The assignment was to design a relevant introduction and title sequence to the movie of our choice. We had to think about the importance of the design of the title sequence on setting the mood for the particular film or allude to the events, characters, or climax of the movie. The final piece had to also include the title of the movie, director, and main characters featured in the film.
I saw this project as a really interesting opportunity to provide lots of information about a film in a subtle but strategic way. The film that I chose, Amelie, is eclectic and quirky and I wanted to make a title sequence that matched that energy. I decided to do a stop motion of a few different still lifes that each representing a character from the film. In each still life I wanted to capture the essence of that character with objects, locations, and movements that relate to them. I included the specific actor's name that played that character in each respective still life.
I ended up with a result that I was very happy with that I think embodied the spirit of the film. I overlayed instrumental piano that is heard throughout the film and adds to the nostalgic quality of the title sequence. I also added a white border around the edges to get the feeling that these still lifes were old polaroids and stills of moments in time. Polaroids are also an important visual and theme in the movie to it made sense to reference that.