The new Art of the Title went live today, and we had a hand in its re-imagining. All 220+ articles and interviews have been painstakingly re-constructed by editor-in-chief Ian Albinson and his team using a more flexible layout engine, and studios and title designers now have their own cross-referenced bio pages. Very happy to have this out there, go look!
The Art of the Title Sequence has a detailed interview with ex-Digital Kitchen creative director Eric Anderson, on the genesis of the Dexter opening title sequence. The article includes an early rough cut of the sequence with a different soundtrack; Anderson says he was initially reticent about the Rolfe Kent score provided by the producers, but came around to its humour and loose charm after five or six hours in the edit suite. “They made it better than I was going to.”
LipSync Post’s animated opening titles for Dean Spanley remind me of Jamie Caliri’s superb end credits for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Caliri recently beat out one of my other favourite credits sequences to win the Outstanding Main Title Design Emmy for his work on The United States of Tara. (via The Art of the Title Sequence)
H&FJ designer Brian Hennings on Tungsten in motion graphics:
What I wanted to try with Tungsten most of all were motion graphics: specifically, animated movie titles. We all agreed that the font just demands to be used for the opening credits of a Hollywood blockbuster, though we never did agree on the genre. A spy thriller seems like a natural, or anything with a criminal theme for that matter: is Tungsten the hard-boiled detective in a shearling coat, the English dandy with a walking stick and a vintage convertible, or the small-town judge who delivers a very personal style of justice? It could certainly be a straight-faced stoner comedy, a slasher film, or anything from the sci-fi realm. Next summer I expect to see Tungsten on the side of a battleship, a Formula One race car, or a star destroyer. Or in the opening credits of that new crypto thriller TUN65T3N. Starts Friday, theaters everywhere. This font is not yet rated.