Explore his style by comparing a range of titles and poster designs
Discuss: Any connection between the Director’s or genre and his work?
G321 Saul Bass Case Study
You should have watched the
three part documentary on Saul
Bass in preparation for this
Individually, can you share one
thing that you discovered about
Saul Bass and his work from the
Who was Saul Bass?
“My initial thoughts about what a title can do
was to set mood and the prime underlying core
of the film’s story, to express the story in some
metaphorical way. I saw the title as a way of
conditioning the audience, so that when the film
actually began, viewers would already have an
emotional resonance with it” Saul Bass
Who was Saul Bass?
• Saul Bass was a graphic
designer, best know for
his designs of Film
Posters and Title
• During his 40 year
career, he created Titles
for directors including
Hitchcock, Kubrick and
Watch the montage of his work.
How would you describe his style?
What genre films are they? (How can you tell?)
1. Saul Bass was a ….?
2. What did he create?
3. Name one director he worked with?
Examples of work
• Create a guide to Saul Bass and his work using
– Describe who he was and what he did
– Show examples of his work and discuss what you
notice about them (style, conventions, tone)
– Give examples of his influence on other films
• As part of your post, explain what influences Bass
could have on your own opening sequence
Mrs Jones will be checking your blogs this evening!
You MUST have • uploaded the Prezi looking at the different structures of a title sequence and the
purpose of a title sequence.
• A blog post exploring the difference between style and theme with reference to
examples discussed in the lesson.
the lesson materials are uploaded on the blog if you forget the homework details.
In order to achieve a level 4 (A/B grade) you should be conducting independent
research. Noting and discussing interesting titles, articles, images etc that you come
across that develop your understanding of the medium or provide inspiration for
your own title, production ideas.
Mrs Jones has modeled some examples of videos, articles and theories on the blog,
use these as a starting point and discuss your thoughts and ideas.