Monday, 8 March 2010

Kyle Cooper

Kyle Cooper is the most successful modern designer of motion picture title sequences.

His work includes the opening credit sequences of:

Seven (1995),

Arlington Road (1999),

The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996),

Flubber (1997),

The Mummy (1999),

Zoolander (2001),

Spider-Man (2002),

Dawn of the Dead (2004),

Spider-Man 2 (2004),

Godzilla: Final Wars (2004),

Superman Returns (2006),

Across the Universe (2007),

The Incredible Hulk (2008),

Tropic Thunder (2008),

The Orphan (2009)

With regards to the typography I like how the typeface works individually with its frame, but also all together as a sequence. I love the hand written effect on top of the images.

Kyle Cooper’s work is famous for the level of detail and beauty within every single frame. He concentrates on the movement of typography at much as the design. The transition between frames is so well considered that they tell a story within themselevs.

Kyle’s work is often refered to as the prologue as the title sequence can sometimes serve as the first scene, or as a prologue to the story you are about to see.

Kyle Cooper Interview:

“I really like the idea of the veins of an eye becoming a map. He’s changing, but he’s also running away. It’s a very short moment, but as a frame, and as an idea, I really like it. It’s well composed. It’s beautiful, and it tells the story in a very quick and concise way. So those kinds of frames – those kinds of little details – perfection is made up of trifles. I’m not saying it’s perfect, but those kinds of trifles are interesting to me.”

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