G321 Saul Bass Case Study


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  • Explore his style by comparing a range of titles and poster designs
  • Discuss: Any connection between the Director’s or genre and his work?
  • G321 Saul Bass Case Study

    1. 1. Connect Recap: HW You should have watched the three part documentary on Saul Bass in preparation for this lesson. Individually, can you share one thing that you discovered about Saul Bass and his work from the documentary? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpA2fHKTdTI&feature=c4ove rview&list=UUgbJ1z_IyySGuiXvoVyPPrg
    2. 2. Discover Who was Saul Bass? “My initial thoughts about what a title can do was to set mood and the prime underlying core of the film’s story, to express the story in some metaphorical way. I saw the title as a way of conditioning the audience, so that when the film actually began, viewers would already have an emotional resonance with it” Saul Bass
    3. 3. Who was Saul Bass? • Saul Bass was a graphic designer, best know for his designs of Film Posters and Title Sequences • During his 40 year career, he created Titles for directors including Hitchcock, Kubrick and Scorsese
    4. 4. Style Discover Watch the montage of his work. How would you describe his style? What genre films are they? (How can you tell?) http://vimeo.com/31992143#
    5. 5. Pit Stop 1. Saul Bass was a ….? 2. What did he create? 3. Name one director he worked with?
    6. 6. Discover Examples of work http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2013/may/08/saul-bass-title-sequence-ten-best
    7. 7. Discover Examples of work
    8. 8. Discover Inspiration Explore how Saul Bass has inspired modern titles in film and TV. Mad Men Catch me if you can An Education Archer Kiss Kiss Bang Bang X Men First Class
    9. 9. Pit Stop • I want to see your thumbs!
    10. 10. Your Task • Create a guide to Saul Bass and his work using Glogster – Describe who he was and what he did – Show examples of his work and discuss what you notice about them (style, conventions, tone) – Give examples of his influence on other films • As part of your post, explain what influences Bass could have on your own opening sequence
    11. 11. Final Reminder Mrs Jones will be checking your blogs this evening! You MUST have • uploaded the Prezi looking at the different structures of a title sequence and the purpose of a title sequence. • A blog post exploring the difference between style and theme with reference to examples discussed in the lesson. Remember: the lesson materials are uploaded on the blog if you forget the homework details. In order to achieve a level 4 (A/B grade) you should be conducting independent research. Noting and discussing interesting titles, articles, images etc that you come across that develop your understanding of the medium or provide inspiration for your own title, production ideas. Mrs Jones has modeled some examples of videos, articles and theories on the blog, use these as a starting point and discuss your thoughts and ideas.