A visual disection of 50 title sequences
The purpose: To identify what techniques, methods and mediums have been used to successfully fulfil a title sequence's role. The complexity of the infographic works on a variety of levels, whether it's to examine one specific film/tv show title sequence or to look at the techniques and methods used to create a sequence that creates mood.


 

 

Film and TV Shows that function as introductions to plot use techniques like Foreshadowing, Montage and Narrative.

 

 

 


True Blood's Title Sequence

Medium: Live Action & Stock Video/Photography

Techniques & Methods: Juxtaposition, Metaphor & Montage

Role: Introduce Major Themes & Introduce Setting


 
 

50 Title Sequences

An Education
Alien
Bullitt
The Borgias
Blue Valentine
Buried
Catch Me If You Can
Coraline
Captain America
Dawn of the Dead
Dead Man On Campus
Dexter
Dr Strangelove
Exit Through the Giftshop
Game of Thrones
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Graduate
The Grass Is Greener
Great Expectations
Goldfinger
The Kingdom
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Life of Brian
Life of PI
Limitless
Lord of War
Misfits
The Number 23
OZ the Great and Powerful
The Pacific
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Run Lola Run
Scott Pilgrim vs The World
Seven
Shameless
Six Feet Under
Skyfall
Snatch
Superbad
Thank You For Smoking
This Is England
To Kill a Mockingbird
True Blood
United States of Tara
Vertigo
We're Here to Help
Up in the Air
Weeds
Watchmen
Walk on the Wild Side

Techniques & Methods

"Continuous One-Shot"
Abstraction
Foreshadowing
Integrated Type
Juxtaposition
Humor
Lyrical Relevance
Metaphore
Montage
Narrative
Personification
Repetition
Rythym & Pace
Satire
Stop Motion
Surrealism
Symbolism
Visual Pun
Voice Over

Medium

Live Action
Animation
Motion Graphics
Material from Feature
Stills
Stock Footage / Photography

Roles

Character Introduction
Introduction of Major Themes
Summarizes or Introduces Plot
Creates Mood
Introduces Film Style or Genre
Prologue (Series)
Prologue
Introduces Setting