Monday, 9 December 2013
This is the opening sequence of the film Step Brothers starring Will Ferrell and John Reilly. In this opening sequence the titles establish the main actors and crew members. In the shots we see the 4 main actors from the film in the opening 2 minutes. This helps us to understand from the outset who the film will be based around and we get an insight to what the film is going to be about. As we see the two grown men at the houses of their parents.
The typography of the titles is important as the text is bigger for names to catch the eye of the viewer. There is no longer than about 8 seconds on either family it keeps switching between the two so we can compare and contrast the two families and straight from the start we can see how similar the two sons are; in the way the parents go to work and the two men stay at home playing games and watching tele. There are a lot of close ups of what the boys are doing for example; making food, picking up clothes etc. The editing is also quick as well theres no fades or transitions it just uses straight cuts between scenes.
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
This is the opening sequence to the film 8 mile. In this opening sequence you can see the names of people involved in the making of the film also you see the main actors in order of importance i.e. The name Eminem is first so although his name isn't in the title he appears in the opening scene as well so we know that it is his film or a film based around him/his life.
The music playing through the opening scene with eminem practicing his hand movements and with and pretending to have the microphone in his hand gives us the impression that the film is about his music career. Eminem is wearing old tatted clothes and the location he is in doesn't look like the sort of place that a worldwide rap icon would be performing in, so from this it makes us think that its from the start of his career before he was signed to any recording companies or was recognized. The way he is practicing his performance shows he is clearly nervous about his performance, going over actions and words in his head so he doesn't forget them. from watching the film i know this as he is sick just after this short clip ends this is obviously down to nerves as well. He then goes on to choke during his performance meaning he clearly doesn't psych himself up effectively.
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
This is a pre-title sequence, meaning there are no titles. There are 3 company credits including Warner Brothers studios, Legendary pictures and DC comics. then there is some CGI used to turn the smokey explosion into the trademark bat symbol. The comic book strip before the DC comics symbol just shows that the company is based around comics and this film is going to be based around this certain comic strip. we know the joker will have some part as a villain in this film as we briefly see his face in the comic strip.
The advantages of this opening sequence are that its very intense and straight into the film, the way there is action straight away means it catches the focus of the watcher and makes you want to watch it straight away. There are few company credits to show which big media conglomerates have worked n the film. However the disadvantages are that there are little titles letting you know who is involved in the film and who has made the film. this is because the film is a sequel, if it was a stand alone film then it would be different as the titles would be more important but as this is the second in the sequence we assume that the main actors and makers are the same as the previous film.