Forget the Film, Watch the Titles
NEW on Watch the Titles: The making of the OFFF Barcelona 2012 titles by Brosmind and Upperfirst.
Forget the Film, Watch the Titles is a Submarine Channel project devoted to the art of title design and its creators. Launched in 2006, Watch the Titles was the world’s first English language online resource dedicated exclusively to film title design. The project includes a website featuring over 100 title sequences, interviews and making of features, a continuing series of original mini-documentaries about title designers, and spin off projects that include events, exhibitions, and a DVD, Watch the Titles remains an indispensible resource about the evolution of title design.
You know what they say about first impressions…
Title sequences can be engaging or wildly entertaining, funny, exhilarating, or simply drop dead beautiful. They can be oozing with visual poetry and sophisticated imagery while others hit you hard with their bold and audacious stylistic gestures. And let’s face it, everybody loves a good title sequence.
The very best title sequences not only succeed in putting the audience in the right mood for the movie, they transcend their proper function and venture off into the realm of something far deeper and far greater. They are the signifiers of contemporary pop culture and an art form in their own right. Just look at the impact of, for example, Kyle Cooper’s title sequence for Se7en that has left an indelible mark, not just on film design and motion graphic design, but on contemporary visual culture as a whole.