Research into teen dram films:
This was the stage that we really got to have a clear understanding of the two genres 'high school drama' and 'youth drama film', as a group we decided to go along with 'youth drama' because we felt that we could get more marks on location as it wouldn't require us to film near college. We also researched many different openings by viewing other 'youth drama films' and listing our favourite ones. By doing this, we were creating ideas that we could follow up on later in the planning stage. All of this helped us create a clear image of what title sequences require and the importance of the placement of the title credits. Without the research stage you wouldn't be able to understand what the purpose of your title sequence actually is and the effect of the placement of the title credits has on the opening.