Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Genre Case Study

My idea for a genre for the title sequence piece is feel good drama. I wanted to do this genre because I feel that I can create a good title sequence after watching many films that are similar to this genre.

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)
  • The manager of the negative assets sector of Life magazine, Walter Mitty, has been working for sixteen years for the magazine and has a tedious life, not going anywhere but from his home to his job and vice-versa. He is an escapist, daydreaming into a world of fantasy many times a day. Walter has a crush on the recently hired Cheryl Melhoff but he is too shy to invite her on a date and he is trying to contact her via online dating. The magazine is preparing to release its last printed edition and the loathsome manager of transition Ted Hendricks is preparing an inevitable downsizing over the next few days.
  • Walter has been the liaison between the magazine and the mysterious independent photographer Sean O'Connell who has sent to him a package of negatives and a wallet as a gift for his work. Sean also suggests to the senior management the use of negative 25 for the cover of the last edition. However, Walter cannot find the negative that is missing. Walter has no means to contact Sean and finds a clue that he might be in Greenland. He decides to travel to Greenland to track Sean down in the beginning of an unbelievable adventure.

  • I like the title sequence to this film as it shows an insight into the life of Walter Mitty. It is very uplifting and light. The title sequence features few dialogue yet it is effective. The soundtrack suits the iconographic features well. I also like, which I hope to add to my title sequence, the way the film uses the set to make the names of the cast and crew appear around them. The title sequence suits the genre and storyline of the film because it tracks Walter Mitty and shows the audience that his life is very normal and basic. It also suits the feel good drama genre because it shows how normal life is and is very simple not telling the audience too much.

  • The typography is quite bold yet basic without curlicue's. It shows normality without any frills. It blends with the scene to make it more interesting.

  • The soundtrack is upbeat and matches with what happens in the clip.

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