Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Bass is most known for his use of animation especially his use of lines. For example North by northwest. (Below)
Bass’s masterpiece is the title sequence for North by Northwest where rules are present in their primary role as the squared lines supporting text. Bass used animated lines in order to create a maze like feel. the idea of rulered lines comes apparent where as the lines meet to create the grided structure the animation stops, and the subtle lines become the sky scraper in the back ground. Extremely clever, not only on its visual effects but for its day and age too.
Saul bass first come into the big wide world as a graphic designer, but felt the need to
change the way in which we view our title sqeuences. He wanted to create title sequences that told a story. As the fiest interaction with the film should draw the audience in. By watchingg title sequences you beging to understand the films narritive. Sual bass' early work includes the man with the golden arm. Bass wanted to change his titles to make them even more realistic, so that the title is real life. An example of this West side story. This title consists of the titles being placed on the street, giving the film an urban theme; as the typogrphy used is in the style of graphite.
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Narraitive- A man out for revenge. 'richard' once a normal boy just in love with his childhood sweetheart, now a man with a grude. Richard now 35 is obbsesed with his one true love 'jane', and the memory of her departure still hunts him. The only conclusion Richard sees is revenge.
Story Line- Obsesed with his one true love, he needs to find her, and tell her how he feels,the phycotic man stalks his love only to find that Jane is still with the man she cheated on him with. Richard goes mad, crazy, when he finally meets up with jane only to get rejected. He then sets out to kill Janes lover and will stop at nothing till he has her back. HE trys to hurt jane in every way possible only then (he thinks) will she no how deeply she hurt him.
Log line- One man, one man 19 years of hatred finally comes to a head.
The title- Simple yet i think effective, the audience will atomaticly drawn to the fact that there may be some time di
I have finally 'cooked' up my idea, cant really say how lets just say it come to me in a dream. My initial idea was to make create a opening title sequence lasting 2 minutes choosing the 'thriller' genre about a psychotic girl, but i wasn't all that enthusiastic about it. So still my mind wondered and i started looking at other title sequence for ideas, I looked at:
After watching these four title sequences the two which stood out the most were not the two i was expecting as they were the oldest and by the same Director. Alfred Hitchcock's Thriller 'Psycho' is the main influence for my title sequence, but it wasn't the opening that lit an idea in my head it was the famous shower scene.
For My AS Level coursework, I have been asked to make an opening title sequence for a new fiction film, only to last two minutes maximum. I have also been asked 'for safety reasons and for public showings' not to use copyright material. 'All audio material must be original and produced by candidates, with the exception of music or audio effects from a copyright free source'