Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Why have I created a blog?

The purpose of my blog is to show all my ideas, thoughts and opinions and post them on my blog whenever, wherever I want to and need to, to do with the task I have been set.

The Blog I have created for the task that has been set  for me to create and produce a 2 minute long (maximum)opening sequence to a film. I will do this by comparing it to others that have been created to a good standard, and gather information and use it as inspiration to create my very own sequence.

The reason I have made a blog is so that I have somewhere where I can put all my work in one place so that its organised and recognisable for all of my ideas for my project and a space where I am also enabled to upload different types of media which I have looked at, analysed and gathered inspiration from.

Having this blog is going to help me gather as much information as possible and help inspire my creation of an opening sequence. While I make the film I will be able to refer back to my blog which will include all of the inspiration I have collected over the year.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013


Zombieland is an American zombie comedy released in 2009. The opening sequence consists of a few of the rules to follow when in zombieland, narrated to the viewers by one of the characters in the film. After that the credits role through, with slow-motion short clips of random and different circumstances that show that zombies are everywhere in zombieland. Also the sequence tells the audience that zombieland is in fact the entire Earth. The short clips show the struggles of those few normal human beings and there struggle to escape and survive against the undead.

The slow-motion camera is very effectively used in this opening sequence; it shows the emotions of the characters. The panic and desperation of the few human survivors either being chased, shooting at zombies or being attacked by zombies. The music used is suits the opening sequence and works well with the slow-motion scenes showing the effect of madness, mayhem and rush of zombieland. The first credit shows the production company Colombia Pictures. The target audience for this film would be those who like gory comedy’s and comedy’s in general and those who like zombie films.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Monsters Inc

This title sequence is from the Walt Disney Pictures Monsters Inc released in 2001, Monsters Inc is a computer-animated comedy based around the life of two Monsters Mike and Sully.

The opening title sequence is clever in the way that the notes of the music match the animations entry to the scene right at the start. Just before this the company that produced the film, Walt Disney Pictures is also displayed on screen so the viewer can know where the film has come from along with Pixar animated Studios. The sequence is very short and only actually displays the conglomerates that produced the film along with the name of the film itself. The reason behind is that is due to the films target audience which the majority would be children don’t want to see credits.

That’s what makes this catchy with its childlike animation as if it was drawn by children. The music is upbeat, jazzy, creative to gives the viewers a happy feeling. Showing the emotion of how the film will pan out and the overall meaning to the film. The constant use of doors is effective as it links to the film and gives of this impression that doors are key to the film. The colours used are mostly primary colours bright, bold, and colourful. In the sequence there is a point where a monster roars through a door and a child’s scream cry’s out afterwards. The reason why this was done was because it links to the film.