So what is the official order for screen credits in a film? Well, opening credits and closing credits are different in a couple of ways. Firstly, the order of opening credits is more rigid than closing credits. Opening credits end with the director’s name whereas closing credits will often start with the director. Closing credits can also vary depending on the level of involvement for example. But here is the basic accepted order for film credits.
Order of opening credits.
the opening credits of a film are more rigid than the order of the closing credits. the typical order will be as follows.
1. The distributor
The film distributor is usully responsible for financing the film, they are different from the prodution company.
2. The production company
They work on creating the content. Thy are usually involved in multiple aspects of video making.
3. The filmmaker
You may sometimes include this credit to say “A (Name) Picture” which would set the audience up for this filmaker’s style. This can be contraversial as it can potentilly alienate the other collaborators.
4. Film title
The stars of the film will be placed top, with their supporting stars coming after them.
6. Casting director
The person who was in charge of gathering and auditioning the talent into roles.
7. Music composer
The person who created or scored the music in the film
8. Costume designer
In charge of wardrobe for all actors and extras.
9. Associate producers
Second hand to the producer
Cuts the film together.
11. Production designer
Designs the set in the director’s vision.
12. Director of photography
Or cinematographer, works with camera and lighting to make sure the action is captured in the way that the director wants.
13. Executive producers
This role involves a number of things, including overseeing the producers on behalf of the financers or being the person who initiated the project.
Producers also have a number of roles including managing the budget, cast and crew hiring and operations of the set.
The screenwriters who wrote the screenplay.
The director gets the last title card.
Order of closing credits.
The closing credits can vary a little more than the opening credits. There are some factors which can affect the order, such as level of contribustion and the number of people involved in the production.
4. Executive producer
5. Director of photography
6. Production designer
9. Costume designer
10. Visual effects supervisor
11. Casting director
13. Leading cast members
14. Unit production manager
15. First assistant director
16. Second assistant director
17. Full cast list
18. Stunt department
Including the performers and choreographers.
19. Production departments
Grips, electric, sound, wardrobe, art, hair and makeup.
20. Postproduction departments
Assistant editors, foley artists, colorists, and visual effects editors.
21. Music credits
For those in charge of preparing, orchestrating, and editing the music.
22. Caterering services and craft services
23. Second unit
In charge of shooting supplement footage for the film.
24. Title design
25. Special thanks
26. Logos for guilds
Involved in the production, like the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the equipment makers.
27. Shooting locations
28. Final sound mix recording studio
Confirming the fictional nature of the film and adherence to animal welfare laws, if applicable.