Possible Genres For Opening Sequence

November 7, 2009 at 1:50 pm (Uncategorized)

The first thing I need to do in the planning of my Opening Sequence is to choose the genre. To choose my genre, I need to look at what genres are realistically possible to do with the resources I have. The following factors must be taken into account:

  • Achievability (can it be realistically recreated)
  • Target Audience and how you could appeal to them
  • Own interests and experiences
  • Budget constraints
  • Locations available
  • Authenticity of props, actors, costumes etc.
  • Time

After considering these factors, there are several possible genres to do my opening sequence for:

  • Romance
  • Horror
  • Comedy
  • Social Realism
  • Crime Drama
  • Thriller
  • Rom-Com

There are three I am considering doing; Romantic Comedy, Romance or Social Realism. There are pros and cons to doing all of these genres.

Romantic Comedy

51HRGQSVJ7L__SL500_AA240_Pros:    

  • The narrative of a Romantic-Comedy is mainly character driven, meaning no special effects are needed
  • A Romantic-Comedy can be made on a low-budget, as there are no special effects needed
  • There is a wide audience for Romantic-Comedy’s

Cons:theholidayposter

  • Because the story is character driven, good actors are needed
  • The opening sequences of Romantic Comedies conventionally have a popular and well known track over the top. However, I am not allowed to use any signed artists, making this possibly difficult
  • Any dialogue used will have to be effective and witty. Lots of thought will have to go into the script writing

Romance

Pros:

  • The narrative of Comedy films are mainly character driven, meaning no special effects are needed. This also means a high budget is not needed
  • No special costumes are needed, just normal, everyday clothes
  • There are no conventional locations of Comedies, so finding a location shouldn’t be too hard

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Cons:

  • Because the story is character driven, good actors are needed. They will also have to be good comedy actors
  • A lot of thought will have to be put into the script, as it must be funny
  • It’s hard not to cross over into Romantic-Comedy

Social Realism

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  • A Social Realism film doesn’t need a big budget, as it’s about everyday people, not action movie stars
  • No special costumes are needed, just normal, everyday clothes
  • Locations need to be built up and urban, and there are places within Bury and Ipswich that fit this description 

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Cons:

  • The actors must be good and able to effectively portray characters surrounded by serious issues
  • Social Realism films traditionally don’t have a very wide audience
  • The narrative of Social Realism films are about real life issues such as drug taking and abuse, meaning thought must be put into the message I want to project
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