Conventions of title sequence

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Conventions of title sequence

  1. 1. Conventions
  2. 2. Connect How can you tell that this is an opening title sequence? http://www.artofthetitle.com/title/the-avengers/
  3. 3. Discovery question How would you describe the term: conventions?
  4. 4. Discover Conventions Like any conventional media text, film titles have conventions, the typical format, content, techniques and style used predominately across the medium. They are visual and audible clues that tell you (an avid media consumer) that what you are watching is a title sequence. In essence, you could describe these as the ingredients needed to make a title sequence.
  5. 5. Discover Investigating the conventions Now that you have watched a variety of title sequences from film and TV, you should be able to identify some of the conventions. In groups, use the prompt cards and the post it notes provided to create a giant mind map of the conventions of an opening title sequence.
  6. 6. Delight Title sequence conventions
  7. 7. Pit stop! What is a: • Technical convention • Symbolic convention • Genre convention
  8. 8. Develop Can you now reorder your ideas (on the post it notes) into: • Technical conventions • Genre conventions • Symbolic conventions
  9. 9. Challenging conventions Develop How does this title sequence challenge the conventions? Can you think of any other titles that challenge the conventions? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3t5ho0eifo
  10. 10. Mind map Develop Using www.bubl.us , create a DETAILED mind map of the conventions of a title sequence. Link to examples from films (you will have to explain as the website does not support images). This can then be embeded into a blog post using the embed code. Font Conventions Blah blah blah relevant point, relevant explanation… Explain example from a film or TV show
  11. 11. HW Make sure that you have uploaded this to your blog by this time next week. Due: Wed 20th November

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