The Lockdown Sessions: Typography in Films | Raindance

The Lockdown Sessions: Typography in Films

(5 customer reviews)


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At a glance

  • Welcome to Raindance Lockdown Sessions
  • Enjoy professional film education wherever you are
  • An hour of relevant and practical advice from an industry professional
The course will be focussed on the history of typography in film. It will detail the importance of choosing the right font, style and graphics to achieve overall branding of a film. Discover how title sequences, credits, posters and digital assets can enhance audience engagement of a film. One hour approx.

What you will learn

  • The history of typography in films
  • The use of typography in titles sequences
  • How to build a visual identity using typography

About the Tutor

Raissa Pardini is a Multi-disciplinary designer specialised in Digital Typography, Graphic Design and brand focus. She has been working for many of the most interesting music artists, labels, art and culture projects around the world. She has been curved her design passion between Milan, Berlin, London and finally, Glasgow where she just opened her own studio.

She mixes old-school typography, retro patterns and colourful details with a much more contemporary eye and critique.

5 reviews for The Lockdown Sessions: Typography in Films

  1. Eric Jukes (verified owner)

    These RainDance Lockdown Sessions are consistently excellent. And this was another excellent one. We see the typefaces/fonts of film titles all the time and don’t think enough abut them. Now we will really look!

  2. Laura Bernard (verified owner)

    It was a very nice introduction about typography in films with some of the big and ‘must-have’ references in film history. Raissa mentioned how to use the font and how it can be applied as a whole brand on different supports. This talk has opened my curiosity of learning more about the subject. Thank you again!

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    Elliot Grove

    Thanks for your kind words Eric, and look forward to seeing you soon!

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    Elliot Grove

    Im glad you enjoyed this – I did too!

  5. BEATRICE COLBRANT (verified owner)

    Typography in films is so important. I will never forget the fabulous closing credits of West Side Story, with all the names of of the cast and crew written on a very long wall, this was just as amazing as the film music of Leonard Bernstein itself … Saul Bass, the American graphic designer, also did the title sequence of “Psycho” and what a good memory it is too. Listening to Raissa Pardini, the vibrant Italian speaker, was like an exciting journey into what constitutes an essential part of the film industry, how a movie can be appreciated, promoted and unforgotten due to a title sequence or to some lettering cards in the case of early silent films. The important thing, according to Raissa, is to create expectations, to set the style which will identify the film, so every element counts : the font, the vibe, colours, boldness, the time and space, in other words the impact to leave for the film which will be part of its visual identity. What Pablo Ferro did for “A clockwork orange”, Dan Perri for “Star Wars IV” or Godard for “Bande à part” remains as important in our memories as the films themselves, with now the contemporary move from analogue to digital as a possible bonus.

    Ending with references to copyright and some useful practical details this lively lecture, part of the Raindance Lockdown sessions, is also one of the best ways to deal with lockdown and possible quarantine, the sad fate of returning travellers like me. In that sense it constitutes another good moment of the day, similarly to friendly phone calls from family and friends like our 4 year old Basile who has just started school and says he does not like it much and can’t see himself returning to the place soon. He adds that he’d rather be in quarantine too, with a huge beef burger in his hand and Marcel- the- cat at his side. Basile is a big meat eater and even if he likes animals very much he likes them even better in his plate. What can I do, he’s a French-German boy who likes his juicy poulet basquaise and Frankfurt sausages. He also likes snails, even made friends with two of them, calling them Jules et Jim, but would still prefer to see these helpless and friendly gastropods in a garlic sauce as the first hors d’oeuvre (starter) rather than in the grass, as he obviously has no intent to become a vegetarian. Furthermore, rather than returning to nursery, Basile has much better plans like to go fishing, to catch a big fish and to see it cooked in the garden for the evening meal like Robinson Crusoe on his island, although he’d be ready to share the dish with our neighbour Poppy-Joan and with Marcel-the-Cat. I confess that I love all my senseless and cruel meat eaters unconditionally even more so that myself I would never say no to a foolhardy fresh -and French- lobster appearing on the UK coast especially at the prospect of a possible mayonnaise extravaganza.

    I can’t wait for another of these Raindance Lockdown sessions which are kindly offered to Raindance members, whether vegetarian or not, and make such a big difference to our lockdown days.

  6. Acacia

    A well presented and informative introduction to typography in films, bringing home the importance of creating visual impact and brand.

  7. Ana Ramos (verified owner)

    Vibrant session with a captivating lectuter well versed in Typography. A warm Q n A wrapped it all up.

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