1st Edition

Creative Motion Graphic Titling for Film, Video, and the Web Dynamic Motion Graphic Title Design

By Yael Braha, Bill Byrne Copyright 2013

    Captivate your audience and enhance your storytelling with this tutorial based 4-color cookbook, featuring dozens of solutions to your titling needs. Each chapter includes case studies and interviews with the pros, lending cutting insight and lessons learned that will have you creating inspired title sequences in no time.The book features genre-based tutorial sections, with step by step instructions for creating effective horror, comedy, drama, and suspense titling sequences. Tutorials for creating some of the most popular title sequences in blockbuster movies are included (Se7en, The Sopranos, 24, The Matrix). Other tutorials teach you how to effectively use sound and VFX in your titles, and also included is instruction on editing your title sequence. These techniques, as well as chapters on the essentials of typography allow you to apply these lessons to your title sequence regardless of whether it's for TV, the web, or digital signage.Also included iare downloadable resources with sample clips, as well as project files that allow you to refine the techniques you learned in the book. As an added bonus we've included 3 titling chapters from other Focal books, with specific instructions on titling within certain software applications.Cover images provided by MK12, from The Alphabet Conspiracy. Learn more at www.MK12.com

    Dedications, Acknowledgements, Chapter 1: Title Sequences: Function with Form, Chapter 2: A Brief History of Title Sequences, Chapter 3: The Essentials of Typography and Time, Chapter 4: Lights, Color, and Clarity: Preparing Your Titles, Chapter 5: Importing Text and Other Files into After Effects, Chapter 6: Title Sequences in Production: The Camera, Chapter 7: Sound in Movie Titles, Chapter 8: Essential Techniques, Chapter 9: Famous Movie Title Techniques, Chapter 10: Completing the Creative Process, Bibliography, Index


    Bill Byrne and Yael Braha