Title of movie: The Martian
I decided to make a title sequence which will be a 1:00.
The theme that I am working on or the plot revolves around the process of planting the potatoes in mars. The main objects are a shovel, potatoes, a plate and fork, ketchup since he ate his potatoes with ketchup only, calculations of the pathfinder, gloves and rust.
My initial idea was creating an animation of a rocket leaving earth and once it is in space, typography begins to appear from the rocket. I was thinking it would be as simple as my vector movie poster. The same style. This is the first story board that I was working on:
Soundtrack: I was looking into this soundtrack for my title sequence. The Composer: Harry Greyson-Williams. Minute: 20:17 Pathfinder.
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3 7QnmhXLc&list=PLD8cKG2OnznVgUJCyFssMZsVnMZuzCdVw&index=8&t=277s
I decided to change my idea of creating an animation and thought that I am more skilled when it comes to videography. I do not think I will be able to achieve what I want because I am not that familiar with animation. Also, I feel like the first idea of the rocket is very basic and straight forward. You get to know what the movie is about instantly. There is no sense of mystery.
This is the second story board that I sketched. I am more interested and excited to film this more than the first idea of the animation. I want to focus on the potatoes and how this is an important part of the entire movie. I do not want to give away everything about the movie by showing a rocket, astronaut and all that.
Before beginning to shoot my video, I was thinking of some effects that I would like to have in my title sequence. I watched a couple of videos and thought that they would really help. The first video is about changing the tint because I want my title sequence to have a dusty or reddish tint to it. Also, found a video where I can achieve a cinematic look. I think that is perfect because in some shots or transitions I would want a darker section or area. Another effect that I was searching for was the typing text. These are screenshots of the videos that I have saved to use later on:
This is process of the footage that I have so far:
I began with the shovel and how I want it to move from one point to another through the soil. I took several videos from different angles so I can have more options to work with. I also found some plants at home that look similar to potato leaves which was perfect. I took some shots near the plants and shots without.
These are some screenshots of me attempting to video frame 5 and 6 from my story board. These shots from the videos that I took are not edited.
A shot from the short rust clip as well as some dripping pipes that I took: