Making the Second Ident

Research into the 2 minutes of a films opening had told us the many films contain 2 or more idents, so given the fact we had already completed one, we moved on to making another. This time we decided to challenge ourselves further and opted for a more complex ident compared to our first.

  1. The first thing we did was to import the footage I recorded of the waves crashing. This was because our production name was decided upon to be called ‘Tsunami Productions’ so, we wanted to have something which represented this.
  2. The next thing we did was to add the text (this was the “productions”) and we added a basic blur in effect to add some animation to the ident.
  3. The third thing we did was that we added another layer of text. This was underlaid over the video footage of the waves.
  4. I then added an image mask of the waves and then dragged the ‘Tsunami’ titles over the image mask. It created like a window effect since the waves were seeping through the text.screen-shot-2017-02-03-at-10-35-54.pngscreen-shot-2017-02-03-at-10-35-45-1.pngscreen-shot-2017-02-03-at-10-35-32.png

The final product looks like this:


The process took the best part of 3 lessons but Im very proud of how it has turned out as i believe that it is unique and looks professional. My one criticism of the ident however is the quality of video of the waves, as once adding a image mask it does dampen down the quality of footage. Other than that the ident was a success.


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