Sunday, September 9, 2012

An experiment with type

I'm playing around with visual cues to let the audience know there's audio happening. It's been interesting. I'll also be showing some "thoughts" in an upcoming scene- We'll see how that plays out.


  1. I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand I applaud a new and interesting way of doing subtitles. On the other hand I was confused as to what to read or what to read first. The film happens fast and I think it may be too much for people to grab a hold of.

    Actually think about this: The way it was in silent films actually makes sense. You have the picture and that allows you to concentrate and appreciate the imagery. Then you have a black card with the narrative. That fills in the blanks WITHOUT diverting your attention from appreciating the imagery. I think perhaps that works best? The key is to have very FEW title cards. Just enough to tell the story. Perhaps you can COMBINE the styles. Have title cards for important story elements and then use the thought bubbles for non-essentials.

  2. I know where you're coming from. Bear in mind that this is sort of the end of the text clouds. I *need* the text cloud for a transition I never got to shoot. Glowerston enters via the elevator and pauses briefly as he sees all the people rushing towards him and the text starts popping up. The next shot is the group of them coming out of the text cloud. I think it will look very neat.

    Or not. We'll see.