HISTORY OF SPECIAL EFFECTS IN THE OPENING TITLE OF THE TV SERIES

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IDEA: For the first project, we decided to explore the history, and evolution, of special effects in the opening title of the TV series. We decided to narrow down the search to the opening because play a very important role as they have recurring elements that attract and conquer the audience even before yout sart watching the episode.

PRELIMINARY: Before starting work we have done a thorough search to find out what years in television began broadcasting television series, and later TV series which had titres within which the parties had made thanks to special effects. Once collected the material we decided to split material found in 3 macroblocks: 60s­‐70s, 80s-­90s and 2000s – present day.

DEVELOPMENT: Each of these macroblocks consists of a video that summarizes the opening that, in our opinion, have been more important in the era under consideration. In each of these videos we made sure to show the title of the series, this in addition to contextualize the series, manages to understand how the history of special effects has evolved and transformed from the ’60s to today. To give the impression of a journey in time we have achieved a kind of lift a spacecraft that carries a kind of time travel. Every time the elevator opens, you see a room, furnished in the style of the period examined. Next, we’re going to zoom in on the tv that will show the video era. At the end there will be the closing of the doors , and the displacement of the ship forward in time.

TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT: At a technical level, we have created all the graphics of the lift, the rooms and the TV through Adobe Illustrator. For video editing we used Adobe Premiere. Finally, we have exported both graphic video in After Effects and created the final video.

Maria Teresa Gabbiadini

Manuel Ibba

Luca Quaranta

Antonella Vannucci

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