Genre: Science fiction </li></ul><ul><li>How it meets conventions of the genre: </li></ul><ul><li>The use of images such as body parts and medical equipment allow </li></ul><ul><li>the audience to know that the movie will have something to do with science. </li></ul><ul><li>These different shots tell the audience that the movie is about identity and someone trying to hide theirs. </li></ul>Finger nail Human hair Packets of blood and urine
  3. 3. Font/titles of Gattaca! <ul><li>The text/writing in the opening sequence fades in sync with the music. </li></ul><ul><li>The text is small at first- this represents looking through a microscope. </li></ul><ul><li>This links to the Science Fiction genre of the film. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Camera Shots! <ul><li>The opening sequence consists of mostly close-up shots and extreme close-up shots. </li></ul><ul><li>These extreme close-ups are done to hide the identity of the character in order to reflect what the film is about- Hidden identity. </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme close-up of hair </li></ul><ul><li>The characters face is always hidden to create mystery and enigma </li></ul><ul><li>The close-ups give the audience pieces of a puzzle from the movie – this creates enigma. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Camera movement! <ul><li>The camera movements are very slow and smooth in order to calm the audience and put them at ease . </li></ul><ul><li>The movements flow from shot to shot to relax the audience. </li></ul><ul><li>The camera moves swiftly and gently along to show the strand of hair. </li></ul><ul><li>The camera moves with him as he slowly shaves. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sound and Transitions! <ul><li>Sound: </li></ul><ul><li>The music is non-diagetic. </li></ul><ul><li>Its starts off slow then high violins come in. </li></ul><ul><li>It is very slow pace throughout the opening sequence. </li></ul><ul><li>After a while the noise of the characters movement can be herd-this is diagetic sound. </li></ul><ul><li>Transitions: </li></ul><ul><li>The images overlap each other and fade into other images. </li></ul><ul><li>No cuts, it keeps flowing. </li></ul><ul><li>The minimal movements from the character and lack of action creates a slow pace </li></ul>
  7. 7. Images! <ul><li>The opening sequence consists of different shots of the characters body. </li></ul><ul><li>It shows an experiment going on but its not explained. </li></ul><ul><li>The images are pieces of a puzzle that create enigma. </li></ul><ul><li>From the images we know the film has something to do with the human body. </li></ul> Trying to hide his identity with a false finger print <ul><li>We can be identified through our blood and urine. </li></ul><ul><li>He is using someone else's – trying to hide his identity </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Opening Sequence From ‘Seven’ <ul><li>Genre: Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>How it meets conventions of the genre: </li></ul><ul><li>It does this by flashing random and disturbing images. </li></ul><ul><li>This makes the audience uneasy – common in thrillers. </li></ul><ul><li>The randomness of the images create enigma for the opening sequence </li></ul>
  9. 9. Camera Shots! <ul><li>Images overlap each other and fade away in time with the music. </li></ul><ul><li>Close-ups of characters actions emphasis what it is that they are doing.  </li></ul><ul><li>Their face is not revealed, we only see body parts like their fingers and finger tips.  </li></ul>
  10. 10. Narrative and Images! <ul><li>Narrative: </li></ul><ul><li>The character is getting rid of his fingerprints. </li></ul><ul><li>He wants to hide his identity. </li></ul><ul><li>He doesn’t want to be found. </li></ul><ul><li>Images: </li></ul><ul><li>Images of photos and weird random pictures. </li></ul><ul><li>The images make the audience uneasy. </li></ul><ul><li>They send out a cold medical feel </li></ul><ul><li>Torture instruments and money represent crime, greed and evil. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Editing/Pace and Transitions! <ul><li>Editing/Pace: </li></ul><ul><li>The pace is quite slow but the camera shots and flashes of images make it seem a lot faster. </li></ul><ul><li>Transitions: </li></ul><ul><li>Small pieces of information are revealed . </li></ul><ul><li>This creates enigma. </li></ul><ul><li>The overlapping and fading disorientate the audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Fast flash of the title </li></ul>
  12. 12. Special Effects! <ul><li>Echoing: </li></ul><ul><li>Ghost trail: </li></ul><ul><li>Flashing: </li></ul><ul><li>Black and white: </li></ul><ul><li>Sepia: </li></ul><ul><li>Slow motion: </li></ul>> >
  13. 13. Font/titles! <ul><li>Hand written  </li></ul><ul><li>Appear and disappear  </li></ul><ul><li>Flash with tempo of music  </li></ul><ul><li>Slanted sideways  </li></ul>>
  14. 14. Opening Sequence from ‘The Ring’! <ul><li>Genre: Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>How it meets conventions of the genre: </li></ul><ul><li>Terrifying and thrilling images used to scare the audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Terror in her facial expression </li></ul><ul><li>.Common in thrillers and horrors. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Fonts/titles! <ul><li>The font appears hand written  </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘O’s in the text match the ring of the well in the film </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>This emphasise the theme of the film. </li></ul><ul><li>The text moves in sync with the music. </li></ul> 
  16. 16. Camera Shots! <ul><li>Low angle shots to emphasise actions of the character. </li></ul><ul><li>Close-up of her hand on the door knob.  </li></ul><ul><li>Close-up of facial expression.  </li></ul><ul><li>15 second long shot </li></ul><ul><li>creates tension.  </li></ul> Slowly walking up the stairs.
  17. 17. Camera Angles and Movement! <ul><li>A low angle of her feet as she walks to the door  </li></ul><ul><li>The shot of her feet in the water is an uncomfortable cold image and emphasises fear.  </li></ul><ul><li>Fast pace movement. </li></ul><ul><li>Quick shots of images moving in time with the music. </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of flashing </li></ul><ul><li>images.  </li></ul>
  18. 18. Transitions and Narrative! <ul><li>Narrative: </li></ul><ul><li>The narrative is non-linear. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no real story-line. </li></ul><ul><li>Transitions : </li></ul><ul><li>Everything is included. </li></ul><ul><li>Random images and photos to disorientate the audience and put them in a state of panic. </li></ul>

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