Sunday, September 11, 2011

Catch Me If You Can

In my sophomore year at Ithaca College, my production class's teaching assistant talked about the opening title sequence of Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can. He discussed with us how it was one of the most simple and brilliant uses of motion graphics. With the use of just basic vectors and motion, the opening sequence essentially tells the story to the audience before the actual story even begins.

A little research into this title sequence shows that the creators used Autodesk software to create the scene. The style, font, and everything else about the entire sequence takes the viewer back to the time period in which the film takes place, the 1960s. There is a beautiful use of the moving lines in the scene to not only tell the story, but to also write out the title itself, as well as the cast and crew in the opening credits.

The scene shows how motion graphics even in the most simplest of ways can do an incredibly effective job in an opening sequence, and leave a profound impact on the audience for years to come!

1 comment :

  1. I expected of course, that the creators of the title sequence would be mentioned in the post, whadda ya think?

    They are Kuntzel and Deygas, a duo of graphic artists that live in Paris and design not only motion graphics but also objects of many kinds and other stuff!

    Their names appear in the title sequence...can you find them?