You have four weeks now until Christmas to get your 'Blogs' looking 'supernoodledandy', and I would strongly suggest that you have a look at the Longroad Media Thriller blogs produced by students at this Sixth Form College - they are 'the Mutt's Nuts!' . Given my highly competetive streak and an innate desire to be the 'Best', it is only natural for me to want you to rise to the challenge and produce coursework this year that is creative, innovative, cutting-edge and that 'thinks outside the box'. Here is the Longroad site:
This link will help you begin the process of researching title sequences and looking for inspiration that will hopefully drive your film sequence forward. There are so many amazing sequences collected here along with audio clips from directors, artists etc. deconstructing specific titles, particularly those that have won awards and acclaim. I love the way the titles have been put together to create really beautiful little single images of the whole. I hope you enjoy this site as much as I have. Check out 'Fight Club', 'Seven' and the Saul Bass links - Great Stuff!
Over the next few weeks I will post some of the 'Great' title sequences of cinema history and ones that have really inspired me. To get you started, I have posted some clips from the 'Main-man' - Mr Saul Bass whose work has inspired so many contemporary film makers. My first offering is one of my favourite title sequences by Bass for 'North by Northwest' plus a great little documentary where Bass explores his cannon of work and the power of the title sequence and its significance in the films that he has worked on. Watch them and comment. I'd love to know what you think of my hero. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK-OUT THE HOMEWORK POSTING FOR INFORMATION ON BLOGGING HOMEWORK THIS WEEK!
LINK TO SAUL BASS 'NORTH BY NORTHWEST' TITLES