Title Design Program

Title Design Program

Program Details:

Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband
Screening Section: Title Design Competition
Screening Format: Title Sequence
Runtime: 52:00 mins

Program Includes:

Bonanza is an electronic outdoor spectacle, a musical experience beyond imagination. Colorful and fabulous, artful and fantastic. These are the titles to reveal all of the musical acts for this years edition.

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Sartaj Singh is a troubled police inspector in Mumbai police, living on sleeping pills and seeking validation from a police force he nevertheless loathes for its corruption. He receives an anonymous phone call from Ganesh Gaitonde, a notorious crime lord who has been missing for 16 years. He tells Singh to save the city in 25 days, which initiates a chain of events that burrows deep into India's dark, yet colorful underworld.

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After years of desperately waiting for their breakthrough in the art scene, two waitresses Elif and Theresa finally get an opportunity to put their art degrees to good use. They try to impress Candy, Munich hottest art dealer, at a gala they both work at.

But their strict boss and a drunk colleague raise the stakes on this challenge.

Art rules - as long as you are getting paid for it.

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La casa de las flores (The house of flowers), In this dark satirical comedy, a wealthy matriarch tries to maintain her family's facade of perfection after her husband's mistress exposes their dirty secrets. Created and directed by Manolo Caro. for Netflix Latam.

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America is on the edge of war. Hungarian-born director MICHAEL CURTIZ, under government pressure gets a chance to influence public opinion about war, thus gaining international recognition by directing a new propaganda film: CASABLANCA. Meanwhile, he's is working on helping his Jewish sister flee from Hungary before the Nazis get to her also, his daughter appears on set with the purpose of getting answers why Curtiz had abandoned her as a child. Can Curtiz overcome his famously arrogant and cynical personality? What sacrifices make a man a patriot in a foreign country, a good brother and an honest father at the same time? What should his main character, Rick, choose in the end of Casablanca?

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The GAME NIGHT main on end title sequence brings the audience into the basement of Officer Gary Kingsbury, the main characters’ mysterious and awkward neighbor, and reveals his grand plan for reinserting himself into Max and Annie’s weekly game night. Working closely with the film’s directors, ASPECT wrote, designed, shot, animated and composited the sequence. A virtual 1:1 scale model of the basement was created to previsualize the sequence and establish the camera moves, which were then ported over to a motion-controlled rig for the live-action shoot. The numerous printed props, documents, models and photographs were custom-designed and manufactured for the basement set.



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PHENOMS is a 5-part documentary mini-series that chronicles the journey of the next great soccer players on their quests to represent their respective countries in the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. *This is one of five title sequences created for the series.

The series allows fans and viewers to experience the personal lives of players through unprecedented behind-the-scenes access. Some of the players featured include young stars from the world’s top clubs and countries such as Dele Alli, Davinson Sanchez, Marco Asensio, Paulo Dybala, Gabriel Jesus, Ousmane Dembele, Adrien Rabiot, Leon Goretzka, Corentin Tolisso, Hirving Lozano and Marquinhos.



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Inspired by a quote from OFFF Festival Director Hector Ayuso that ‘together, we can make anything’ this colorful title sequence sees the four classical elements made figurative, shown in a dazzling array of natural textures. Their combined energy and colours culminating in the fifth lesser- known element of Aether as the backdrop for the OFFF logo. Pulling together inspiration from the fields of fashion, nature and fine art, the titles depict a singular, elemental universe. Audio design by Jon Dix adds a level of unnerving discomfort to this beguiling sequence.



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Presented as a series of increasingly desperate vignettes, miniature stormtroopers traverse the perilous terrain and come up against an unseen force that decimates their ranks. The iconic design of the white stormtrooper helmet becomes a surreal landscape of smooth plastic dunes and dark crevasses. Among all the chaos, glimpses of the humanity hidden underneath the armour are brought to light in moments of camaraderie and bravery.

