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Title Sequences

A title sequence is the method by which films present their title, key production and cast
members, or both, utilizing conceptual visuals and sound. It usually follows but should
not be confused with the opening credits.
There are two general categories of typefaces: serif and sans serif. Sans serif typefaces
are composed of simple lines, whereas serif typefaces use small decorative marks to
embellish characters and make them easier to read. Helvetica is a sans serif type and
Times Roman is a serif type.
A font is a "style" (more or less) of writing. It is most frequently used in reference to text
typed on a computer.

Types of font styles and typefaces we are going to consider in our thriller:
There are many different font styles we would like to use in our thriller. We want our font
to be in a plain black colour so it follows code and conventions of a thriller, which
connotes death and danger. We like the font Copperplate Gothic Bold on word. It would
look like this CBM Productions we like this font as it is still quite plain and simple. But is
still not too plain and by the font being called gothic this is basically saying its a perfect
thriller font and by using serif (typefaces) this creates the font to be less boring and
again more like a thriller, as nothing in thrillers are normal, so using plain normal font will
not show our thriller theme.

There are four different kinds of title sequences which are:


The first kind of title sequence is credits over a blank screen white credits over a black
screen. This is a very simple title sequence although would waste a lot of the thriller clip
so not a very good idea for our thriller.
The second kind of title sequence is a Narrative opening- the title sequence comes
together with the narrative of the film; it forms part of the beginning of the film. This is
probably the kind of title sequence we will use as it wastes no time going into the actual
thriller and would fit in nicely with the beginning of our thriller clip Jessamine we have
planned.
The third kind of title sequence is a discrete title sequence- a separately edited sequence
that is separate from edited sequence that is separate from the rest of the film, but
which sets the tone and mood of the movie to come together.it is best described as a
mini film. An example of this is Godzilla. We wont be using this title sequence though as
a lot of the time a discrete title sequence is made up of little cartoon animations then we
dont have time to do this and dont want to waste time just lots of time on a title
sequence.
The final kind of title sequence is stylized film editing- the opening of film which is
focused heavily on editing, Such as using a split screen. We are not too sure whether we
are going to use this yet as it may make our thriller look different than a traditional title

sequence although it may make the thriller look too crazy and too much happening at
once.
So overall we have chosen to use a narrative opening as it is the most traditional opening
sequence and doesnt take up a lot of our time in our thriller.