Evaluation of Our AS media opening title sequence

Textual Analysis

The opening title sequence starts of by showing the audience the the production company (C.I.G.S Productions). C.I.G.S stands for Corey, Serena, Georgia and Izzy. the music in the background is sinister portraying the overall tone to the opening title sequence. There is a screech which makes the audience feel apprehensive of what is going to happen next, lastly there is non diegetic sound of ice breaking which fits into the background.

The scene opens with a black screen held for 5 seconds telling the audience who the film is by. This is followed by a quick cut showing a tracking shot leading up to a dark shed. then the name Cameron is presented to the audience as he is the voice actor in the opening title sequence and once again this shot is held for 5 seconds. This cuts to the tracking shot leading up to the shed where the audience see a mysterious figure in the shed.

The audience then hear the non diegetic voice-over which creates tension and tells a story leading up to the main film.  the audience are then shown a medium shot of the mysterious man drinking some beer with the mise-en-scene being bloody and presented to be messy. A medium closeup is then used to show the man picking up something from the floor. A closeup is used to show the man wiping blood off his knife which once again adds tension as the audience do not know how blood has got on the knife.

A extreme closeup and slow motion is used to once again create tension and to make the scene more dramatic. The voice over says “Fixation” and the screen cuts to black where in a large font the words Fixation get closer to the camera. In the background non diegetic sound of screaming is used to add the horror thriller effect to the opening sequence. It then cuts to a closeup of the man picking up a picture off the floor then cuts to a birds eye view shot so the audience can see the picture the man picked up from the floor. The audience see the man place the picture on a map which is covered in blood and pictures of men and women the man has already killed, this cuts to show a black screen showing who the director of photography is.

A POV shot is used to show the man looking at his hands that are covered in blood then cuts to a extreme closeup of the mans eyes looking worried. and then extremely fast cuts are used to show mystery and tension of how the man is covered in blood, then cuts to a black screen showing who the producer of the opening title sequence is.

The audience are then shown a closeup of the man reaching into a bag, a tracking shot is used to show the man moving the paper to his desk. Then it cuts to a black screen showing the audience who the assistant editor is. The audience are then shown the male antagonist writing 11 and then a name while the camera is slowly zooming in, this cuts to the antagonist placing names on the board where the audience are shown that every name is connected and then this cuts to a black screen showing who the editor is. The same is repeated but the audience are shown the full name of the person that the antagonist is writing.

Its cuts to a black screen telling the audience who the director is. The audience are then shown a closeup of a knife scraping against a wall with a man under neath who the audience think the antagonists next victim is. the camera is zooming out to create tension. Lastly Non diegetic sound of screeching is used to add drama and tension.

My progression

I was the editor for our opening title sequence and I think my skills have developed and improved a lot since starting this media course. I am very proud of how I edited this opening title sequence and I am very proud of the outcome. I have learnt a lot about editing a camera work and feel I have achieved a lot since starting the course and I am looking forward to creating a project by myself next year.

 

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