Les Bleus de Ramville – 2012
The title sequence opens with a dark background which turns out to be a t-shirt over the camera lens. The shot manages to give the viewer a sensation of freedom. From a dark black environment it turns to a bright and shiny one, with lively colours and lighting. The whole title sequence is shot in high key lighting. The idea of setting free, visually, the emotion the viewer has while watching the sequence with white flashes manages to captivate their attention and reach subconsciously a pleasurable interior climax.
Many of the scenes are close-ups and they’re often shot with backlight lighting that tend to give the viewer an idea of hope like a light at the end of a tunnel. The director frequently decides to put a bright light coming from the corners of the screen. He sometimes uses mirrors or glass to reflect the light and increase the lighting in the shot. In this title sequence some of the shots are made graphically on the computer. In the title sequence i will be shooting, since its shot by night i wanted to insert as meny lights and and colorful shadows games in order to give visual entertainment to the spectators.
The director decided to film a high quantity of close-ups to make the viewer feel closer the characters and their deep emotions.Flashes of light appear frequently in the 4 different angles of the screen. They are used quite frequently to inspire a sensation of hope and happiness.
Most of the shots are in high key lighting thanks to bright colour of and thanks to the many white objects in the scenes like ice, t-shirts, masks,, helmets, robber bands and so on.
Interesting and catchy are the many close-ups, some of them are on objects while the camera slowly flows to the side, others are in slow motion of moving objects and people, like goals and spectators joys. He often uses low angles, overhead shots, over the shoulder. The images strictly follow the music timing. The shots are mainly quick, significant presence of fast cuts between them. At the end of each shot the director decided to put a bright light, increasing more and more till when we can’t see anything but a white screen; An appealing way to connect two entirely different scenes. The music is non diagetic, has a light impact on the viewer even if the piano notes are quite fast and strong. The music includes various sounds like the racket hitting the disk, the racket falling on the ice or the disk hitting the metal post. They all derive from the sport the film is about, Hockey. This all helps to make the viewer feel closer to the game, a game that is all about simple things spilled beer, fresh arena air and entertainment.
The audience, which the film is referred to, is sport junkies, young people, and teenagers. The titles appear every 3-4 seconds. It’s curious how the director sometimes decides to hide the titles behind objects and people, in order to move the camera away from the them and allowing the viewer see the titles clearly. This type of title sequence inspired me in a creative way. It doesn’t just put the title in front of you, the director played with the different props in the shot and used them in a original way.