Title Sequence Contest | Research

So, my brain is spinning. I found this contest to make your own title sequence in the style of an existing one [link], and now I’m breaking down from too many ideas. THIS IS ONE OF THE DREAM JOBS GUYS. Basically I’m overloading and have to pick now ’cause the contest ends on the 16th. Will still be working on my selfi animation and other videos at the same time, but they’ve shifted down in priorities because of this contest!

So far I’ve been crawling through Art of the Title trying to pick ones that I know that I can make in the time left and that I actually have the skills to create. I would love to create a 3D one, but I don’t have any 3D software to work with…so I’m stuck with 2D and film sequences. The thing that I’m struggling with is if I should go from title sequence to subject or subject to title sequence? Either one can work in this case since it’s a contest.

If I go subject to title sequence I’ve started to look at books for inspiration. One of the ideas I’ve had is to create title sequences based on books using character names and publishers and editors as the names. I plan to use a book as inspiration for the opening sequence. The 3 books that are contending right now are Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, and Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. There are more on the list, but I made myself pick the top 3 for sake of narrowing down something tonight.

From those I have an overall design choice to make. I’ve left links to a few I’m considering for ideas. I’m not set on anything obviously, but I’m working on gathering all my thoughts together so I can get a jump on animating and designing asap. I’m gathering sequences I can recreate in the timeframe and will lend themselves to the stories of the books. I would love to make their own original ones in the future, but for now this will be a fun challenge!

Super excited! Hope you watch the ones below for inspiration!

Man Seeking Woman | By Digital Kitchen

Narcos | By Digital Kitchen

The Interview | By LAUNDRY

Juno | By Gareth Smith & Jenny Lee

Napoleon Dynamite | By Jared Hess

The Conjuring | By Aaron Becker (Filmograph)

 


 

Special Thank you to Art of the Title for serving as my hub for finding all these amazing title sequences and for providing me with inspiration! Also to Pond5 & Red Giant for putting on this contest! Super excited to start working on something and will be keeping you updated as I narrow down my subject and start creating!

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BookTube-A-Thon Title Sequence WIP

Working on my title sequences for my BookTube-A-Thon TBR. I was aiming to enter the giveaway for a box of books, but I realized that I didn’t have enough time to finish. So here’s the process of the lettering so far. I’m in the middle of the vectoring and have to still animate it a bit. Not to mention edit all the video I filmed today. Planning on doing some more takes tomorrow. I don’t know if I said this before, but I’m using this as a test run for my Selfi Animation, also, it’s been fun diving into more lettering.

I have a lot to do tomorrow so hoping that I can finish this up and get it done by the end of tomorrow so I don’t have to worry about it. I’m trying to get ahead this week so that I can allot more time to reading next week.

 

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Animation Inspiration 43

Most of the progress I made on the selfi mograph was done in sketch format and I don’t have good lighting to show you those sketches, so here’s Animation Inspiration.

In other news I realized just now that I seemed to forget to put who the artists are on these inspirational videos. I’m working to correct that. I keep thinking “Oh, they’ll just click on the Vimeo link if they like it.” But in reality it just makes me look like an ass for not crediting them. I apologize for not doing this earlier on, and from now on will be doing so. I’m not sure why I didn’t do it before, so sorry and in the future there will be credits.

TEDxSydney 2016 by Buck

As usual Buck is amazing. Love the texture and patterns used in this design as well as the transitions. I love the way the diamonds move in the beginning. Mesmerizing fun.

Adobe Make It Titles by Mike Tosetto

One of these days I will learn C4D and make things like this. Love this piece. I love the camera and layering folds that create the objects. The colors are amazing and the sound design works perfectly for the title design. ❤ One day, one day I will create something like this…just gotta learn 3D…but working on mastering the 2D before I do that. So soon.