Official Name For Opening Credits Of A Movie?

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  1. Todd K

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    I got a very strange email from a friend today, along these lines:


    Subject: WG: word for the beginning of the film...

    Do you know what that's called? The intro part where the cast is named? I
    know there are special production companies that do just that part but I
    don't know what it's called. It's an art in itself.



    Is there a technical term used in the industry for the opening credits?
     
  2. Brian J Dupuis

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    I believe it's "opening credits." Don't quote me on that, though. [​IMG]
    Actual, perhaps "title"? I seem to recall hearing "Roll title!" in some kind of movie-making movie or something.
     
  3. Ted Lee

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    i think most people use the term "title sequence"???
     
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    I remember it being called "Main Titles". If you look at the credits on some films, you'll see a production company often listed as creating the "Main and End Titles".
     
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    Yes...they are called "titles" or "opening titles" or "main titles".
     
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    And if you want to see a great one, watch "Panic Room". I thought the best part of the movie was the title sequence. And I liked the movie!
     
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    Thanks all, the inquiring party was satisfied with the answer "title sequence."

    Todd
     
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