Designing Binge-Worthy Title Sequences for TV


Lisa Bolan


Paul Kim

Stealth Startup

It’s the golden age of title sequence design in television but the art form is also at risk. In the past few years, stunning title sequences have captivated audiences all over the world and are short pieces of compelling content in their own right. Simultaneously, the rise of streaming and binge-watching culture has led some to skip even the most artful titles on their second or third episode in one sitting – they just saw the titles an hour ago, right? Title designers are in limbo; absolutely required on one hand and dismissed on the other. The creators behind some of the most highly lauded episodic title sequences (Stranger Things, Altered Carbon, Godless, The Man in the High Castle and more) talk about how to keep audiences engaged and explore the future of the art form.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate