Viewers who paid to watch a show should decide how they watch it on their own time. If the opening credits is well done like the “Game of Thrones,” “Disenchantment,“ “Battlestar Galactica (2011),” “The Walking Dead,” or “The Expanse”… or even “Bob's Burgers” to name a few, viewers will watch it. But if it's not interesting enough or repetitive, don't waste viewers' time. Cast and crew credits are important, but it doesn't mean viewers have to be forced to watch it, especially if they already know. Besides there are plenty of sources to know people involved on a particular film or series, there's IMDb, Wikipedia, the news, social media, etc. If people want to know more about the cast and crew they'll look. The fact is, viewers are already patronizing a film or show by watching, isn't that enough?
Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — In an age when Netflix’s “Skip Intro” button threatens to make a TV show’s opening credits into an endangered species, it’s more important than ever to acknowledge the work being done by the artists who set the tone for some of the year’s most notable series. “I have two jobs,” says two-time Emmy winner Patrick Clair, nominated this year for the haunting introduction to “True Detective” Season 3. “The main title needs to prove its worth — and also make it worth watching again and again.” His fellow nominees in the main title design category share that philosophy, while also revealing how they went about innovating — or in some cases, re-innovating — the art of these brief yet stunning sequences.
“Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes”
Elastic creative director Lisa Bolan was inspired by the actual cassette tape technology that captured those original interviews in her introduction to this true crime series, which heavily features audio of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy being interviewed on death row. “His warped sense of self [and] his glib and arrogant spin on the extreme violence of his crimes inspired the idea of using a clear cassette … — Liz Shannon Miller/@Variety