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What's a good font for movie (end) credits?
I think it depends on your film, and what the theme of your film is. There are so many fonts out there and hundreds of them would work great for end credits. It’s hard to recommend some without a little more direction.
That being said, I would say there are a lot of fonts that would NOT work well for end credits. You’ll want something fairly legible and professional. It would also make a difference whether you’re planning to do a scrolling title crawl or sequential title cards.
There’s much I could say about picking good typography (for example, what makes a “professional” font) but it’s hard to condense all of that into a simple forum reply. If you share a little more about your film and what feel you’re going for, I could offer some suggestions.
September 14, 2014 at 11:55AM
it's a microbudget feature - a modern western. The story is of a former outlaw turned father who, against his wishes, is thrust back into the world of violence he left and has only so many hours to kill a gang leader or lose his family. I'm going for the slow crawl (about 3 pixels per frame) without a fancy title sequence to preface it. Thanks for your input!
September 15, 2014 at 11:42AM
I normally go to Craigslist, offer $20 and ask that question except I want all the titles done. This way somebody from Serbia / Albania / Bangladesh proposes a solution that I instantly fall in love with.
September 16, 2014 at 7:07PM
That's not a bad idea for getting the film subtitled (tangential thought to your idea). Thanks!
September 21, 2014 at 11:01PM