Archive for March, 2012

Welcome To The Punch

March 30, 2012 7 comments

We’ve taking some body blows on this one… and this heavyweight creative sequence has gone the full 12 rounds. Even when we were against the ropes near to the final bell, Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken hit us with an upper cut to create a simple ident for their production company to go ahead of the titles. It landed right Between The Eyes.

We are now at finishing stages on Welcome to the Punch and boy does it pack one. The main title sequence is now all done and in situ and the end title sequence is being delivered to the films VFX Editor Ian Cunningham in the DI suite at Molinare today.

The film is Eran Creevy’s second feature following on from the Brit thriller Shifty, which was nominated for Outstanding British Debut at the 2010 Baftas. This new action thriller shot in London’s Canary Wharf, is about a London detective (James McAvoy) and an ex-criminal (Mark Strong), who become involved in high-level conspiracy.

Whilst filming last summer, Eran took time out to tell Big Screen about the film. He said “I want to do a French Connection, or a Heat, an Infernal Affairs, Hard Boiled-style film, but set in London”. Well I can assure you it’s exactly that and sure to be a knock out.

So without giving you the final result, we have selected a few still from our creative blows for you to see:

Welcome To The Punch Title Sequence

The Cold Light Of Day Official Trailer

Frio durante Luz Del Dia no és una cosa que está costumbrada en España este tiempo de año. Entonces tendran que ir preparando sé, porque la pelicula se estrena antes que en los US el dia 4th Ábril. Aquí bajo teneis tú trailer official. Espero que os guste España.

In addition The Cold Light Of Day is being released in the UK on the 6th April. But Henry Cavill fans in the US will need to hop on a plane and get over here if they want to see it, as the film doesn’t get released in the US until September 7.

We are delighted that our title sequence gets its first screening here in Europe and we hope you all enjoy. Here’s the official worldwide trailer for you all to see.


Dark Shadows Official Trailer

March 16, 2012 4 comments

We’ve kept you in the Dark but we are now creeping out of the Shadows, as the lid has been lifted and we can now officially announce that my collaboration with Tim Burton continues. My team and I have our teeth into creating the titles for Tim’s other feature film this year Dark Shadows.

The film is based on the hugely successful TV hit show which ran from 1966 to 1971 and stars Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins, a 200 year old vampire. The film is due for release on May 11th this year and unlike the TV show, there’ll be no 70’s commercials!

Here’s a bite sized offering for you to see:

Dark Shadows Official Trailer 2012

Tim Burton Dark Shadows Official Trailer

An evening with Mad Men

March 15, 2012 2 comments

I attended last nights DandAD’s 50 Years of ‘Looking Forward’ at The Mermaid Theatre in Blackfriars, with Lord Puttnam, Sir Alan and Bob Gill. The evening became an intimate sofa chat between three of the original Mad Men, ‘Looking Back’ at the start of their careers in London’s ‘Ad Land’ in the early sixties.

At the start of the evening, I met up with David who was pleased to see me and also Rosie Arnold President of DandAD and Deputy Executive Creative Director at BBH London, who introduced the evening on stage wearing a fabulous red dress.

Tom Sutcliffe writer for The Independent and presenter of Radio Four’s Saturday Review, successfully guided the whole evening and as the chat went on with each popping in their own anecdotes. It was clear that each man was his own boss, with their own distinct and individual way of seeing the creative process over the years. They talked at length about the way the agency world was born and how the UK changed within 18 months and the wealth of energy that changed the world from black & white to colour.

In conversation, it was interesting to hear David and Alan’s different point of view on the early rise of commercials in the UK and where this energy came from? David said it was from our history in feature film with directors such as John Schlesinger. Alan disagreed and felt it came from new emerging creative talent with the likes of directors Ridley Scott and Hugh Hudson, who made this new media their own.

I personally think they are both right… I think the energy came from both these sources. If it wasn’t for our early feature film history with great technical background, we might not have succeeded so well. But it took the likes of Ridley Scott and Hugh Hudson along with Alan to take this technology and add their own unique ideas and style.

The whole evening was a great history lesson, one I wish I had at college… It was entertaining and totally backed up my own creative values.

I recommend you contact DandAD and get a copy of the evening if they release one soon, it is well worth seeing.

In the meantime, check out this collection of UK TV Adverts from the 70’s:

Lord David Puttnam talks at DandAD

David Puttnam Alan Parker Bob Gill

Lord David Puttnam, Sir Alan Parker and Bob Gill

One of my lucky breaks back in the day was to have had the pleasure to work with David Puttnam and film editor Jim Clark. My first film with David was Cal in 1984 and I went on to do The MissionThe Killing FieldsWar of the ButtonsMeeting Venus and Memphis Belle.

It is a great delight to see that this coming Wednesday in the series of DandAD President’s Lectures, David will be talking along with Sir Alan Parker and Bob Gill on their work and 50 Years of Looking Forward. I will of course be there to meet up with David.

Here is The Mission title sequence for you to also see.

For more samples of title sequences, please visit our YouTube channel: richardmorrison04

Frankenweenie Official Trailer

March 9, 2012 1 comment

It’s been a while since our blog towards the end of last year, announcing that we were about to begin work on Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie. Well we have been busy and are well underway with a fair amount of the titles already completed. The hero logo and the main font is all in place and we are now about to start testing the 3D element.

The film is due for release on October 5th this year and now that the trailer has been launched on Walt Disney Studios official YouTube channel, I thought it would be good to set up a link so you can also see here.

I’ll blog more updates as of when available.

Frankenweenie Trailer

Frankenweenie Trailer

Now Is Good Official Trailer

This weekend saw the release of the official trailer for Now Is Good. Ol Parker announced its release via Twitter on Saturday and you can now see it on Yahoo Movies. ‘Pop-in‘ and see for yourself.

We will also soon be releasing the main title sequence for all to see. Keep coming back for this announcement.

Keep watching after the Now Is Good trailer, as Yahoo is now featuring the offical trailer of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie immediately after.

Now Is Good Trailer

Now Is Good Trailer

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