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LOST title sequence
April 29th, 2008

I’ve always appreciated that LOST does not have a title sequence. This afternoon I put together a sequence that illustrates how LOST would have ended up in the hands of someone like Aaron Spelling.

LOST title sequence

All of the footage is taken from the two hour pilot episode. The music is from Melrose Place. The video was made entirely in iMovie ’08. The experience seesawed from effortless to frustrating. Here are some random thoughts:

  • Scrubbing is incredible; certainly faster and smoother than QuickTime.
  • There is an annoying bug that causes all of the thumbnails to intermittently disappear from the Project browser. I was able to get them back again by randomly adjusting the frames per thumbnail slider.
  • I can’t for the life of me understand why iMovie doesn’t allow for manual placement of text.

All in all though, this whole project took about two and half hours to complete, so that’s saying something.

  • Nice job, though I’ve never watched Lost.

    I hope you’re not admitting to having the Melrose Place soundtrack on CD.

  • Nick Fruhling — 5:07 am on 29.4.2008

    Just wanted to let you know that I like the blog and your software, and thought you should see this if you haven’t already: http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1739531

    Melrose is classic though, and your titles are nicer.

  • I can’t tell if you were pleased to have gotten it done in only 2 hours, or you were frustrated that it took that long. Just so you can appreciate your accomplishment more, two hours is a short time to put a decent title sequence together. I would be thrilled to get something like that done in two hours using my Final Cut Pro software (what can I say, I like to tweak).

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  • Har! Made me laugh, and also gave me a headache trying to remember where the music was from. (Came back here and saw the source, and smacked my head and said “Riiiiight!”) Terrific job (and same goes for the “TV Forecast” widget while I’m at it). And you’re totally right: I saw Aaron Spelling’s grubby mitts all over it. (So how’s it feel that you can crank out the same crap, hmmm?) I’m pulling your leg; keep up the great, fun work!