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Taking inspiration from the doctor's euthanasia machine and the chemical cocktail it employs, the design of the title sequence revolves around pursuit of a raven in a world of curved glass and dark liquids. Symbolic recreations of the central cast reveal their role in the inescapable and unpleasant demise of the raven at the hands of a desperate cult.

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Smoke is a 2018 Indian web series produced by Eros Motion Pictures and Humari Film Company. It was globally released on 26 October 2018, on Indian streaming platform Eros Now as an original series. The series is directed by Neel Guha. The show offers an unflinching look at the politics within the Indian drug mafia that resides in the intoxicant riddled underbelly of its tropical paradise, Goa.

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Inspired by Ernst Haeckel’s work, the titles delve into a microscopic world and brings to life the real beauty of this unseen world. It follows the story of microorganisms from birth to death: representing the event theme of ‘creative tension’ in three stages: pushing and pulling, friction, and release. Made in partnership with Dropbox, the titles were a grand collaborative project between a dream team of eleven talented people of different disciplines, from all around the world. They won gold at The ADCC Directions Design Awards and was recognised by Art of the Title as one of their "Top 10 Title Sequences of 2018".



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Agâh is a retired 65-year-old judicial clerk, who is living alone in Beyoglu, Istanbul's most populous and lively district. His daughter lived abroad, his wife died years ago. This monotonous life of Agâh is upset by the diagnosis of Alzheimer's beginning. He will forget all his memories because of his illness. Even if we do not accept this fact at first, Agâh realizes that forgetting is an opportunity. An opportunity to commit a murder he has planned for years. He will not remember this crime in the future and he will not take remorse for not remembering it. Meanwhile, Nevra, the female police officer in the murder desk, was on the verge of resignation because of the pressure on her. However, the murder decision of Agâh will completely change the life of Nevra.



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Novoland is a fictional universe, with a known world of 3 continents and 9 provinces; divided into the prosperous Eastern Land and the nomadic Eight Tribes.

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The origin and rise of the most famous wrestler of all time in the Dominican Republic, Rafael Sánchez aka Jack Veneno, and his arch-nemesis, José Manuel Guzmán aka Relámpago Hernández. Two childhood friends that, inspired by El Santo movies, became the biggest wrestlers and Dominican pop culture biggest icons.
It's 1966. Jack Veneno moves to NYC leaving his wingman Josema in an country submerged in crisis and social revolution. When he comes back three years later he finds a very different country, and a very much different friend, who now becomes his arch-enemy due to the fame and glory of becoming superstars in the ring of lucha libre.
Directed by Taba Blanchard.



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Directed by Alison Klayman and produced by Motto Pictures and Netflix Studios, Take Your Pills explores the positive and negative effects of Adderall along with the pressures to take these types of stimulants to stay ahead at work and school.

The film explores its subject through a series of interviews with doctors and people currently taking Adderall as well as those who have stopped using the drug. It also addresses the history of the development of amphetamines and how the legal and medical approach to these types of drugs has evolved.

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Using the medium of title design to create a piece that was ultimately about more than just a single film, series, or event, was something Substance had been considering for a long time. When TEDx invited us to design the 2018 titles, it was the perfect opportunity to produce something that would not only satisfy the brief of a title, but continue to remain relevant to a wider audience, speak on a deeply personal level, and ask each of us to consider the hopes and fears we hold for our world. We hope that the titles for Humankind may help kindle this evaluation of our current position on humanity’s short timeline.



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What happened to Kelsi Deguire? Who is she? and Where did she vanish?

These questions are the running theme in the main title for 'Unspeakable'. The eerily beautiful visuals of wood carving artist Bruno Walpoth serve as a metaphor to the story line itself. Newspaper clippings, archival as well as shot footage and images leave bread crumbs to a plot that is dark, gritty, real but also filled with emotion and empathy. The sequence leaves the viewer wanting more and serves as an introduction to the show itself.


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Perception presents a title sequence that is a rock and roll ride through the world of Peter Parker. Playing off the high school themes from the Spider-Man: Homecoming film, this sequence follows your "friendly neighborhood Spider-Man" through a mixed media music video inspired by the art class projects we all rushed through in our youth. The Ramones "Blitzkrieg Bop" provides the perfect adrenaline-pumping score to this frenetic and fun sequence.

