HomeArticlesThe Art of Film & TV Title Design | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios The Art of Film & TV Title Design | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios By Eric Benedict November 10, 2019 Articles, Blog 60 Comments Tags:Ben 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 Related Posts Tips & Tricks on How to draw EXPLOSIONS｜Japanese anime & Manga I Painted a CUSTOM HYDRO FLASK?! ★ Yamaha R1 SHARK motorcycle wrap – Akrapovic, 3M, RIZOMA ★ [ wrap classes – oklejam czachę od R1 ] About Author admin 60 Comments sanjuacharya April 18, 2012 Beautiful Reply Dirty Dozen April 19, 2012 awesome! Reply MaghoxFr April 20, 2012 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 April 20, 2012 Now we want to go watch all of those movies. Reply Alan Mohammed April 20, 2012 These can sometimes be my favourite part of a film… so beautiful 🙂 Reply corrinne Jones April 20, 2012 Alfred Hitchcock's title sequences are amazing. Look at Rear Window and North by Northwest. Reply Art Trivia April 21, 2012 The music is too loud in some parts, but great video nevertheless. Reply dichotomy April 24, 2012 So good! I want more! Reply eric garlinghouse April 24, 2012 This topic should become it's own series… Reply Harbinjero April 24, 2012 Those are both done by Saul Bass, a genius of visual design. He also did Psycho and Vertigo. Reply Nawaz Alamgir April 25, 2012 Prologue Films and Imaginary Forces Reply Fish Bike April 25, 2012 can you told me song which is begin since 0.30 s? Reply David Jonsson April 25, 2012 I loved the text in zombieland! Reply Mark Tapio Kines April 25, 2012 William Lebeda and Picture Mill should have been part of this. Reply oaktownacid April 26, 2012 0 dislikes. Good design… Reply NormDesignIRE April 26, 2012 Na one guy who knows Fuck all about design had to Dislike it as usual 🙂 Reply NormDesignIRE April 26, 2012 anyone know the song for Blue Valentine ? Reply NormDesignIRE April 26, 2012 do you know the music for it ? Reply NormDesignIRE April 26, 2012 that begins at 3.19 Reply 4Sarit4 April 26, 2012 That's what I wanna do as my job! It's so awesome Reply chaosinorderrr April 26, 2012 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 April 26, 2012 grizzly bear did all of the music for blue valentine. the whole album's on itunes. Reply helminthes April 26, 2012 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 April 26, 2012 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 April 27, 2012 I always skips the title screens and go directly to the movie 🙂 Reply chakra123view April 27, 2012 This is remarkable Reply Jack Wilson April 27, 2012 fantastic! subscribed. Reply Gohaninengland April 28, 2012 G-R-E-A-T Reply ACTUAL April 29, 2012 Great stuff as always PBS! Reply Tricipitinus April 29, 2012 a clip aboput this topic without mentioning the game of thrones intro is an epic FAIL Reply Karan Bhatia May 7, 2012 the best Title Seq is in Lord of War Reply Glen Montgomery May 7, 2012 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 May 12, 2012 @BoyTheRacer Reply Nam Thanh May 12, 2012 @camnhung04856 Reply evomo May 23, 2012 I agree, they have been doing titles for some of the most amazing and memorable films for over 15 years. Reply evomo May 23, 2012 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 May 23, 2012 this is correct. poor research on the show producers part. Reply AlexReynard May 24, 2012 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 June 25, 2012 I really like this website about titles! Artofthetitle com Reply Sheren Bamberger. July 6, 2012 Juno and Game of Thrones have some really amazing openings. Reply evomo July 9, 2012 both Panic Room and Devil were designed by William Lebeda at Picture Mill. Reply AlexReynard July 9, 2012 O.O Wowee, that is cool. I'mma go look him up and see what else he's done! Reply zovizovieselritmo July 28, 2012 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 July 28, 2012 This is exactly what I needed to watch today. I've scoured your site and this is my favorite! Reply geoffpeterstrio August 4, 2012 excellent video! Reply Halbwurm - Gameplay Commentary, Guides & Lore October 20, 2012 Amazing Intros indeed! Love the BlueValentine especially! check out my new Intro created in AfterEffects: /watch?v=RSSziYI2ztU Reply B Corp SEO November 28, 2012 "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 January 8, 2013 DEXTER Reply Guillermo Castellanos January 27, 2013 INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!! Reply Rohini S March 3, 2013 I really loved this video. And I checked out the site and thank you so much for the link. 🙂 Reply jrod3260 March 29, 2013 AWSOME!! Reply Calkimchi May 8, 2013 next step? Google "Saul Bass" Reply WEANS2 May 8, 2013 What are the names of the movies? Reply Shaheero May 16, 2013 Watch "Catch Me if You Can" opening title sequence, which pays homage to Bass’s graphics watch?v=gaLDyrun_Cc Reply watchingtelevision June 12, 2013 Stephen Frankfurt's titles for To Kill A Mockingbird. Reply zenooe September 3, 2013 The most awesome movie title i think is "Enter The Void" by Gasper Noe Reply Mente magazine February 6, 2014 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 March 28, 2014 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 July 5, 2014 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 November 28, 2015 mooi Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.