July 5, 2019
If you want to typographically set a stylish, retro, and ominous tone with your film’s main title, look no further than “Stranger Things” to inspire you.
The title sequence of Stranger Things is a friggin’ minimalistic masterpiece. There’s not a whole lot going on…no funny gags like The Office or clever semiotic associations like Dexter…it’s just neon red typography floating in blackness—slightly flickering—to the dull beating sound of retro synthesizers.
It’s just begging to be recreated by you.
Luckily, Javert Valbarr of FXhome takes you step-by-step through the process of creating Stranger Things inspired titles in HitFilm Pro. You can also download the project files so you can follow along. (Link’s in the video description.)
Okay, let’s check it out:
We need to talk about title sequences.
I love them.