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In the Golden 20s, a time of radical change, the young commissioner Gereon Rath from Cologne is transferred to Berlin. In this crime-drama series, his investigations in the imperial capital lead him into a swamp of drugs, corruption, art & extremism

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Perception presents the Main on End Title Sequence for Marvel Studios' Black Panther. The title sequence captures many of the iconic images, characters, and themes from the Black Panther film. Matching the energy of the Kendrick Lamar and SZA song "All the Stars" that provides the score, the camera flies through scenes from the world of Wakanda all rendered in the vibranium sand style that has become their signature.

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In true Deadpool fashion, he breaks the 4th wall and addresses the audience at various points in the opening titles, all the while stepping through scenarios that boast action and sex appeal, set to Celine Dion’s power ballad “Ashes.”
While Deadpool is portrayed in abstract environments, the character himself is photoreal. We helped develop a feature film Deadpool asset, which was then keyframe animated into scenes. Keeping in line with the Bond-esque visual approach, artists employed dynamic light & shadow, and created stylized transitions.
The opening sequence went through every department at our studio in NY, our entire team brought something special to the table.

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Mickey and Jules are lovers on the run, headed southbound for a fresh start in the Sunshine State. When their car dies after a gas station robbery, they break into a nearby house looking for a new set of wheels. What they find instead is a dark secret, and a sweet-as-pie pair of homeowners who will do anything to keep it from getting out.

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Utilizing a mix of animation, CG elements and historical photography Picturemill brought to life the backstory of an alternate history in which witches play a crucial role in the American military.

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The animation depicts the creatures as timeless sculptures woven through mandalas and growing jungle vines. The cast credits are presented with their respective characters on a seamless, perpetual journey. Mowgli himself is represented with sculpted footprints - from running on all fours before standing on two legs as a young man.

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The title sequence for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse takes us on a kaleidoscopic journey through an endless array of Spider-Men across infinite dimensions. We explore a multiverse of colorful visuals and scenarios, all visually inspired from the tactile quality of comic books and traditional animation techniques.

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When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. One of the most powerful young people, Ruby, escapes from her camp and joins a group of runaways who are seeking a safe haven. Betrayed by the adults in power, this newfound family soon realizes that running is not enough -- they must use their collective powers to wage a resistance and take back their future.

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"Danger, Will Robinson!" The rest of the Robinson clan should be on the lookout for danger, as well, because they are facing challenging times. It's 30 years in the future and the family has been chosen to start a new life in a space colony. On the way to what they believe will be a better world, the Robinsons' ship is abruptly thrown off course and they are thrown into a dangerous alien environment. Now light-years from their original destination, they must forge new alliances and work together to survive.

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The Stephen King multiverse is the setting for this psychological horror series that takes place in Castle Rock, Maine, which is a location familiar to fans of King's work. "Castle Rock" explores themes and worlds that unite King's canon, including the infamous Shawshank Prison. An anonymous phone call lures death-row attorney Henry Deaver back to Castle Rock. He is unsettled by his hometown, but he returns to help a sinister, mostly mute man being kept in a cage underneath Shawshank. Sissy Spacek and Bill Skarsgård, who starred in feature adaptations of King's "Carrie" and "It," respectively, are among the show's stars.



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Working with DC, Warner Bros. and director James Wan, Filmograph created a sequence that takes the viewer on a travelogue journey from Aquaman’s coastal lighthouse home to the epic battle for ruler of the underwater kingdoms. From the bright, bioluminescent colors of Atlantis to the high contrast lava-like palette of the Brine Kingdom, we feel the rich, vibrant textures of the world our characters inhabit. A range of cartographic, compass-based designs were incorporated into the sequence to emphasize the kingdoms' ancient past. These, combined with meticulously-crafted frozen moments – as if suspended underwater – allowed us to craft this uniquely engaging cinematic experience.



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