Titles and Credits

While every production’s titles and credits are slightly different, the general order goes:

  • Lead Titles
  • Content (Story)
  • End Credits
  • Logos
  • Copyright

For FSU Film productions title and credits are limited to a maximum of 60 seconds. This can be divided between Lead Titles and End Credits but combined together their length is not to exceed 60 seconds. This allotted time includes the Logo card and the Copyright card at the end of the credits, each of which must run for two seconds each.

Titles and credits that run over picture or audio that is not “advancing the narrative” will count toward your 60 seconds for titles and credits. Titles and credits that run over picture or audio that is “advancing the narrative” will count toward your Content time.

Remember that the primary purpose of credits is to credit that people which contributed to the creation of the film. Content time is for story, credit time is for credit. Any questions will be left to the discretion of the editing faculty.

Simple title cards can be made with the Premiere title tool, but more advanced animation or motion graphics can be created in After Effects (or equivalent software). Any credit not made using Premiere’s title tool needs to be delivered as a DPX sequence, 1920x1080px in resolution, running at 24fps. Please ask the Post Staff if you have any questions about this process.

Credit Rules

Every show must adhere to the following policies:

  1. There can be no visual changes made to the film school logo card without approval from the Dean.  
  2. There can be no possessive credits (“A Film by Me”) or production company credits. Only FSU makes these films. 
  3. Students must use their real names and students are not permitted to take their name off a film, unless otherwise approved by the Dean.
  4. Whenever possible, students who do more than one job should have their name listed once with all jobs in one place. 
  5. Only ATL crew, actors, and the title may have single cards. Everyone else should be in groups, listed efficiently to be legible but not lengthy. 
  6. Special Thanks:
    • This section needs to be professional. Things like “Mom & Dad” are not professional. You may list their names, but “familiar terms” or nicknames are not okay. 
    • If you wish to thank faculty or staff members, rather than singling out individuals, use the more inclusive: “College of Motion Picture Arts Faculty and Staff.”
    • For production cycles that ran a Spark fundraising campaign, include a general thank you to “Spark Donors” in every film. You may additionally thank individual donors, if you have a special relationship with them and would like for them to be able to see their name on screen.
    • Thanking a deity of any sort is not permitted. The State does not hold a religious affiliation, so FSU cannot thank any God or Gods. 
  7. There can be no dedicating the film to someone. Again, as FSU films, only the school may dedicate a film to someone. Students may thank people in the “Special Thanks” section. 

Lead Titles

If lead titles appear at the head of the film, they must appear in this order:

  • FSU Logo
  • Above-Title Cast
  • Title
  • Supporting Cast
  • Original Score by
  • Production Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Editor
  • Director of Photography
  • Producer
  • Writer
  • Director

End Credits

The order for end credits, if not shown in the lead titles, are:

  • Director
  • Writer
  • Producer
  • Director of Photography
  • Editor
  • Sound Designer
  • Production Designer
  • Original Score by

The remaining end credits appear in the following order:

  • Cast
  • Stunt Performers
  • UPM
  • First Assistant Director
  • Second Assistant Director
  • 2nd Second Assistant Director
  • Second Unit Director
  • Set Decorator
  • Art Director
  • Art PA
  • Camera Operator
  • First Assistant Camera
  • Second Assistant Camera
  • Loaders
  • Still Photographer
  • Sound Mixer
  • Boom Operator
  • Cableman
  • Gaffer
  • Best Boy Electric
  • Third Electric
  • Key Grip
  • Best Boy Grip
  • Grips
  • Dolly Grip
  • Script Supervisor
  • Production Coordinator
  • Location Managers
  • Local Casting
  • Casting Associates
  • Assistants to Actors/Producers/Directors
  • Production Assistants
  • Publicist
  • Make-up Artist
  • Hair Stylist
  • Costume Designer
  • Property Master
  • Assistant Property
  • Set Design
  • Leadmen
  • Special Effects Supervisor
  • Special Effects Assistants
  • Construction Coordinator
  • Construction Foreman
  • Painters
  • Craft Service
  • First Aid
  • Transportation Coordinators
  • Transportation Captains
  • Drivers
  • Assistant Editors
  • Sound Editors
  • ADR Editor
  • Music Editor
  • Re-Recording mixer
  • Visual Effects Producer
  • Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Visual Effects Coordinators
  • Modeling Artists
  • Rigging Artists
  • Texturing Artists
  • Animators
  • Layout Artists
  • Lighting Artists
  • Simulation Artists
  • Matchmove Artists
  • Compositors
  • Rotoscope Artists
  • Technical Support
  • Title Design
  • Color Timer
  • Music Rights
  • Special Thanks
  • Cameras By
  • Color By
  • Dolby
  • Disclaimer
  • FSU Copyright