For our title sequence all of my group had spent a long time trying to decide where we should set each character when opening the book, we had to make sure when deciding the setting that it will fit with each character perfectly.
Deciding where both the Jock and Geek would open the book, was decided fairly quick, due to them both being quite simplistic characters. For the Jocks there would be no other place but the sports hall for them to open the yearbook however with the Geek we was stuck between both the Library and the science department, our final decision had been set due to the lighting. Within the library the lighting is a little bit more dull, this is something that may effect the grittiness of the shot therefore we had all came to the decision that the science department and its naturally bright lighting would be the perfect place.
We had to also figure out where both the elites and the freak would open the book, these two decisions had become a lot harder to decide. Before we had decided where the elites should sit when decided that the perfect place for the freak would be the toilet, this way her isolation would be shown through her settings, although we believe that the setting is perfect for the freak we are still when filming the clips finding it hard to shoot the clips with the perfect lighting due to it being in a small compact area with no natural lighting. Finally we had decided where we wanted to shoot the elites opening the yearbook, this was under the shelter. We had all came to the conclusion of the elites opening the yearbook under the shelter due to us getting the idea from 'Gossip girl' which is a TV series about manhattans elite. The program had allowed us to think of our idea due to the prestige characters within the show sitting on the stares, therefore when setting the scene for the elite we knew we had to decide on a setting which would not be surrounded by everyone else.
When deciding all of the settings one of the main aspects we had to look for was if the setting looked like it could be in America. Due to us filming in a british school this did become tricky, however each setting we had chose both me and my group believed it had an American 'feel' to it.
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.