Last night on #MoChat we discussed title design. We talked about our favorite sequences, some that didn’t fit with their films, and working on our own. Some of the favorite sequences included Catch Me If You Can, Island of Dr. Moreau, Captain America, Superman (1978), Se7en, Fight Club, Six Feet Under, Game of Thrones, Murder by Death and many more. Some title sequences, while well done in their own right, seem to have a disconnect with the film. Examples brought up last night included Juno and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Many also had favorite designers, including Jay Bond (who was present in the chat as @jbcashmoney), Saul Bass, Kyle Cooper, Danny Yount, and Karin Fong. And there was a great conversation that followed, mostly spearheaded by @Oddernod, @jbcashmoney, and @robotika_org about creating titles. @Oddernod also linked a great post about the lessons learned from working on the Person of Interest titles (with a two-and-a-half week turnaround).
For many great write-ups on title sequences (and even some interviews), be sure to take a look at Art of the Title.