Saul Bass was an American graphic designer who was born in NY city and studied at the Art Students league in Manhattan. Bass had became famous due to him becoming well known for his simple, geometric shapes and their symbolism.In his early career Bass was an apprentice at Manhattans design firms. Bass worked as a freelance graphic designer during this period. Bass's posters had a disturbing ability to capture the mood of a film, he did this by using his simple shapes and images. Bass's 'shapes' were usually hand drawn whilst always having a sophisticated message. During Bass's career he had worked very closely to Alfred Hitcock due to Bass's shapes fitting in perfectly with Hitchcock's uncanny film, Bass had also worked with directors in the likes of Stanley Rubrick and Martin Scorsese. Due to Bass's Title Sequences it was a revolutionary time for the way that people viewed title credits. In Bass's career he had made a total of over 60 title sequences. Saul Bass and his titles had a trademark style with lots of lines and bold colours.Due to Bass having such an impact on title sequences and the way they are viewed many title sequences designers use him as an inspiration, for example the likes of Kyle cooper and his title sequence 'Catch me if you can' used Bass's bold colours and lines to allow his title sequence to be viewed how one of Bass's sequences would of.
Saul Bass - 1920 - 1996
Title Sequence idea
Our title sequence idea is to create a yearbook which is opened by all the conventional characters that are seen in teen comedy dramas, for example 'the jock', 'the elite', 'the freak' and 'the nerds'. The title sequence will show all of these characters opening the yearbook and showing the audience their school photos whilst also showing pages such as prom day and graduation day. When creating the title sequence we need to make sure that it is very conventional, this is so it looks as realistic as possible, without the right costume and props the title sequence will not be as effective. When creating the sequence it is crucial for us to add in bright bold colours throughout the yearbook so the audience are aware that it is a high school film.