The Art of the Title Sequence
Filmed on October 11, 2013, at “Head, Heart, Hand: AIGA Design Conference”
What makes a good title sequence? How do you set the tone for a television series or film in 90 seconds? What do Hollywood directors want to see in a presentation? Danny Yount walks through the stories behind many of the most recognizable film title sequences in the last decade, including Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Sherlock Holmes, Iron Man 3 and Oblivion.
Danny Yount is a main title designer and director for film and television. He has received many industry awards, including two Emmys and one Emmy nomination. Yount has designed and directed feature film main titles including Tron: Legacy, Oblivion, Sherlock Holmes and Iron Man 1, 2 and 3. Yount also designed the Hologram sequences from Tony Stark’s lab for the Iron Man franchise. His work on Kiss Kiss Bang Bang earned him a place on IFC’s “50 Greatest Opening Title Sequences of All Time.” Yount has spoken at AgIdeas International Design Week, F5, Semi-Permanent, Gravity Free and “Future. Innovation. Technology. Creativity.” His work has been featured in several publications, including Creative Review, Creativity, Wired, TV Guide, Digital Arts, ProDesign, Idealog and Communication Arts.