At the beginning of the opening it gives a quick introduction of what he is going to do in the whole opening. Also in the background there are very unusual patterns and colours used. Will smith is wearing a yellow T-shirt. This represents happiness and laughter this is a clear indication of what the programme is going to be about. The graffiti typeface also suggests the target audience is teenagers as graffiti is usually associated with teenagers. The opening uses mise-en-scene well as it changes from scene to scene quite rapidly involving speech images and sound effects. Humour is also added to the opening, when Will is caught grafitying and then pretends like it is deodorant
I will be writing a written analysis on sitcom openings and particularly paying more attention to ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air.’ Sitcom is an abbreviation for situation comedy, which means putting people in everyday predicaments and seeing the funny side of it.
‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ has a different and unique opening compared to normal openings because it gives a brief description of how he got to where he is now. It starts off with writing of ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,’ in graffiti typeface. This is a great opening because it gives you the title of the sitcom before the opening so the audience have an idea of what the programme is called. The style it is written in is to convey what the programme is about and about the background of programme. It also represents where he comes from. This is great denotation.
Image denotation. Describe the picture...colour, style, body language, media.
This picture on the front cover is very effective as he has got his two kids with him. This is grabbing the attention of its target audience as kids are cute and people would be attracted to this. Also the rapper is posing as a gangster as he is wearing a banner-clarver suggesting he is in a gang and is a gangster. There is also a two-turn colour effect in the background and the colour blends in...