The Art of Film & TV Title Design | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios November 13, 2019 60 By Peter Engel CategoryArticles BlogTagsBen Conrad Blue Valentine Boardwalk Empire film Film & TV Imaginary Forces Jim Helton Karin Fong LoganTV Mad Men motion graphics movie titles Movies off book pbs PBS Digital Studios Peter Frankfurt Se7en title design title sequences typography Zombieland 60 Comments sanjuacharya says: April 18, 2012 at 11:33 pm Beautiful Reply Dirty Dozen says: April 19, 2012 at 5:44 pm awesome! Reply MaghoxFr says: April 20, 2012 at 2:42 am Great, great great video. Much appretiated over here. My only criticism is that the music felt out of place and distracting. Reply National Film Society says: April 20, 2012 at 4:05 pm Now we want to go watch all of those movies. Reply Alan Mohammed says: April 20, 2012 at 9:12 pm These can sometimes be my favourite part of a film… so beautiful 🙂 Reply corrinne Jones says: April 20, 2012 at 9:36 pm Alfred Hitchcock's title sequences are amazing. Look at Rear Window and North by Northwest. Reply Art Trivia says: April 21, 2012 at 3:44 pm The music is too loud in some parts, but great video nevertheless. Reply dichotomy says: April 24, 2012 at 6:02 am So good! I want more! Reply eric garlinghouse says: April 24, 2012 at 5:34 pm This topic should become it's own series… Reply Harbinjero says: April 24, 2012 at 7:27 pm Those are both done by Saul Bass, a genius of visual design. He also did Psycho and Vertigo. Reply Nawaz Alamgir says: April 25, 2012 at 10:30 am Prologue Films and Imaginary Forces Reply Fish Bike says: April 25, 2012 at 2:07 pm can you told me song which is begin since 0.30 s? Reply David Jonsson says: April 25, 2012 at 2:38 pm I loved the text in zombieland! Reply Mark Tapio Kines says: April 25, 2012 at 8:49 pm William Lebeda and Picture Mill should have been part of this. Reply oaktownacid says: April 26, 2012 at 12:43 am 0 dislikes. Good design… Reply NormDesignIRE says: April 26, 2012 at 8:27 am Na one guy who knows Fuck all about design had to Dislike it as usual 🙂 Reply NormDesignIRE says: April 26, 2012 at 8:28 am anyone know the song for Blue Valentine ? Reply NormDesignIRE says: April 26, 2012 at 8:32 am do you know the music for it ? Reply NormDesignIRE says: April 26, 2012 at 8:53 am that begins at 3.19 Reply 4Sarit4 says: April 26, 2012 at 2:33 pm That's what I wanna do as my job! It's so awesome Reply chaosinorderrr says: April 26, 2012 at 6:32 pm The Pacific's opening looks awesome! Makes me want to watch the show actually. Also, this topic needs to be fleshed out into a documentary! Reply LA says: April 26, 2012 at 7:11 pm grizzly bear did all of the music for blue valentine. the whole album's on itunes. Reply helminthes says: April 26, 2012 at 7:35 pm Someone at Kornhaber Brown should be ashamed that they didn't tell the editor to simply pan all of the dialog to the center. Reply Kevin Reilly says: April 26, 2012 at 10:00 pm Super interesting. Agree, there should definitely be a full documentary dedicated to this art. One thing about this show, please cut out the corny music in the background, very distracting and interferes with the art you're showcasing. Reply hoplahey says: April 27, 2012 at 10:17 am I always skips the title screens and go directly to the movie 🙂 Reply chakra123view says: April 27, 2012 at 12:30 pm This is remarkable Reply Jack Wilson says: April 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm fantastic! subscribed. Reply Gohaninengland says: April 28, 2012 at 7:33 pm G-R-E-A-T Reply ACTUAL says: April 29, 2012 at 7:14 am Great stuff as always PBS! Reply Tricipitinus says: April 29, 2012 at 8:09 am a clip aboput this topic without mentioning the game of thrones intro is an epic FAIL Reply Karan Bhatia says: May 7, 2012 at 7:29 am the best Title Seq is in Lord of War Reply Glen Montgomery says: May 7, 2012 at 9:51 pm I am guessing they could not get any of the folks who worked on GoT sequence. Here is a great article on it over at "art of the Title" Reply Nam Thanh says: May 12, 2012 at 2:35 pm @BoyTheRacer Reply Nam Thanh says: May 12, 2012 at 2:35 pm @camnhung04856 Reply evomo says: May 23, 2012 at 7:37 pm I agree, they have been doing titles for some of the most amazing and memorable films for over 15 years. Reply evomo says: May 23, 2012 at 7:53 pm This is a really cool episode but barely scratches