Welcome to the blog of Rasam Production's Rob Shaw (The Producer), charting the evolution of the opening to the new feature film "Wrenched", jointly produced with Sam Pollock (The Director) and Asa Newmarch (The Cinematographer). Here is a link to our final cut! There are various short videos and vod/podcasts right here on this blog! Enjoy, and please feel free to comment/add suggestions! Remember there are links lists on the side of this blog to make it easier to navigate to useful posts!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

RS - Deconstruction of Star Trek (Practice Evaluation Question)

Star Trek (J.J.Abrams, 2009)
Budget: $140m
US Box Office: $260m
UK Box Office £20m

  • The company idents play before anything. The companies that play are Paramount Pictures Spyglass Entertainment and Bad Robot.
  • Non-Diagetic sound played throughout the company idents on screen, the sound then stops when they finish and it transitions to the opening sequence.
  • There is an initial establishing shot of space and then a space ship moving past the camera, anchoring the genre.
  • Theres no mention of "A film by" or "Directed by" etc, there is also no date/time/year shown on the screen.
  • We here people talking over a radio, we assume it is from the people abord the space ship
  •  There is sequence of people abord the space ship, discussing another ship approaching them through a black hole.
  • There is a long sequence of the ships battling
  • The whole opening sequence ends at 11 minutes which is when the main title for the film comes up

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