Graphics and Titles.

Titles – Names, words, phrases and quotes of things. Used to show what content will be in the film, used to tell the story because pictures can’t.

We use them when we cannot use pictures to tell a story, often when we need words of quotes. Film title design is a term describing the craft and design of motion picture title sequences. Since the beginning of the film, it has been an essential part of any motion picture.

– Big fish by Tim Burton.

– The shinning title sequence.

– Wallace and Gromit title sequence.

Graphics – Images, pictures, moving images, CGI, filters, grain, scratches  and manipulation.

Used to give character to words and images. Animated pictures E.g Stop motion, or digitally drawn.

– Transformers 3 title sequence.

Font – The qualities or detail of a particular typeface.

Typeface – Look and style.


  • Make it simple
  • 1-2 type faces
  • 1-2 colors
  • Clear
  • Simple
  • Legible
  • Bold
  • Upright
  • Uncomplicated
  • Fits the theme


  • Make it complicated
  • 3+ type faces
  • 3+ colors
  • Crowded
  •  Difficult to read
  • Confuse the theme


Sinister – The font fits the blood dripping, looks like a shadow (makes it scary) Faded, old look to it, sharp writing, very bold.


Chinese puzzle – The font looks like a puzzle, complicates it for the reader, fits the theme, the red stands out, the letters are different sizes to look like puzzle pieces.


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My names Kayla and I'm a film student. And this is my blog. This is where I will be posting short films, music, photographs and other inspiring things to help me on my current college course. Enjoy!
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One Response to Graphics and Titles.

  1. kendalcollegefilm says:

    A great overview of the conventions of typography here Kayla—well done. I’m really pleased with this. You’ve shown some really solid analysis of how and why type should be used in titles.


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