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.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Yearbook Photos

Inside the Yearbook we are using the yearbook photos to introduce the characters within our film, therefore when the yearbook photos are taken we wanted the characters to over exaggerate their roles just so it was clear what their roles were within the film.

For the Jocks their yearbook photos were very confident, just like the elites yearbook photos, we made sure that both Oliver and Tommy made themselves look confident within the yearbook however we still wanted Jacob to be the centre of attention due to him being one of the main characters within the film, therefore we allowed both Oliver and Tommy to just wear white t-shirts and tracksuit bottoms whilst Jacob stood in his Jersey with a basketball, to make it more obvious that we wanted Jacob to be the centre of attention we gave him his own page for the yearbook picture whilst Oliver and Tommy shared a page. Within the title sequence Tommy's pose was to make him self look very confident and vain, whilst he stood looking into the camera pushing his hair back, where as for Oliver we wanted his character to be shown as more "cocky' with him looking into the screen whilst clicking his fingers towards it. For Jacob we wanted to convey the cocky/confident look also, we did this by him walking in spinning a basketball on his finger whilst looking directly at the camera.

As mentioned above for the Elites yearbook photos we wanted them to look very confident, we did this by making sure they walked in with a attitude and taking the picture in a self-assured manner, for both Ellie and Ella they had very different roles, we had shown Ellie is a very girly way however also being shown as very smug, she did this by looking at the camera whilst kissing her hand then blowing the kiss towards the screen, whereas with Ella, although we wanted her to be shown as confident we also didn't want her to be portrayed in the same way as Ellie, therefore we used her yearbook photo to show her as very cute and innocent as she walks in and just happily smiles at the camera. Like the Jock page although we still want Ellie and Ella to be at the attention of the audience we wanted the main girl within their group to be shown as the most prestige. I had decided to play the character of the main girl, we represented her in a way of which she was shown as 'catty', this was done by her walking in grinning however she soon turns into having a resting face, ensuring to the audience that she is the main character who rules her group.

Finally the last two characters within the book are The Geek and the freak. For the geek we wanted him to be shown as a very happy character who although may be isolated by people for being clever was still happy within himself, therefore for his yearbook photo the director (Bronte) had decided he should walk in, play with his glasses to make sure they're central whilst then smiling at the character, this had gave a very charming effect for the geek character who was played by Frankie. Moreover the last character is the Freak, the freak page is shown as the beginning of the Title sequence and although within the film she may not be shown as the most important character her role within the film is still very important. For the freaks yearbook photo we had decided she should walk in, very grumpy acting as if she didn't want to be therefore, when taking the picture the freak then sticks her hand up whilst showing a rock pose, this helps the audience understand she is different from everyone else within the sequence, her unusual look with her dark make up and dark clothing also allows her to be shown as the freak.

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