A Brief History of Film Title Sequence Design in 2 Minutes
What elementary school geometry has to do with the cornerstones of creativity in cinema.
By Maria Popova
The art of title sequences is no stranger around here. In his graduation project, an absolutely brilliant motion graphics gem, Dutch designer and animator Jurjen Versteeg examines the history of the title sequence through an imagined documentary about the designers who revolutionized this creative medium. With winks to everyone from Georges Melies to Saul Bass to Maurice Binder in ways that capture each creator’s signature style, the film is a piece of minimalist genius.
For more on finer points of artful title sequences, you won’t go wrong with the fairly recent Creative Motion Graphic Titling for Film, Video, and the Web: Dynamic Motion Graphic Title Design.
Published July 25, 2011