REAL OTS ANALYSIS
We are analysing original opening title sequences of films from our chosen sub genre as these will have help us and possibly provide inspiration for our OTS.
dawn of the dead
During the first half of the opening, the clever use of ominous audio matched the footage that was onscreen. It began with a compilation of scratches and screams that would be matched with the category of zombie like behaviour.The titles were very effective in that they represented the idea of death and gore with a blood red title that was made of blood. The confused tension was mainly built from the non-linear cutting that was constantly switching to different locations where people are suffering from this virus.
resident evil afterlife
The use of the ominous non-diegetic music helped to form tension as the scene slowly began to focus onto the female character that stood out from the crowd. The use of the slow motion effect also made the tension grow as the audience begins to anticipate something to go wrong as the women and man begin to look at each other. She was also the only one to be unequipped with an umbrella, therefore she stands out quite a lot from the crowd aswell. The amount of umbrella's is also a good way of foreshadowing the evil company that is called Umbrella corp.
world war z
World war z uses asynchronism in it's opening title sequence as it uses by showing people going about there day whilst chilling music plays over the images that are in contrast to the sound. Then the radio broadcast kicks in whilst the images continue to stay in contrast to the sounds. This makes the audience feel intrigued as to what exactly is happening in the film. As the music and images progress, the music begins to pick up in tempo and becomes more uneasy and eery, the images become more and more violent and aggressive for example images of animals eating other animals.
28 days later
28 days later uses tracking shots in their opening title sequence when he is running away from the zombies in the field towards the boat to escape, which he does successfully. It has eery music throughout the whole title sequence and when the zombies invade them in their own home you can hear how vicious the zombies are and the screams that the women and child give when the man leaves them to fend for themselves but eventually get killed. As the title sequence progresses the music gets more and more violent and as they get close towards capturing and killing him and gets even more intense, but he finally escapes.