by Tara Marintzer on March 27, 2012
When I sit down to watch a movie, there is nothing that gets me more excited than an intriguing title sequence. You know the movie is going to be good when they spend the extra time to make the opening sequence interesting. My favorite title sequence of all time is the one created for the comedy/drama “Catch Me if You Can,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.
Visual artists Kuntzel and Deygas played with clever typography and simple picture animation to introduce the movie. It really had an artist’s touch — and the design style was truly fitting for the era of the movie (the 1960s), a time when graphic designers had no computers and everything was done by hand.
Last Sunday, the fifth season of the TV series “Mad Men” premiered. It has a similarly styled title sequence, appropriate for a ’60s drama about one of New York’s most prestigious ad agencies. The title sequence depicts the silhouette of the creative director falling from a skyscraper past retro ads, but with a slightly more modern design style around him.
How cool would it be to see your story depicted in a title sequence?