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Captivate your audience and enhance your storytelling with Creative Motion Graphic Titling for Film, Video, and the Web: Dynamic Motion Graphic Title Design from Focal Press. Written by Yael Braha and Bill Byrne, the tutorial-based book includes case studies and interviews with the pros, lending insight and lessons learned that will help you create inspired title sequences. A companion DVD comes includes with sample clips, as well as project files that allow you to refine the techniques you learned in the book. As an added bonus, three titling chapter from other Focal Press books have been included, with specific instructions on titling within certain software applications.
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. These techniques, as well as chapters on the essentials of typography, allow you to apply these lessons to your title sequence regardless of whether it's for TV, the web, or digital signage.
Title Sequences - Function with Form A Brief History of Title Sequences The Essentials of Typography Lights, Color, and Clarity - Preparing Your Titles Common Techniques for Movie and TV Titles Title Sequences in Production - The Camera and the Edit Sound in Movie Titles Essential Techniques Famous Movie Title Techniques Completing the Creative Process
Yael Braha (B.A. in Graphic Design, M.F.A. in Cinema) is the Director of Motion Graphics Design Program at Ex'pression College for Digital Arts, where she teaches Title Design, Advertising, and Music Video Classes. She has created web design, motion graphics, film, video, and print design work for over 16 years for clients such as Ferrari, RAI, KQED, CBS, NBC, G4, and PBS. She is an Apple Certified Trainer in Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Color.
Bill Byrne is a multimedia digital artist whose work has been exhibited internationally. His visual and sound art focuses on building surrealistic, organic worlds. He makes digital-photomontage-based prints, animated installations, and conceptual sound art podcasts. As well as making art, Bill is also a professional motion graphics designer and editor for television and film. He has worked with clients such as Electronic Arts, NBC, Tiffany & Co., ABC Sports, ESPN, Panasonic, Snickers, and RCA Records. He has worked on several film projects, including the title sequence and special effects for the independent feature Red Doors (winner, best narrative feature, Tribeca Film Festival 2005). Bill has also been involved in education for a number of years. From 2004 to 2007, he was a professor of Digital Filmmaking at the Katharine Gibbs School in New York. He is now the academic director of the Media Arts and Animation, Visual Effects and Motion Graphics, Game Art and Design and Digital Filmmaking and Video Production departments at The Art Institute of Austin. Bill is a graduate from New York's School of Visual Arts Master of Fine Arts in Photography and Related Media. He is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop CS3.
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Focal Press Book: Creative Motion Graphic Titling for Film, Video, and the Web: Dynamic Motion Graphic Title Design
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Yael Braha and Bill Byrne
September 16, 2010
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