Tuesday, 22 October 2013

The opening title sequence to Skyfall I personally think is one of the best opening title sequences around due to its dramatic opening and music, although it is slightly longer than I intend to make my opening title sequence (2 mins). The editing and animation in it are very good and used well, when the shadows are shooting each other is very good we can see what is happening even though it is animated, they keep the audience interested in the film and they also foreshadow parts of the story like Catch Me If you Can also did. With the use of editing the opening sequence flows very well and makes the audience to keep watching. The titles are clearly visible and make you look at them as they appear in the middle of the screen, they all tend to be the same size but the more important names appear on their own. A downfall of this opening sequence is that it goes on for a very long time and due to this people can lose interest as they want to get on with watching it.

The Catch Me If You Can opening title sequence was one of the first films to use animation to introduce the film. This is interesting as it was new and fresh at the time so this would of been exciting for the audience and it foreshadows the events of the film. The titles in this are very well used as they come out of parts of the animation using lines so they are blended in with the animations, they are clearly visible and they catch your eye unlike in the Game of Thrones. A bad thing about this is that using animation has its downfalls as some people like to see who the characters are and what they look like and it doesn't set the scene which can be key in keeping some audiences interested.

This opening sequence of Game Of Thrones is excellent I think due to the different style of introducing an audience to a film, it doesn't give much away. The use of the map introduces the audience to the different locations that will be in the program. It is similar to the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring opening title sequence. A bad thing about this is that although the use of the map and the pop up castles and villages is good it draws the attention too much for the audience and they don't look at the titles. The use of animation and editing is well done, the way the camera tracks around the map it flows very well. and the music really brings the audience the feel of the show. The titles of actors and anyone involved in the making are very small so audiences wont focus on this, and then we focus on the title of the film as it comes up on its own, so it is clear that the makers of the program thought this was most important.

Monday, 21 October 2013

They are important as they introduce the audience to the film and gives them a feel for what it is about such as what genre it is and then say if it is a horror it gives a fear factor or a comedy would have a comical start. By seeing this in the opening scene it grasps your attention and makes you want to find out what is going to happen so you keep watching. Without them we wouldn't have a good idea about what is going on in the film, some opening title sequences can tell the story line through edits and animations. Without them the viewers wouldn't know who was in it, this is important as people like to know who is playing which character.