Thursday, 26 January 2012

Top Ten

I have been looking at different music to go with my title sequence. I want something upbeat, a little bit rocky and quirky. These are my favourites so far...

The one I find most fitting is I'm coming over by X, also it is only 1 minute 20 secs long so will be easy to cut down.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Editorial Image

I'm starting off my brief by building a bank of images to work from and take influence from.

Do infections wither as we get older?

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Top 10

The title sequence for the film Into the Wild was created by a student called Jurjen Versteeg. It has been created solely in After Effects, so it's a great example of the possibilities of this piece of software. 

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'Love in a Cab' title sequence created by design and animation studio Mojo. I really like how the flat vectored images have been manipulated to look 3D. The use of drop shadows and textures are a really effective way to separate the individual layers.

Love In A Cab Movie Ending Sequence from Cindy Ashes on Vimeo.

Titles for TV mini series 'The Starter Wife' uses similar techniques to make two dimensional illustrations jump out to you.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Top 10

I have looked at the title sequence for Desperate Housewives and I really like the style. I want my title sequence and idents to have a similar feel; quirky and humorous. I really like how a collage effect has been created with existing photographs and how the images have been manipulated to create an animation.

In today's crit someone suggested that I should look at the Napoleon Dynamite title sequence as one of my ideas is quite similar. I wanted to have the writing of my title written a big greasy fry up at the end, very similar to this sequence.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Top 10

I have been considering what colour schemes and typefaces I should use in my sequence and I think that a good place to start is the packaging of some existing popular alcoholic drinks.

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I really like this title sequence for the film Sin City. Besides the very beginning, the animation is all very basic yet still effective. This kind of makes me wish I chose to look at the top ten comic books, but then again, it would be hard to have my own unique style within this topic. I'm sticking to top ten hangover cures.

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Some more E4 idents that I love...

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Top 10

As one of the channels I have considered using for my top ten is E4, I have looked at some of their existing idents. They are called E stings and are sent into the E4 website by the public, then the best ones are shown on TV, here are some of my favourites...

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Top 10

Possible channels for my top 10...


Although Viva is primarily a music channel, in the evenings it does show programmes such as Fresh prince of Bel Air, South Park and Jackass. The fact that any programmes shown are in the evenings show that the channel has a more adult audience, which is of course one of the requirements of my top ten programme, otherwise I may be seen as promoting alcohol to kids!
All of the the programmes that Viva airs are light hearted or comedy, this would work well with my top ten as it supposed to be something not to be taken too seriously, with a light hearted edge.


I have always seen E4 as a light hearted, funny television channel, not only because of the amount of comedies it shows but also because its whole brand gives off this kind of feel. It comes across young, hip and has a modern sense of humour which I think would work really well with my top ten.
E4 also shows a lot 'top'  programmes, including the recurring one 'Rude Tube' which shows the top most recent YouTube videos.
This channel is also known for it's witty humour within its Estings, which are created by the public and posted on their website, E4 then selects the best ones to be shown on TV.


Dave is a channel that is aimed at young men and gives off a strong and noisy personality. It shows programmes and quiz shows such as Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Top Gear. Although I think my programme would be watched by this channels audience, I don't want to rule out females as I think that they would watch it too. Dave has a very specific audience, and I think that my programme could appeal to broader range of people.