Guilherme Marcondes: Bunraku Opening Sequence

For the opening title sequence of Guy Moshe’s film Bunraku, Guilherme Marcondes introduces us to the Bunraku alternate universe — from pre-historic animals fighting for survival to its present-day third world war. It’s got a lovely mixed-media style, including the puppeteering technique explored earlier in his short film Tyger. The title sequence was entirely fabricated and shot at the Hornet Workshop.

Originally made back in 2008, it’s finally available online. Don’t miss the great production photos and art at Gui’s Flickr Set.

Directed by Guilherme Marcondes

Produced by Hornet Inc.

Executive Producer: Michael Feder
Producer: Hana Shimizu

Producer: Jan Wohrle
Lead Compositor: John Harrison
Compositors: Yussef Cole, Julien Koetsch, Arthur Hur
Storyboard Artists: Tom Lintern, Carlos Ancalmo
Character Design: Rafael Grampá, Mike Luzzi
Background Design: Morgan Schweitzer
Character Animation: Mike Luzzi
Additional Animation: Frank Summers, Keng-Ming Liu
Editor: Joe Suslak

Live Action
Director of Photography: Toshiaki Ozawa
Live Action Producer: Joel Kretschman
Assistant Director: Jeff Lazar
1st Assistant Camera: Scott Maguire
Gaffer: Michael Yetter
Best Boy: Rich Ulivella
Key Grip: Joe Mandeville
Art Director: Ryan Heck
Asst. Art Director: Andy Byers
Set Design: Andrezza Valentin
Puppet Fabrication: K&Z Studio Inc., Adam Parker Smith & Carolyn Salas
Puppeteers: Adam Pagdon, Ulysses Jones, Megan McNerney, Celli Clemmons
Production Assistants: Matthew Churchill, Rick Matera, Connie Li Chan