Forget the Films, Watch the Titles

Some watch the Super Bowl for just the commercials. Others watch films for the title designs. Title sequences begin and end every movie. They can be “engaging or wildly entertaining … or simply drop dead beautiful.” They can “ooze with visual poetry and sophisticated imagery.” And they can put the audience in the right mood for the movie, or close it in the right way. The ins-and-outs of title design get lovingly covered by a website called Forget the Films, Watch the Titles, and today we’re featuring the closing moments of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, a 2004 black humor film. This five minute animated sequence is the work of Jamie Caliri, a director with a self-described passion for visual story telling. Not too long ago, we highlighted the animation concepts he developed for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. And, here, Caliri sits down for an interview with Forget the Films, Watch the Titles and talks about his artful approach to title design

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