December 20, 2014
Your intro is the first impression of your YouTube channel or production company. People will see it before you’re video, and possibly hundreds of times if they watch a lot of your stuff. So it’s worth spending some time getting it right. So many people either have very amateur-looking intros, or generic unrelated intros that they downloaded from a template website…
So in for this week’s video I’ve come up with four principles of a great intro:
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Below are some big budget production company intros. Note the use of sound, and how they relate in some way to the company name or style.
This next one isn’t from a movie studio, but I think it’s perfect – it looks great, and has a ‘papery’ theme which relates to the ideas of story and writing. Great use of sound of course! Starting at 0:20.
This video has a brilliant live action title sequence, skip to 0:23 seconds.
This tutorial from Andrew Price serves as a great introduction to blender, of course you won’t want to copy his intro completely, but it should give you the tools to then make your own. Plus, at 4:40, there’s another example of an amazing intro.
Filmmaker, and host of DSLRguide. Since I was making my first film age 11, I have always been fascinated by the way films are produced, and the effect it can have on the audience.