Saturday, February 18, 2012

Catch Me If You Can

In the past week's class we have been talking about and looking at the website "Forget the Film, Watch the Title," after browsing this website for a while and checking out the various title sequences that were present on the site, I decided to look for similar sequences in various types of media I watch. Two days ago I watched "Catch Me If You Can" with my roommates and was really intrigued by the opening credits. It seems to be simple but very interesting and unique. Many individuals have referenced this title as being inspired by Saul Bass, who was a graphic designer and filmmaker, best known for his design of film poster and motion picture title sequences. One fascinating aspect was that the characters went for a "stamp-style" animation, in which stamps were actually used to generate the characters. I also would like to know how exactly the did certain aspects of the animation, such as the light bulbs turning on and the character appearing there. Also when the plane flies across and the "me" looks almost like a cloud. This opening credit sequence was created by Nexus Productions. Here's the opening title, so check it out, and enjoy!

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