Exercise Intro:

Before we begin to create develop our own broadcast graphics, we should really look at other peoples’ work for inspiration. Can you think of any memorable intro graphics, title sequences, transitions, interstitials, etc that are really memorable? It might help to start by thinking about your favorite tv shows and/or movies. Make a list if you need to. Then go online and find the intro graphics or title sequences for those shows. Here are a few examples of title sequences or logo reveals that I really love:

True Detective

(by Elastic for HBO, 2014)

For a solid rundown of how this sequence was made, check out [this article].

Stranger Things

(by Imaginary Forces for Netflix, 2016)

For a solid rundown of how this sequence was made, check out [this article]. 

American Gods

(by Elastic for Starz, 2017)

For a solid rundown of how this sequence was made, check out [this article].

Exercise Guidelines:

Find three (3) examples of graphics that you really like. For each example, write down

  1. what you like about it
  2. what you think works well
  3. how they relate to the content of the show or film
  4. briefly how they did it (or how you think they did it, if you can’t find the information online)
    • e.g. "video, motion tracking, 3D animation, and compositing"
  5. how you might improve it
We will then present everything we’ve found and discuss our findings as a group.