Well i was probably the most excited about my Gummo title sequence, because i think i thought of my best idea for it which was the stop motion spaghetti falling onto a plate and spelling out Gummo. However turns out i didn’t have any other strong ideas for the rest of the film and i couldn’t rely on this being ‘such a good idea’ to hold the reputation of the film.
So my storyboard for Gummo is mainly half-hearted ideas, in terms of illustration then I’m useless but I dont think that effected the way i was working. So i took my storyboard to a group crit and realised that the whole thing needed a re-vamp.. So i thought instead of changing my taxi driver I would challenge myself and change my Gummo. I wanted to make it minimal and wasn’t really sure how I was going to storyboard it so i sat down with Motion, and started experimenting with white squares moving around the screen.
At first I thought it might be quite a challenge to match the minimal titles with the very stylized film that is Gummo. But I thought with the right music and colours it wouldn’t be a problem. So to give it that sketchy feel I put a mega blues record on it and used the hand held recording feature to make it look that extra bit really. Also putting some earthquake on the elements helped.
I don’t think I would change anything, I’m happy with everything the way it is and think that adding extra elements might hinder the quality of the film.
due to the fact that i needed my title sequences to have unique styles i chose to change my gummo idea completely! and go for a nice fresh modern but twisted look.
the one minute title sequence features bright block colours (inspired by the film) which shaking blocks of white mixed with text.. i chose to do this because it would’ve been very hard for everything to fit in with the film without abit of grunginess. enjoy..