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A Brief History of Title Design

A Brief History of Title Design
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The Art Of Film Title Design Throughout Cinema History Advertisement Have you ever thought of what makes you remember a certain movie or TV show? Of course, it’s the story being told, you’ll say. Today we’ll take a closer look at that short space of time between the moment the lights go down and the first scene of a film, the part that so often sets our expectations of a movie, that sequence that speaks to our creative side: the art of the film title. Film titles can be great fun. For this post, we reached out to David Peters, a San Francisco-based designer and media historian who, more than a decade ago, began a project called Design Films to research the subject. Titles In Silent Film Words and lettering played an enormous role in films of the silent era. Here is the main title from D.W. Film titles and letter cards had to provide essential information to the viewer. The following inter-titles are typical of silent movies. The main title from the American release of “The Cabinet of Dr. The Silence Is Broken Conclusion Typography Resources

Washington Monument With the publication of their book, Woodward and Bernstein hit the promotion trail while Redford, in Washington, did additional research. He called on his Washington contacts. The allies made in his previous fund-raising work for Utah congressman Wayne Owens and then House majority leader Thomas “Tip” O’Neill opened doors to congressional staffers with tales to tell. Joan Claybrook, the lawyer and lobbyist for consumer activist Ralph Nader, served as a navigator. “Basically these people gave me insight into the universe of Washington—how it operated, who depended on whom, who knew the inner workings of whomever else.” The mood of the nation, sated on treachery, soaked fast into Hollywood. For Redford, there were glorious offers abounding—including roles in Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon and in Superman—but he declined. In November, Redford put the pre-production wheels in motion on All the President’s Men. Meet the Press

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Interior Design, Design News & Architecture Blog Magazine Typography And Titles in Film | Film Shortage Nowadays short films will usually end up online sooner or later, if not immidiately. With the web becoming a much more competitive ground for shorts, filmmakers need to produce their films with this in mind from the beginning. We are far away from the closed up theater with nothing but a big screen and blasted audio, so a filmmaker’s biggest opponent online becomes a viewer’s attention span, since any little distraction can take them away from you. Most films online will lose their viewers within the first 15 seconds, making the first impression ever so crucial. A great visual example of film titles is Ian Albinson‘s “A Brief History of Title Design” for A Little History of The Title / Typography The history of typography is one that dates back almost 3800 years. Film titles can be great fun. -Julia May for Smashing Magazine Winner for the 2012 Vimeo Awards in Motion Graphics category, “A History Of The Title Sequence” by Jurjen Versteeg. Iconic Fonts You Should Never Use

Cannes 2011. Lineup Updated through 5/9. Gilles Jacob and Thierry Frémaux announced that, out of 1715 submissions, 49 features from 33 countries have been selected in total for this year's Cannes Film Festival — four of them made by women, a record. 19 titles are lined up for the Competition so far, leaving room for surprise announcements from here on to the Opening Ceremony on May 11. Pedro Almodóvar's The Skin I Inhabit. Bertrand Bonello's L'Apollonide: Souvenirs de la maison close (House of Tolerance). Alain Cavalier's Pater. Joseph Cedar's Footnote. Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Once Upon a Time in Anatolia. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's Le gamin au vélo (The Kid with a Bike). Aki Kaurismäki's Le Havre. #32 on Ioncinema's list of the top 100 most anticipated films of the year. Naomi Kawase's Hanezu no Tsuki. Julie Leigh's Sleeping Beauty. Maïwenn's Polisse. Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life (image above). Radu Mihaileanu's La source des femmes (The Source).

Technical Web Typography: Guidelines and Techniques - Smashing Magazine Advertisement The Web is 95% typography, or so they say. I think this is a pretty accurate statement: we visit websites largely with the intention of reading. That’s what you’re doing now — reading. With this in mind, does it not stand to reason that your typography should be one of the most considered aspects of your designs? Unfortunately, for every person who is obsessed with even the tiniest details of typography, a dozen or so people seem to be indifferent. Creative and Technical Typography I’m not sure these two categories are recognized in the industry but, in my mind, the two main types of typography are creative and technical. Creative typography involves making design decisions such as which face to use, what mood the type should create, how it should be set, what tone it should have — for example, should it be airy, spacious and open (light) or condensed, bold and tight, with less white space (dark)? We’ll focus on technical type in this article. We’ll learn about: <! Beware! <!

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A History Of The Title Sequence title sequence - Watch the Titles What do I have to do to become a title designer? It's a question we're often asked. I always tell young designers to do what Jurjen Versteeg did, and just make a title sequence, for an imaginary or existing movie. In 2009, Versteeg created an unofficial title sequence for Sean Penn's Into the Wild, and was subsequently asked to design the titles for an American feature film. In 2011, Versteeg made the title sequence for an imaginary documentary about title design, A History Of The Title Sequence, in which he cleverly re-imagines the work of eight influential designers that changed the course of title design history. Says Versteeg, "My dissertation project is sort of like a title sequence about title sequences. "This title sequence provides an overview of the history of title design. Production still Why did you choose these particular designers? Production still What's in store for you in the near future. More Making of photos on Synple @Flickr more about From Form

17-year-old Tim Burton's rejection from Walt Disney Productions In 1976, a 17-year-old Tim Burton sent a hand-drawn manuscript for a children's book called "The Giant Zlig" to Walt Disney Productions, hoping for a publishing deal. They rejected the manuscript, but they still hired him a few years later, after he had graduated from CalArts and been out in the field for a few years. February 19, 1976 Dear Tim: Here are some brief impressions of your book, The Giant Zlig. The manuscript and letters were on display at Kid City's Tim Burton@MOMA exhibit in NYC. Letters of Note: The Giant Zlig (via IO9)

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