Kinetic Typography in Korean Film, 2012 (Study on the movie opening title sequence expression studies using kinetic typography)

키네틱 타이포그래피를 활용한 영화 오프닝타이틀 시퀀스 표현연구(2012 흥행작 중심으로)

  • 방윤경 (남서울대학교 애니메이션학과)
  • Received : 2013.04.29
  • Accepted : 2013.06.19
  • Published : 2013.06.30


With the advancement of computers, opening title sequences in movies are continuously improving. Initially, titles and opening credits were created using what is called the optical method, whereby text was photographed on separate film and then copied onto the movies film negative. In contemporary movie making, however, the title sequence may be seamlessly integrated into the beginning of the movie by an insertion method that not only allows for more diverse technical expression, including the use of both 2D and 3D graphics, but also for its emergence as an independent art form. As such a title sequence, in as little as 50 seconds or up to 10 minutes, is able to convey the films concept while also suggesting more implicit intricacies of plot and thereby eliciting greater interest in the movie. Moreover, according to the directors intent and for a variety of purposes, the title sequence, while maintaining its autonomy, is inseparable from the movie as an organic whole; therefore, it is possible to create works that are highly original in nature. The purpose of this study is to analyze the kinetic typography that appears in title sequences of ten films produced by the Korean entertainment industry in 2012. Production techniques are analyzed in a variety of ways in order to predict the future direction of opening title sequences, as well as present aesthetic and technical models for their creation.


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