Maegan Ayn
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Series of Unfortunate Events

'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events' Title Sequence

 
 

Title sequence for the Netflix Original Series "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events."

Overview

Create a title sequence and deliverables package for a television series.

Objective

Though "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" became a movie, three peers and I chose to create a title and deliverables for Netflix's new release of the story as a television series. We wanted our titles to reflect the darker side of the comedy in the books. Our goal was to combine high-contrast lighting, muted, deep color tones, and obscure objects to build the mood. 

[row 1 - moodboards; row 2 - style frames]

Solution

Through three-day series of shoots, we filmed sets built of items from the books or other items that gave an antique feel. After building the sets, we used hot lights on c-stands for movement as well as a camera on a super boom to allow for smooth movement. Some shots were with a standard lens while others were with a macro to give a shifting shallow focus and add mystery to show parts of the whole.

[outtakes from shooting]