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"In their book Creative Motion Graphic Titling for Film, Video and the Web, Braha and Byrne, both successful motion graphics artists and educators, treat titles as part of the greater story telling process. Their approach to title design is logical and intuitive; by first laying out the role of titles, they explore the history of title design and provide aesthetic context to design choices. This well laid-out text guides the reader in creating graphics according to current trends and professional practice. Creative Motion Graphics Titling for Film, Video and the Web is a must-read for anyone who wants to hone their digital design skills!" - Andrea Moore Paldy, co-author, Exploring Motion Graphics
?"Yael and Bill demystify and bridge the gap of motion graphics for ALL. They bring together a practical blend of the current best practices and techniques, wrap them in a fun and well-told historical context, and give us simple steps that make it easy to comprehend the ever-evolving digital landscape." - M W Leifer, CEO & Cultural Anthropologist, guerilla PR
"Having been a huge fan of movie titles and graphics since I was very young, this book instantly stirred my imagination, and will now inform the way I see everything that involves fonts, titles, or motion graphic design. The examples and tutorials are extremely useful, and the depth of history provided is a testament to the skill and experience of the book's authors. I'm confident this book is destined to become a must-have reference for professional designers, students, and enthusiasts alike. I know my copy will never be far from hand, with lot's of notes in the margins." - Spencer Nilsen, President & Creative Director, Ex'pression College for Digital Arts
"Unequivocal "ABC's" of title sequence design. Thorough and detailed, with revealing discussions by industry leading pundits." - John Schroeder, Art Director, Comcast Sportsnet California
"Easily one of the best books I've read thus far, Creative Motion Graphic Titling is very informative and, quite simply, a fantastic read. Even if you do not have an interest in title design, as digital artists there is alot that can be gained from this particular book. In fact, I found this book to be quite unique, not only by its very topic, but in what it contains in support of the topic."--Renderosity.com
Captivate your audience and enhance your storytelling with this tutorial based 4-color book, featuring dozens of solutions to your titling needs. Case studies and interviews with the pros lend cutting insight and lessons learned that will have you creating inspired title sequences in no time.
The book features genre-based tutorial sections, with step by step instructions for creating effective horror, comedy, drama, and suspense titling sequences. Tutorials for creating some of the most popular title sequences in blockbuster movies are included (Se7en, The Sopranos, 24, The Matrix). Other tutorials teach you how to effectively use sound and VFX in your titles, and also included is instruction on editing your title sequence.
Chapters on the essentials of typography, history of title sequences, color, lighting and cinematography, teach you to apply these lessons to your title sequence regardless of whether it's for TV, the web, or digital signage. Learn the theories, and then use the tutorials to put them into practice.
Also included is a DVD with sample clips, as well as project files that allow you to refine the techniques you learned in the book. As an added bonus we've included three titling chapters from other Focal Press books, with specific instructions on titling within certain software applications.
*Dozens of step-by-step tutorials allow you to produce creative, professional-standard title sequences for video and web media projects *Provides essential lessons on using sound in titles, editing titles, as well as effective use of typography *Included DVD provides project files and sample clips to work with, to master the skills from the book
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This and so much more is answered in the book, Creative Motion Graphic Titling For Film, Video, & the Web.
One could say that the author does tend to gloss over certain areas, but within the confines of the book I think that it works out just fine.
This book covers why to do creative titles and credits, how to do them, and what creative processes can be used to accomplish these goals.
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I am finding this book to be useful and a good starting place on video titling. Since I've had absoultely no previous experience with creating titles Creative Motion Graphic... Read morePublished on May 24, 2012 by E. Borgman
If you ever wondered "how did they do that title?" or "how do I communicate my needs to the graphics people?" then this is the book for you. Read morePublished on March 11, 2012 by Shannon Lastowski
This book tries to do too many things and doesn't succeed. It's good for a total novice as an overview of the creative process and various tools and techniques used in production,... Read morePublished on February 5, 2012 by BBP
Have you ever marvelled at the opening title sequence of a film? Perhaps the now classic title sequence to the movie Se7en comes to mind? Read morePublished on December 18, 2011 by Nick C Sorbin
Creative Motion Graphic Titling fills a unique niche among books. It's a big, impression, nearly 400 page long book dedicated exclusively to talking about creating titles for... Read morePublished on December 5, 2011 by GameMaker
The titles are often the visual calling card of a film, setting and enhancing the mood of a piece while getting through the "paperwork" of displaying credits. Read morePublished on May 29, 2011 by Grant Beaudette
I'm a big fan of the Focal Press titles on video and motion graphics. They're always clear and well-designed, and thoroughly illustrated with helpful backup in the form of program... Read morePublished on May 15, 2011 by Nathan Andersen
I have been wanting a book on titling for film for a long time. When it comes to movies, I have always been amazed on creative titling and what I'm going to tell you right now is... Read morePublished on April 13, 2011 by Dennis A. Amith (kndy)
When I first received this book in the mail, I expected it to be a rather advanced book on the subject of motion graphics. Read morePublished on April 13, 2011 by Momma Mary