'Using Movie Title Sequences Effectively' By Peter Weed. Summary
- Title sequences have evolved into an art form in their own right.
- Successful sequences fulfill a vast variety of functions – mood, backstory, transition, character development, etc.
- A great sequence  adds  to a film.
- Influential sequences aren’t based on innovation and aesthetics but how they brilliantly complement the film as a whole.
- Influential sequences aren’t based on innovation and aesthetics but how they brilliantly complement the film as a whole.
- A successful sequence – no matter how simple or ornate – should be faithful to the spirit of the film without upstaging ...
- The sequence should simply belong to, and within, the film.
- “A title should blend in seamlessly” [Garson Yu]
- For Yu, the movie should always come first. He also said that creating a trophy sequence just because you can is not wha...
- The revolution in film titles began with Saul Bass.
- “to create a climate for the story that’s about to unfold” [Saul Bass]
- “titles could act as a prologue. They could deal with the time before” [Bass]. Bass did this in  Grand Prix  (1966) wher...
- “Someone with come in and say they want ‘Saul Bass’. What they mean is that they want something compelling – they want a...
- Titles could act as a prologue. The could deal with the time before.
- The best source for an effective sequence is found within the film itself.
-  Get to the heart of the film.
- Have the  film’s best interest  in heart, “discover what the movie needs”.
-  Trust yourself.
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  1. 1. 'Using Movie Title Sequences Effectively' By Peter Weed. Summary
  2. 2. - Title sequences have evolved into an art form in their own right.
  3. 3. - Successful sequences fulfill a vast variety of functions – mood, backstory, transition, character development, etc.
  4. 4. - A great sequence adds to a film.
  5. 5. - Influential sequences aren’t based on innovation and aesthetics but how they brilliantly complement the film as a whole.
  6. 6. - Influential sequences aren’t based on innovation and aesthetics but how they brilliantly complement the film as a whole.
  7. 7. - A successful sequence – no matter how simple or ornate – should be faithful to the spirit of the film without upstaging it.
  8. 8. - The sequence should simply belong to, and within, the film.
  9. 9. - “A title should blend in seamlessly” [Garson Yu]
  10. 10. - For Yu, the movie should always come first. He also said that creating a trophy sequence just because you can is not what it’s about.
  11. 11. - The revolution in film titles began with Saul Bass.
  12. 12. - “to create a climate for the story that’s about to unfold” [Saul Bass]
  13. 13. - “titles could act as a prologue. They could deal with the time before” [Bass]. Bass did this in Grand Prix (1966) where the opening sequence artfully reveals back story.
  14. 14. - “Someone with come in and say they want ‘Saul Bass’. What they mean is that they want something compelling – they want a mark of quality” [Lebeda, Picture Mill]
  15. 15. - Titles could act as a prologue. The could deal with the time before.
  16. 16. - The best source for an effective sequence is found within the film itself.
  17. 17. - Get to the heart of the film.
  18. 18. - Have the film’s best interest in heart, “discover what the movie needs”.
  19. 19. - Trust yourself.

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