Title sequences and typical conventions

  • A title sequence is the method by which films present their production and cast.
  • The aim of a title sequence is to set and establish the characters, scene, mood and the atmosphere so the audience can recognize what is going on.
  • Films usually try and interest the audience and create tension by having mysterious title sequences which makes the audience to continue to watch.
  • A title sequence usually has typical conventions which feature in most films. There’s usually an establishing shot which shows the audience the setting and which introduces them to the characters. They also usually have music to set the mood and the atmosphere of the film. The title sequences also include the main actors and key crew members, such as directors, to indicate who is a part of the film. This can also give an audience an instant connection to the film straight away if they see their favorite actor or director.

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