Saturday, September 17, 2011

Kyle Cooper

This week many of us blogged about animated title sequences, and as I was going to do the same I stumbled across something different. While looking into different animated title sequences, I found the name Kyle Cooper. Kyle Cooper has directed over 150 film title sequences and has been credited with "revitalizing the main-title sequence as an art form". Cooper earned an M.F.A. in graphic design from the Yale School of Art, where he studied independently with Paul Rand. In class and in some other posts we have already discussed what a huge influence Paul Rand has had in the animation world, so to see that Kyle Cooper has independently studied with him can really say something about Cooper's credibility and background.

Next to directing over 150 title sequences, Cooper founded two internationally known film design companies, Imaginary Forces and Prologue Films. Imaginary Forces is a creative studio and production company that creates and develops content for commercial advertising, digital and interactive platforms, feature films and film marketing, television, architectural spaces, and global brands. The following is a short reel of the many things Imaginary Forces has done.

Imaginary Forces Reel (feb 2007) by mactiste

One of Kyle Cooper's most famous title sequences was for the movie Seven.

1 comment :

  1. It is interesting that you write about Kyle, because his work was one of the reasons I accepted an offer from R/GA, the company where he was Creative Director before he formed Imaginary Forces as a means to keep the creative team together. R/GA was the star of the Motion Graphics world when I joined it as a Creative Director in 1999, but as it happened it was about to change in one of R/GA's famous "9 year cycles" where the company completely reinvented itself, this time as an Interactive Advertising Agency, where there was no need for the great MG designers that created the titles of such film as The Untouchables, Seven, Braveheart, Silence of the Lambs, Home Alone, Goodfellas, Die Hard, Alien and many others.