My Product Classification Certificate

The idea i had for my title sequence was to make it the Intro/Theme Video for a Tv Series. The product aims at an adolescent audience, all the way to young adults of the age of 30 or so.  The TV show will have multiple genres as said in previous posts.
In the product there might be presence of:

  • strong violence
  • frequent strong language.
  • portrayals of sexual activity
  • strong verbal references to sex
  • sexual nudity
  • brief scenes of sexual violence or verbal references to sexual violence
  • discriminatory language or behaviour
  • drug taking

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The Editing Of My Title Sequence – Creative Ideas

IO decided to edit my title sequence with a quick cut to the beat appeal, i wanted to create a perfect balance through the elements with which i worked, like the sound the shots, the elements in the shots, the ideas to create and entertaining flow in the editing. And also this thrilling velocity of the images, naturally related to the name “The Haf Seen City” really manages to give an engaging emotion. The are all vital factors you need to take care of in order to create and appropriate sequence. The types of fonts and styles used in the video together with the colours had huge importance on the visual emotion the spectator has.

  Throughout all the title sequence i used about 29 different titles: each one of them had his own look, the colours, the fonts, the sizes and templates made the titles very appealing and entertaining to watch.

For the first 5 titles i decided to use white and not another colour because the background was tricky to the spectators eyes so the best way was to keep it simple.

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From there on the title started to take different shapes and colours and way to appear. I used 3 different templates to make the titles appear which are: glow (when the title appeared and disappear slowly), Crime (when the letters appeared in a random order), custom (where the title just appeared without a fade or anything)

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Throughout all the sequence the titles appear when a specific note is played, generally the note is has more importance than others and manages to give  a bit of push to the video and the emotions given to the viewer. I decided to choose this specific type of style of editing because I always found it simple and complex at the same time, appealing as no other type of editing, it was the perfect way to engage the viewer to the product.

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Once I arrived in the city of london everything was much clearer, I understood straight away which were actually the appropriate fonts and styles to use and especially  how to relate it to the correct shot. Creating a timeline of paper really helped me organising the ideas regarding the time and the amount of titles I could fit in the maximum 2 minutes long sequence. When th editing time arrived it was difficult to assemble everything and chose the best shots even because I had limited time and I could really fit all of the best ones unfortunately.

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I decided to use this style because nowadays audience seeks more from television than the classic tv shows that are all the same while years go by, the audience whats to be shown something different, appealing and visually entertaining. The young audience really counts on the visual aspect of it, it has to be nice, timed well and full of different features in order to satisfy their desires fully.

Genre – The Genre Of My Title Sequence

My title sequence doesn’t really have a specific genre; the idea I had for my video was not to choose a straight forward genre to apply to the project but instead let the audience imagination fulfil they own wishes and desires. I could roughly say my title sequence has Comic Drama style. The sequence manages to enclose several genres as in Romantic Comedy, Drama, Thriller, in order to give the spectators a wide range of choice.

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The micro features present in the video reminds us of a Tv Series title sequence; the lights, the signs on the streets, tell us many things, what you can find in the city what you will miss if you wont go. The lights in the city manage to give the video a unique atmosphere that easily captivates your attention. The skylines on the city and the building from far away puts you in a position of tourist, a turist which is entertained by the beautiful city he’s in.

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The quick cut to the beat editing is put there in order to make you feel the rush you might feel if living in a city like London where noting stops and is in constant movement. When you live in a city like london timing is the only thing that can keep you there, this is reflected in the timing of the music and shots around the city in the video project.

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In the Title Sequence you can find many different types of features that can make you remind of the genres as in the lights and specific shots taken, the type of font used to show the titles, the different templates with which images and names appear. I was really captivated by the idea of letting the audience chose a bit for me; By letting the audience think what they would like to be thinking i satisfy their whims and visual-entertaining desires and manage to attract their attention more that anything else. This is a great method to induce people to be curious enough to leave their everyday t programme and look for something different in the product we are offering.

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The idea of the closest genre I want to give is a genre that relies on the emotional and relational development of realistic characters within the story plot. It is set in London one of the greatest biggest city’s of the entire world, where people, shops and pubs and clubs never close, a city were everything can happen and everything will happen. A mixture of ideas and genre manages to give to the product mesmerizing flow throughout the scenes and easily attracts young audiences attentions.

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There aren’t any specific and clear narrative conventions in the video; the product only shows a perspective from a third person who is detached from the narrative. Basically lets the viewer think for himself without a clear outline of what will happen, the building the, shop signs, they all add up in order to entertain the viewer.

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Exporting & Compressing My Project File

Exporting the video after editing it and revising it a few times, was an important step in order to conclude fully my project. Initially, since I was unexperienced in using the software, i exported it with the option directly from Final Cut Pro (like shown in the photo below).

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I faced several problem regarding the compression of the file through the internet, the file was too big and it failed to complete. Together with the package of Final Cut Pro X the product included Motion and Compressor Softwares. I was initially attracted by the themes Motion offered, but later on I understood that they weren’t adaptable to the kind of video I had in mind.
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On the other hand Compressor helped me achieve what I wanted; I managed to compress a file of 4,91 GB in to 290 MB. Later on after looking at the exported and compressed video on the internet I noticed the video started lagging and the timing of the images didn’t respect the timing of the music and the video lost lot’s of its potential. Since I used a quick cut to the beat edit I decided to compress the file and adjust a few mistakes I did in the editing but the software denied the option of exporting in the file i wanted. I tried to Re-install the software but the submit button was grayed out.

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I looked on the internet other ways to export the file and I could find any, till when i remembered having a simple software (Quicktime Player)with which I managed to screen record the intro visual effect and drag it onto my Final Cut Timeline with no difficulties. The software also had a compressing and exporting option from which you could choose from: it could compress the file up to  1080 p. all the way to a simple 540 p that also managed to keep a good quality. I chose a 720p Exporting/Compression that easily made my file shrink into a 178 mb. The file was compressed easily, without losing too much time to understand how it worked and the compression was really fast too.

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The image below shows the Quick TimePlayer Icon. Quick TimePlayer is a pre-installed software in Apple Computers (Mac) and offers you a wide range of options to work with regarding videos and audio files; You can do many different things, from the compression of a file to exporting it, you can also screen record and watch many different format videos on it. This software really helped me finalize my project and managed to give a touch of simplicity to all my work.

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