the surface when it comes to title design. A lot of well known title designers were not even mentioned and Kyle Cooper designed the titles to Seven – which I believe was done at RG/A before IF was even formed – Garson Yu, Thomas Cobb also worked on it who both have their own studios and have done equally amazing work just as William Lebeda at Picture Mill. This definitely deserves its own documentary 1 hour + and better research. Reply evomo says: May 23, 2012 at 7:55 pm this is correct. poor research on the show producers part. Reply AlexReynard says: May 24, 2012 at 10:33 am Not much to say, other than that Panic Room might be my favorite opening title sequence ever. It was one of the first times I'd ever seen CG done perfectly photorealistic. The huge words hanging over the city, and at such odd angles, such an impossible image, really set up a feeling of stark, fascinating 'wrongness'. It worked perfectly. Also, I really liked the opening of Devil. It's a simple idea, and maybe it's just my acrophobia, but it made me jitter in my seat. Reply GoodFriendsForever says: June 25, 2012 at 6:45 pm I really like this website about titles! Artofthetitle com Reply Sheren Bamberger. says: July 6, 2012 at 3:21 am Juno and Game of Thrones have some really amazing openings. Reply evomo says: July 9, 2012 at 5:49 pm both Panic Room and Devil were designed by William Lebeda at Picture Mill. Reply AlexReynard says: July 9, 2012 at 6:58 pm O.O Wowee, that is cool. I'mma go look him up and see what else he's done! Reply zovizovieselritmo says: July 28, 2012 at 7:33 am Why do title sequences need a separate director? If I were a film director I would love to design the title sequence for the movie that everybody's gonna give me credit for. Do film directors come up with anything or do they just say "yes" or "no"? Reply Cindy Marie Jenkins says: July 28, 2012 at 9:08 pm This is exactly what I needed to watch today. I've scoured your site and this is my favorite! Reply geoffpeterstrio says: August 4, 2012 at 5:58 am excellent video! Reply Halbwurm - Gameplay Commentary, Guides & Lore says: October 20, 2012 at 12:45 pm Amazing Intros indeed! Love the BlueValentine especially! check out my new Intro created in AfterEffects: /watch?v=RSSziYI2ztU Reply B Corp SEO says: November 28, 2012 at 1:59 am "But hopefully the reason why it resonates with you is because it's so true to the story it's telling." Reply Pedro Alvarez Espinosa says: January 8, 2013 at 7:33 pm DEXTER Reply Guillermo Castellanos says: January 27, 2013 at 12:26 am INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!! Reply Rohini S says: March 3, 2013 at 6:57 pm I really loved this video. And I checked out the site and thank you so much for the link. 🙂 Reply jrod3260 says: March 29, 2013 at 11:07 am AWSOME!! Reply Calkimchi says: May 8, 2013 at 9:50 am next step? Google "Saul Bass" Reply WEANS2 says: May 8, 2013 at 10:18 pm What are the names of the movies? Reply Shaheero says: May 16, 2013 at 10:55 am Watch "Catch Me if You Can" opening title sequence, which pays homage to Bass’s graphics watch?v=gaLDyrun_Cc Reply watchingtelevision says: June 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm Stephen Frankfurt's titles for To Kill A Mockingbird. Reply zenooe says: September 3, 2013 at 5:22 pm The most awesome movie title i think is "Enter The Void" by Gasper Noe Reply Mente magazine says: February 6, 2014 at 1:24 am Inspiring work, inspiring people! —— Title design will get more and more importance as digital media grows. Hope to see amazing work and talent making the difference in this area. Reply PlanYourLift says: March 28, 2014 at 4:10 am This was cool! Most memorable title sequences for me growing up is The Simpsons, The Bill (with the walking shoes) and maybe Survivor/Charmed although that's probably more because of the song choice. I'm trying to think of titles that are better than the whole movie/show, all I can think of is Watchmen (although that's totally subjective). Reply Katja K says: July 5, 2014 at 7:03 am Some great title sequences I can think of are for Catch Me If You Can, House M.D, Touch, Juno, Amelie, The Village, Zodiac…..and for Analogue/Digital Design Conference Brisbane 2013 http://www.artofthetitle.com/title/analogue-digital-bne-2013/ Reply New Infinite says: November 28, 2015 at 12:20 am mooi Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.