Art of the Title has some great coverage of Imaginary Forces’ stunning new title sequence for Black Sails.
One of our favorite projects from 2013 was Patrick Clair’s launch trailer for Tom Clancy’s The Division, a global conspiracy theory rendered in elegant typography and metaphorical imagery.
With the same understated poignance that is his hallmark, Mr. Clair’s latest project is a title sequence created in collaboration with Antibody (Clair’s studio) and Elastic for HBO’s new series, “True Detective.”
In an interview with Art of the Title, Clair explains:
Read more in Art of the Title’s excellent interview.
Syndrome Studio creates the opening titles for the 2014 Pause Fest in Melbourne, Australia. Executive Producer, Monica Blackburn describes the project as “a dream project with full creative freedom” in which “we envisioned the sequence as a journey through a surreal, living art installation piece. Visually representing each aspect of the festival – start-ups, motion, gaming, web and creativity – as physical objects that combine and interlock to form a whole, the open underlines the festival’s theme, “everything is connected”.
The mixture of dated and futuristic technologies, of dusty machinery and glossy interfaces, shape this wonderful homage to the creative process, in which live action and CG merge seamlessly to form a lyrical technological dance.
Music and Sound Design by Echoic.
From the Press Release:
Here you can see a detailed making of that goes through their entire process from conception:
Don’t forget to check out their site¬†page for the sequence for some stills and styleframes!
We dropped them a line to do a little Q&A with Polynoid’s Jan Bitzer and Fabian Pross.¬†¬†Here’s a snippet but click ‘Full Interview’ to view the entire thing!
Fabian Pross on the FX:
Jan Bitzer on the Asset Development
Conference openers have become the vehicle of choice for many studios to show what they can do without an overbearing client or agency brief hemming them in. The creative contraints for conference openers are usually very loose (probably owning to the guilt organizers feel for not being able to pay anyone for their work), inviting experimentation and risk-taking that’s hard to find in the commercial world.
While the budgets may be low, the expectations are very high. And for a conference about “the art of the pitch,” the expectations are unusually high.
A Meeting of the Minds
As usual, the audio deserves as bright a spotlight as the visuals ‚ÄĒ and in this case, the man behind the audio, John Black (CypherAudio) had a special role to play in this collaboration.
We got the inside scoop on the process behind the project from John Black, Anthony Scott Burns and Chris Bahry of Tendril.
Interview with Anthony Scott Burns, Chris Bahry (Tendril) and John Black (Cypheraudio)
John, let‚Äôs start with you, since it many ways this collaboration began with you. Tell us how that came about.
John Black/Cypheraudio: During my initial meeting with Stephen and Heather [of Stash Magazine, organizers of the Style Frames NY event], they asked me who I would be interested in working with to create the opening. I immediately suggested Tendril.