The narrative was established with codes and conventions in mind. It involves a woman who is unhappy who progressively becomes happier. This is relevant for the genre of drama. Performance with facial expressions is used to show how she is unhappy. The screenshot below shows an example of how we used facial expressions to show codes and conventions of drama.
The sound used in the office scenes are sad and dramatic. It is a slow piano tone with light notes representing how Louise, the main character is feeling. The sound which is used when Louise starts to travel to India is uplifting with a bollywood style. This is to represent how Louise is feeling happier now.
I used lighting to show codes and conventions of drama to show the conversion from being dark and dismal to bright and happy. This binary opposition is to show how Louise is unhappy because of her job at the start but happy because she is going to India at the end of the title sequence.
As part of research, I looked at The secret life of Walter Mitty, Forrest Gump and Eat Pray Love. The most similar narrative wise to TJOSD is The secret life of Walter Mitty. In both film's we see a person at work who dislike what they are doing so goes on a journey. They both concentrate on one character throughout showing their story.
Drama's usually exhibit a realistic side to life which my title sequence does. It shows how not everyone loves their job but if you try you can do what you want in life. This is what the title sequence wants to show. This is very similar to other title sequence of a similar genre.