What makes a good title
Interview with Kyle Cooper
Kyle Cooper is accredited with…
As the man who single handedly revitalised the main
title sequence as an art form.
What makes a good title sequence?
• According to Kyle Cooper, the following 3
things make a good title sequence:
• The fact that it dovetails seamlessly into the
• One that sets an expectations
• That it creates a sequence where you want to
be in and nowhere else, which creates
What is important about the font used in
The font is handwritten, because the character
is a serial killer that writes and keeps his own
journal and he scratches his emotions and
developing his own obstacle. This font,
therefore helps to add to the films overall
tone and the impression the film is aiming to
Why is Deadzone a good title sequence?
The typography was very simplistic and the
music was great and mysterious, and it played
out over time. This created an impression on
Kyler Cooper, because it became known to him
that his interest in films, typography and
graphic design could be the source of another
location for him.
Why is To Kill a Mocking Bird a good title sequence?
It encapsulates some of the the main characters
obsessions. It was beautifully photographed;
the way that the marbles distort, and the
background, creates a focus on the macro
objects. The typography was also integrated,
rather than being an afterthought .
What is a ‘story based’ title sequence?
A ‘story based’ title sequence is a specific back
story, and also a metaphor or a poster like
pun that has to do specifically with the film is
Why are titles so important to a film?
As it allows the filmmaker to ease the audience
into the rhythm of their movie. It also tells a
story and creates a content.