Posts filed under Film

There's Always Time To Break The Mold

​It's been a while that a video clip moved me to post it to my website. I thought this clip (and its narration from Alan Watts, noted thinker and lecturer) a noble reminder to parents that our true motivation should be that of raising our children to be happy, not what society deems as successful.

Posted on May 21, 2013 and filed under Film, Parenting, People.

Movie Titles 2 Die 4: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The David Fincher (of such films like "Seven") - has now directed ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ one of the most deliciously anticipated remakes (from the European version) in some time. Why I'm even bringing this to your attention is from the design elements made up in the title sequence. Incredible. The cover of Led Zeppelin‘s ‘Immigrant Song’ was ably revamped by none other than Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

Movie Titles 2 Die 4: Sherlock Holmes

"The sequence creative director Danny Yount, a self-taught Emmy-winning designer/director produced main titles for Six Feet Under and The Grid while at Digital Kitchen. He currently resides at Prologue Films and has created titles for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man and RockNRolla." ~ The Art Of The Title

I think from a graphic design standpoint that I love the most is digital effects of traditional media. I LOVE the pencils and ink feel. The stop edits are perfect to transition to and the background tone of the parchment like paper is perfect to assign age and classical feel to the drawings. Lastly, I like the font usage as it feel very hand scripted but not elegant, a roughen style of text which sets a gritty masculine mood.

You thoughts? Send me your favorite trailer and tell me what you love about it.

Posted on October 21, 2010 and filed under Art, Design, Film.

Horror/Thriller Movies: The Key Ingredients To Fear

"Fear is primal, to really scare someone, you have to tap into those primal instincts that are hard coded into our psyche. It reminds us that we aren't in control of ourselves as much as we think we are." ~ Mike Monello (@mikemonello) Co-Founder & Executive Creative Director @campfirenyc
Posted on August 23, 2010 and filed under Entertainment, Film, Process.