The Art of The TV Title Sequence

With thanks to our partner Pilot Light TV Festival, Aesthetic Realms was excited to launch it’s first two events as part of a new strand in the festival in May 2019 at HOME Manchester.

In this current golden age of television, the title sequences that precede our favourite shows have become an artform in themselves; condensing an entire shows themes, motifs and aesthetic into well under a minute.

This special event opened with some of the Pilot Light team’s favourites and then looked into the intricate process of creating titles with the award-winning head designers from Momoco (Luther, Peaky Blinders, Hannibal, Fortitude, Humans) and Peter Anderson Studio (The Missing S2, Dr Foster, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Unforgotten, Indian Summers).

This event was chaired by Emma Bullimore, London-based entertainment journalist, broadcaster and host (BAFTA, BFI, BBC, ITV, Channel4, Sky News, BBC News) .

Short Bios

MOMOCO, founded by Nic Benns and Miki Kato, has produced film design, commercials and live-action for 19 years, collaborating on over 100 title sequences with directors such as Richard Curtis, Ridley Scott and Andy Serkis. Credits include Luther, Mowgli, Fortitude, Hannibal, Misfits, Humans and Alien vs Predator.

Peter Anderson Studio, with Peter Anderson as Creative Director and Alex Knowles as Head of Design, is a graphic and motion art collective leading design within the film & television broadcasting industry. The studio’s work whilst leading edge is both inspirational and highly effective because it is rooted in using title sequences as an opportunity for telling the story of a TV programme or film through varying depths of visual abstraction. Most recently, Peter Anderson Studio have created the title sequence for MGM’s The Hustle and both the titles and in-show graphics for Amazon’s Good Omens, both released May 2019. Previous works include Sherlock, Doctor Who, Motherfatherson, Tin Star and Dr Foster.

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