In film production, the pre-credit is the section of the film which is shown before the opening or closing credits are shown.

Many movies will be made by the filmmakers. This sequence is normally an expositional scene with an obvious importance in the film becoming apparent.

A characteristic of pre-credit scenes in the horror is a character (who seemsingly a main character) who is killed quickly, has a heralding “warning kill” of the antagonist. For example, Cube .

The James Bond franchise has become known for elaborate high-concept pre-credit sequences, sometimes over ten minutes in length.

Television series often have a pre-credit sequence, especially ones from the mid-1960s onward. (Such series as Captain Kangaroo , The Dick Van Dyke Show , The Andy Griffith Show , the first incarnation of The Twilight Zone , I Love Lucy , and the Disney anthology television series Did not.) One series famous for ict pre-credits is Law & Order . Their famous sound effect will be close to the pre-credit after each episode’s victim is discovered.