Filmmaking 101: Here's How You Can Design Stylish Titles For Your Film!

By Srikanth Kanchinadham. Posted on April 25, 2016

The art of designing movie titles is a vocation that is underrated and often taken for granted. Traditionally title sequences were perceived as perfunctory and held little or no importance for audiences, who used to settle down on their seats or sauntered out to buy pop corn when movie titles played. All of this changed when Saul Bass came along, who singlehandedly reinvented the art of designing movie titles and made people realise that it's one of the coolest jobs ever.

Though title credits play an important part in establishing your narrative, many Indie filmmakers or those working on a low budget decide to go in for modest titles due to the budgetary constraints. However such filmmakers fail to realise that working on their titles isn’t such a difficult task, given the softwares that are now easily available in the market.

We came across a video that helps you create sleek titles for your film using Adobe After Effects. The video explains how you can create a Guy Ritchie kind of title sequence by using a frame from your movie.

By using the freeze effect on any background, one can create a grungy title sequence that should draw the attention of your audience. Or maybe you want to use the opacity and preset filters to give the exposure you desire.

Check out the video below to get started.

And if you are not comfortable with or too fond of Adobe After Effects, you can use Photoshop to design your movie titles. Click here to get a basic tutorial of the same.

So if you want to design stylized titles for your film, then look no further.

If you have enjoyed reading this, then do read our feature on the 9 best opening credits of all time.


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