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The Numbers Station Official Trailer

February 25, 2013 Leave a comment

The Numbers Station

April 26th sees our title sequence for Kasper Barfoed’s ‘The Numbers Station‘, get its long awaited cinema release.

Starring John Cusack and Malin Akerman (Watchmen), ‘Numbers’ tells the story of veteran CIA black ops agent Emerson Kent (John), who is given one last chance to prove he still has what it takes to do his job after his last mission went disastrously wrong. With his new assignment of guarding Katherine (Malin), a code operator at a top-secret remote CIA ‘Numbers Station’, Emerson and Katherine suddenly find themselves in a life-or-death struggle against an unknown enemy.

“You’ll never guess what we’ve done in the title sequence? But to see that you’ll have to wait…
…till then, here’s the official trailer”:

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Frankenweenie Main Title Sequence

February 21, 2013 Leave a comment

With Tim Burton‘s ‘Frankenweenie‘ out to own on DVD and Blu-ray this coming Monday 25th February. We have the pleasure in finally sharing with you our main title sequence for the film.

Starring Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara and Martin Short, the film tells the story of young Victor who conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.

Here’s our monster titles for your viewing pleasure:

Euromaxx comes to Soho for Richard Morrison filming

February 15, 2013 1 comment

Today, reporter Jens Von Larcher and his film crew from Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, have joined me in Soho to shoot a short documentary on myself and our title sequence work for ‘Euromaxx‘ – a daily magazine that covers topics from the world of culture and lifestyle.

The 4-5 minute feature will be part of a six part series, about people working in different areas of the film industry and will be broadcast worldwide (in various languages) daily from 18th February as part of the tail-end to Berlinale ’63 – Berlin’s International Film Festival.

Euromaxx

Having filmed all this morning together with our VFX team, Lexhag at The Look in Rathbone Street, we have now taken to the streets of Soho to shoot at some of my favourite hotspots such as Bar Italia.

We look forward to sharing the final edit later next week.

Euromaxx

Skyfall VFX designs for Silver’s hacking screens

February 8, 2013 3 comments

Skyfall LogoNow we are sure you have all seen Skyfall, we thought you might like to see some of the stages of our VFX design development for the laptop ‘pop-up’ animations.

I had a call from editor Stuart Baird asking us to come in and meet with Sam Mendes, to discuss the scenes where Silver hacks into M’s computer.

After sitting down in the cutting rooms at Goldcrest with Sam and Stuart, having gone through the film to get a background of the story and to understand the direction Sam saw the designs. We went away to develop numerous styles to help clarify the forthcoming threat to ‘M’.

Skyfall Concept Screens

Our initial thinking included basic montage style animations, using iconic elements such as the Union Jack and the British Bulldog. Sam’s direction was to portray Silver not as a tech wizard, but to have the screens designed with a more sinister nieve childlike approach to appear more threatening and to portray Silver’s character more.

Skyfall Concept Screens

After several meetings, the Sugar Skull was introduced into the designs to reflect Silver’s South American background and to make the message he was sending ‘M’ more disturbing. Above are a few frames from the development stages for you to see.

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HBO’s ‘Phil Spector’ Official Trailer

February 6, 2013 1 comment

Phil Spector trailor logo

“First time you got felt up, guess what? You were listening to one of my Songs!”
Phil Spector

HBO’s ‘Phil Spector‘ comes to our screens on March 24. Al Pacino wigs-up as legendary 60s ‘Wall of Sound’ record producer Phil Spector, who was convicted of second-degree murder for the 2003 death of actress Lana Clarkson.

Phil Spector played by Al Pacino

Written and directed David Mamet and also starring Helen Mirren as defence attourney Linda Kenney Baden, the film centers around the trial and Spector’s ultimate conviction.

We are really pleased to finally be seeing our titles air for the first time. Here’s the official trailer released by HBO to get your feet tapping.

Phil Spector was a pioneer of the 1960s girl-group sound with groups such as The Ronettes and The Crystals. He produced over 25 Top 40 hits in 1960-1965 and later worked with artists such as Ike and Tina Turner, John Lennon and George Harrison as well The Ramones and The Beatles. Having co-written “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin” with The Righteous Brothers, the song is listed by BMI as the song with the most U.S. airplay in the 20th Century.

Spector is currently serving a prison sentence of 19 years to life, having been convicted in 2009.

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