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First Frame @GBEditors – A Brand Design

September 28, 2016 Leave a comment

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New RONALDO Releases 9th November

Excited at the studio to see our titles we designed for Anthony Wonke’s new film RONALDO – out on worldwide release 9th November 2015.

From the makers of Senna and Amy, this 102 minute unprecedented access documentary gives an insight into the inner life story of one of the worlds greatest footballers. How he fought to get his son and his family out of poverty and to show the world he’s on this earth to be the best at football. Ronaldo takes the audiences on an intimate and revealing journey of what it’s like to live as an iconic athlete.

A huge delight for us to design all the main and end titles for the film, including all the captions and a great end roller. It was a real pleasure working with Anthony, producer Paul Martin and the films editor Stephen Ellis.

Ronaldo film 2015

Check-out the official website for ticket sales and more information: http://www.ronaldothefilm.com/

The Rhythm Stick of Design

January 16, 2015 Leave a comment

How refreshing it is to see a movie poster that not only truly represents the under lying meaning and spirit of this engaging movie. But also delivers a strikingly visual eye catching piece of pure graphic design at the same time.

Whiplash tube poster

The balance between the photographic representation of the drumstick and the figure of Miles Teller in complete harmony with the block-slab typography. The orange colour palette evoke the sense of past time i.e. graphics of the 60’s, but to my eye also comes across as modern in over all tone and use of space in the layout.

I bet this will be a collector’s poster in due course.

The film releases in UK cinemas today.

Kajaki the movie official trailer

November 10, 2014 Leave a comment

Kajaki logo

Only three weeks to go, and excited for its release. Here below is the official trailer for KAJAKI the movie.

The film is being released in VUE cinemas on 28 November, with all revenue from ticket sales from the Premiere and pre-release screenings, and a portion of the profits from the film’s subsequent release being donated equally to four military charities – Help for HeroesWalking with the WoundedThe Royal British Legion and The Hashemite Commission for Disabled Soldiers

This is our first time working with director Paul Katis, and producer Andrew de Lotbinère of Pukka Films. The whole team at Pukka have been great to work with and we are delighted with the results. Working again with award winning producer Gareth Unwin (The King’s Speech), as always is a real pleasure, and we are hono(u)red to be part of such a great production.

Kajaki Frames

With the commemoration of a 100 years since the 1st World War, and the withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan. The film is a fitting and perfectly timed release to help bring further awareness of the atrocities of war. And their generous donations to the military charities in helping returning wounded soldiers and the families of those lost in conflict, is something we hope you all get behind to support.

To find out more or to book tickets to help these charities, please visit: http://www.kajakimovie.com

Believe – In Cinemas July 25

Believe - Theatre of Dreams

We couldn’t be any more excited to see our dear friend Manuela Noble’s film ‘Believe’ directed by David Scheinmann, get its cinema kick-off.

It’s some time ago since we created the title sequences for Manuela (Wachafilm), and producers Ben Timlett and Bill Jones (Bill and Ben Productions). So we are delighted to see after a greatly received festival circuit, which saw the film pick-up Winner of the Golden Eye Award at the Zurich Film Festival, ‘Believe’ going out UK nationwide July 25.

Manuela let us know that the film will also be screening at 80 schools across the UK on July 15, as part of the ‘In to Film’ government sponsored program. To then be followed with the US and Canada release on September 12, in all cities that have a major league soccer team – including NYC, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.

With the Brazil World Cup only coming to a close just days before, we think the timing couldn’t be any better!

Believe Titles

We had great fun designing both the main and end title sequences, and as always a real pleasure playing alongside VFX supremo Alexis Haggar and his team at Lexhag on creating a look and feel in keeping with the 80’s style in the film. Dean and I are especially pleased with the identity we created for the main title logo, having researched the genre and influences of the eighties. The final whistle came from the producers with…

“It is unanimous, we all love it! We believe it’s a winner!!! Thank you so much!”.

Man of the match though surely has to go to film editor Julian Rodd (‘Absolutely Anything’), for a great 1, 2 into the back of the net! Set-up from a great pass from cinematographer Gary Shaw (‘Moon’).

‘Believe’ has been a great film to be involved with. Boasting a great cast, coached by Brian Cox (Sir Matt Busby), with new talent Jack Smith (Georgie Gallagher) scoring lots of goals.

Already receiving some great reviews, such as The Upcoming: (http://www.theupcoming.co.uk/2014/06/10/believe-movie-review/). We think you’ll all going to enjoy this full 96 minutes, without penalties. A real match to all ‘coming of age’ films.

Here’s the latest official trailer for you all to see:

Genre: Children
Runtime: 96 mins
Country, Year: UK, 2014
Languages: English
Screenplay: David Scheinmann
Cinematography: Gary Shaw
Edited by: Julian Rodd
Producers: Manuela Noble, Ben Timlett, Mark Sandell, Aurelio Landolt, Hanspeter Jaberg
Cast: Brian Cox, Jack Smith, Natascha McElhone, Toby Stephens, Phillip Jackson

The Two Faces of January Official Trailer

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As excitement and intrigue builds for tomorrow’s release of The Two Faces of January. We follow on from our previous blog, with Studio Canal’s official trailer to get you in the mood.

We hope you enjoy.

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The Two Faces of January Title Sequence

May 13, 2014 1 comment

The Two Faces Of January Header

Most of you by now will have seen the riveting trailer on TV or the great posters in the streets. The Two Faces of January, written and directed by screenwriter Hossein Amini (Drive screenplay) in his directorial debut, is out on release this Friday 16th May… and we couldn’t be any more excited.

A thriller centred on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who try to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a police officer. The film is based on the 1964 novel by Patricia Highsmith, and is already being described as one of the most beautiful and enigmatic thrillers to be hitting the cinemas. Dean and I, along with the rest of the team at The Morrison Studio are delighted to have been able to design and produce the main and end titles for the film.

Work for us began some time ago after meeting with both Hoss and producer Robyn Slovo, who insisted we do the titles after attending a screening for HBO’s Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, directed by Stephen Frears. Robyn liked our title sequence for the film so much, she requested the meeting to discuss what we could do for their new film.

The Two Faces of January Titles Mood Board

So we set out researching the genre in the time period of the film, along with book jackets from Patricia Highsmith’s books as reference. It became apparent that typography and the way we set it was going to be the main focus for us. But we were keen to also see if there was a graphical way we could introduce the first few credits before the opening live action shots. So we started to explore various styles and colours to get the right look we were after.

The Two Faces of January Title Design

From our research at the beginning, it became clear that ‘circles’ was a good direction to start. With the gift of Working Titles’ animated logo leading us into the first credits, it naturally felt right to evolve the style of the sequence from their logo. Combining the right colour palette with the right typeface suitable to the genre, we developed moon shape slithers to slowly rotate concentrically. Then we placed the titles in the negative spaces to create a design based on crime novel book jackets of the 1960’s. The circles were also a good metaphor for the three key characters, who’s romantic journey of deceit and deception would take them full circle to tragic circumstances.

The Two Faces of January Title Design

The creative process however, twisted and turned – a lot like the plot of the film. And as the film’s editing changed, we needed to rethink the titles to something more simpler, yet still stylish. Which will be revealed when you see the film. We kept the colour palette and the typestyle, and we are very pleased with the way it all looks. As simple as it might be… we have a look which compliments the film very well.

We hope you enjoy, and we look forward to sharing our title sequence with you in the very near future.

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