The time it takes to complete a project is not often revealed, and for me I feel like it is crucial information. The amount of time you have to work on a project ultimately reflects the outcome of the product, and artists are constantly saying how they would have done things differently if they just had more time. Well, IAMSTATIC revealed they spent five months on this main title sequence for Del Toro’s Crimson Peak. Believe it or not, the entire sequence was built entirely in CG, and gushing with intricate details.

Perception shares a case study on the work they did for the new main titles, Avengers Age of Ultron. I think this is so important because many times the initial process gets lost by the end of a project, never to be seen again. Sometimes the initial process has amazing work that should be seen, even if it wasn’t the client’s chosen direction. In terms of a high profile job like this, it is really awesome to see the various stages of R&D leading up to what everyone saw on the big screen!

 Avengers: Age of Ultron Montage

Elastic tackles the new “Run All Night” main titles for the feature film, using a similar technique to their well-received “True Detectives” main title work. Overlaying portraits on top of footage creates an interesting composition, especially when you mix up the color scheme. This is a great, trendy inspiration piece for any type of title sequence work!

With the BoxTrolls now available on demand, it’s only fitting to share some pencil tests for the end credits!  We posted the finished end credit sequence a little while back, but this is so interesting!  Watch as these artists use traditional animation over a Lightbox to hand draw each frame.  I love the 2D intro/outro methods these big studios are using for big films like Kung Fu Panda, Monsters Inc and now BoxTrolls!

 The Boxtrolls - End Credit Sequence pencil tests.