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  • 1. By Patrick Metry Evaluation

2. Introduction

  • For the AS Media Coursework I was assigned to create a Movie opening title sequence.By conducting research into different film genres and look at existing professional and non-professional film opening title sequences we then had to create are own.

Enjoy... 3. Opening sequence contact sheet 4. Opening sequence contact sheet

  • 1. This is a contact sheet for our opening sequence, the first image you see in the contact sheet is of our film title, Split. We decided to call it Split as the story is about a man who has two sides to him hence the name Split. The reason we decided to put the film title as one of the first titles is because we researched the order of title sequences and we found that it would be appropriate for us to put at the begging of the title sequence as it starts the story straight from the opening therefore introduces the film title before the opening.
  • 2. As you could see in the second frame the setting was in a graveyard. This second image was a pan of the graveyard. We chose a graveyard as its a typical convention of a thriller and also relates to our opening sequence. The graveyard gives the opening sequence that horror feel and signs of death which makes the sequence more intimidating and scary.

5. Opening sequence contact sheet

  • 3. The third frame represents the camerawork and editing. this image we selected has was an extreme close up of the characters eyes as he gets flashbacks. We used lily puts to create the effect on the lighting then enhanced the effect by turning up the contrast on Final cut pro.
  • 4. The fourth frame is to show the story and how the opening sets up. This image creates enigma as to why this boy is running out the house. This image is of a flashback which Is later reviled in the opening. The shot is an extreme long shot as it shows the setting and you could see the boys whole body.
  • 5. The fifth frame I chose is of a church in a graveyard this frame represents the genre and how the opening suggests it. The genre of our opening title sequence is a thriller however there are many sub-genres of a thriller a few sub-genres include: conspiracy thriller, crime thriller, disaster thriller, mystery thriller and supernatural thrillers. However the sub-genre of our thriller was horror. a few things that give away that our opening is a horror thriller is that the image is of a church in graveyard which is great imagery of death and a typical convention of a horror film.

6. Opening sequence contact sheet

  • 6. The sixth frame is to represent the title font and style. The font we used for our titles is Cracked we used this font because it gave our opening that horror feel and effect. For our titles we had a black background and a white font this is because they go well together, contrast nicely and goes with the theme for the whole opening sequence.
  • 7. The seventh frame shows how the characters are introduced/established. In this frame we can see a young boy looking sad as he has his fist and his head against the wall showing his suffering and pain. This frame was originally taken from the montage which was of the boy in this room by his self getting angry/sad.
  • 8. The eighth frame is for the special effects that we have used. The effects we have used in this frame is black and white, we used this effect as we wanted to make the shot look like it was a memory and flashback therefore black and white gives this effect.
  • 9. The last frame is used to show the costumes and props used. As you can see in the frame the boy is in a casual tracksuit and is wearing trainers and his dad is wearing jogging bottoms, a jumper and sandals. The reason we chose these costumes for the characters is because we wanted to make it look like an everyday event therefore the casual clothing was appropriate. The props used in this frame was a bottle alcohol which the dad was holding although you might not be able to see it in this frame. The bottle was used as a prop to indicate that the dad was drunk and was an alcoholic therefore lashing out at his son.

7. How does your media product represent particular social groups?

  • This image on the right was taken from the film Spirit of the beehive in (1973) and the image on the left was taken from my opening title sequence Split. These two images are similar in numerous ways as: both these images portray loneliness and the two boys are both sat down against a wall. In terms of appearance the both boys look around the age of 8-9, are both fair skinned and have the same hair style which is the brushed down curtain hair look.
  • However looking at these to images I could also see a number of differences such as the costume/clothing of the boys, the boy on the right is wearing a tracksuit and trainers which is more casual whereas the boy on the right is wearing a shirt and jumper which is more formal this could be because the difference between the time of age as it was released in1973. another difference is the lighting and effect on the shot. The image on the left is in black and white and has low key lighting whereas the image on the right is the total opposite as its in colour and has high key lighting. Finally the boy on the right is occupied with what looks like bees unlike the boy on the left which just has his head down in misery.
  • Overall I reckon these two images stereotypically represent young boys as they are very sensitive and often experience rejection or loneliness at this age.

8. What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?

  • The production company for our opening title sequence is STAP Productions. We came up with STAP Productions as it represents our group names, the S stands for Shauna, T stands for Tayla, A stands for Aliysa and the P stands for myself Patrick.
  • Aproduction companyis a company responsible for physical production ofnew media,performing arts,film,radioor atelevision program. The company may also be directly responsible for raising of funding for the production or may accomplish this through an representative. The production company may be either a smallcompanyor a larger one, selling its products to afilm studioor presenting it at a theatrical venue, or, in the case offilmandtelevision, it may be thestudioitself.
  • http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Production_company

9. What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?

  • The idea of a distributer is to market and distribute new media to television channels, fund the script,film development and production, inward investment, certification, co-production, film exports, statistics, distribution and exhibition.
  • Our film would be funded by the UK film council and all the expenses needed to create the movie would be given by them, this is where the money would come from.
  • The UK Film Council is the Government-backed lead agency for film in the UK ensuring that the economic, cultural and educational aspects of film are effectively represented at home and abroad.
  • The various people are named in the titles to show who done what to give credit to those who helped make the themes or to even attract some people into watching the film if they see a big name such as a celebrity staring in the film. A few of the jobs that appear in the titles include cinematographer, actor, director, music, producer etc.
  • Our film Split is similar institutionally toDr. hyde and Mr. jeckyll (1931) as the story is based on scientist which secretly has two sides to him when he drinks the potion. It is released in the same way as our thriller Split as the man also secretly has two sides to him hence the name Split.

10. Who would be the audience for your media product?

  • For our media product the audience we were aiming at were the older generation of youth this is the age of15-25.
  • This is Charlie he is 18 yearsand 4 months old, and lives in West London. Charlie iscurrently in full time education.
  • Charlie is an average guy he likes to go out and play football with his friends. Charlie is an standard student and dresses casually. He enjoys movies such as Tormented, Shaun of the dead, Scream 1,2,3,4 , Spiderman, The American.Charlie enjoys playingvideo games such as the Playstation, he enjoys playing games such as Call of duty, and Halo. His favorite food is Chinese and loves to go to Chinese restraints. In his spare time he would watch TV, some of his favorite shows include Eastenders , Top Gear, and CSI.I think this film would appeal to this boy Charlie as he is our typical audience that we were aiming at. Also stereo typically teenage boys like Charlie enjoy horror thrillers such as ours. I reckon if Charlie and his friends were to go out and see a movie and our film Split was on, him and his friends would watch itas its similar to the films he likes such as Tormented and Scream.

11. How did you attract/address your audience?

  • The link below is of our final opening sequence that we created.
  • http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =ZuxtEa6B5Ik

12. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?

  • During the process of film production I have learnt many things about the technologies used in constructing media products such as editing programs like final cut pro.
  • Final cut pro

13. Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you ha