In class we looked at different types of fonts so we could gain a better understanding on fonts and how they are used in movies. Titles in movie sequences help to reflect the movie and it's background story, for example: the movie 'The Strangers' uses child like writing to show disturbing and messy writing, which could define the storyline and how things may turn out. In my opinion before this lesson, I used to think that the title didn't have much impact on the film, that it was only there for appearance. However i now realise that most movies reflect their titles towards their films, i.e they match the movie and so we can get an impression of what type of film we are watching. We also learnt that when we make our own thriller sequence we should think very carefully about the font because it should always reflect the movie itself.
There are two types of fonts that are seen on many movie sequences whcih are the traditional and formal fonts. This is Serif fonts – such as times and courier. Serif fonts are much more formal, classic and professional then Sans Serif fonts. Serif fonts are usually the extra little detail and have a flick on the end of every letter, these are most used in newspapers over magazines for a clearer more easier view. Sans Serif fonts are used in magazines more often these is more modern and less formal, more casual, such as Arial and Comic sans.