Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Analysing title sequences

Dawn of the Dead (

Text is red in colour, bold, and has been capitalized. The timing of the credits is fast paced, this fits the genre well. In between news bulletins the credits are flashed, they are placed on a black screen making the red stand out a little more. When the credits disappear they have a kind of blood transition. They splatter off the screen, accompanied by a sound that mimics the splatter of blood. It is uncomfortable for the audience, but we are quickly drawn back into whats happening on the news. Once the music has started and after it has picked up the credits have more of a rhythm about them. The images displayed between the credits are cut very fast, displaying lots of different clips one after another.

Panic Room (

The text is white, and very formal looking. The credits are placed over a series of still images of the city. They have been incorporated into the scenes, often following the shapes of the buildings. Some of the images are panned around, but there is no movement, apart from perhaps the moving cars in the distance. The credits aren't fast cut like Dawn of the Dead. They are left on the screen for a longer period of time. The music begins very soft, but builds up to a beat. The credits don't seem to fit around this beat.

Juno (

The music starts almost straight away, the image of the girl walking changes into something more sketchy and comic book like. The text is also sketchy and slightly animated. The settings also look as though they have been hand drawn. It has a very animated feel to it. The music is fast paced, but the credits don't seem to have been made to fit in with the music. The credits are evenly spaced out.

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