Production on the sinister Russian fantasy film Viy was begun in 2005 and finished in 2014 Many big stars were, at one time or another, interested in participating in the movie. For now, here is a look at how the gorgeous opening titles were created.
The Mill, Chicago, created the open and close for the new Cannes Lions Festival. They themed the open around fire and earth, and used ice and snow for the close. The themed motion graphics were projected onto screens within the event space. The motion graphics are awesome, but the edit and sound design deserve just as much credit!
As we might expect from the Mill+, this opening sequence for the D&AD award ceremony is skillful and inventive.
Starz series Da Vinci’s Demons is back with its second season, and called in HUGE to create a new opening title sequence. Using an illustrated theme, Da Vinci’s Demons opening titles feature very detailed and complex scenes, and snappy camera moves to take us deeper into the graphics.
Chip Music? It’s all the rage in Europe, hence the documentary this title sequence accompanies. As the groovy 3D animation explains, musicians are repurposing old gaming technology to create new sounds. Bleeedleee-blooop-bloop!
For the 13th annual FITC event in Toronto, I AM STATIC was asked to create the main titles. It seems as though they had full creative freedom here, taking the visuals down a bizarre and grungy path. Typography played a large role obviously, and they chose to go with an oversized, in your face approach bringing forth the content, sometimes tracking within the environment.
Mike Judge is back, not with Beavis and Butthead this time, but rather a new comedy on HBO, Silicon Valley. YU+Co created the main titles for the show going with a time-lapse and almost tilt shift 3D look. Quite the departure from what we are used to seeing from Judge, but interesting nonetheless.
Talk about abstract. This new main title sequence for OFFF utilizes black and white shades accompanied by splashes of color. There are many things happening simultaneously in this animation, so you may want to watch it a few times to try and understand the thought process behind this one.