Patrick Clair: “The Man in the High Castle”

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What would life be like in America if the Nazi’s and Japan won WWII? Philip K. Dick took a stab at the answer in his 1962 Hugo-winning novel called “The Man in the High Castle,” and now Ridley Scott brings that nightmare to the small screen for Amazon complete with ominous titles by Patrick Clair via Elastic. [Read more]

Digital Kitchen Seeks “Man Seeking Woman”

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Snappy black and white iconography from the DK crew sets the tone for FXX’s sweet and absurdist new original comedy “Man Seeking Woman” starring Jay Baruchel and based on humorist/novelist/screenwriter (and former SNL/Pixar writer) Simon Rich’s book of short stories. [Read more]

Behind the Scenes: “Marco Polo” Title Sequence

Take a quick peek into the creative and technical process of Mill+ directors Ben Smith and Bryce Wymer as they conjure the Netflix “Marco Polo” titles with ink and vodka.

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Watch the finished titles here. [Read more]

Viktoria Modesta “Prototype” for Channel 4

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London’s Electric Theater Collective supply VFX and animation back up for Rogue director Saam Farahmand‘s new stunner for Channel 4′s Born Risky campaign starring British singer-songwriter/model/multimedia performance artist/DJ Viktoria Modesta who, after spending most of her childhood in and out [Read more]

Best of Stash 2014 Preview #2: Platige Image “Vikings”

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A riveting tour de force of broadcast promotion from director Tomek Baginski and the crew at Platige Image in Warsaw, Poland for History Channel. Tomek Baginski: “We were working with the client for a long time before we even started planning the shoot. [Read more]

Inky Drama for Netflix Marco Polo Titles

Mill+ co-directors Ben Smith and Bryce Wymer hit themes of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry in the title sequence for the new Netflix original “Marco Polo” written by John Fusco and produced by The Weinstein Group.

“Bryce developed a technique to capture the images being ‘invisibly painted’ using an overhead projector and meticulously hand-painting the images onto a dense paper stock that allowed the water to sit on the surface of the paper.

“Sumi ink (ink formulated for sumi painting and calligraphy) was then dripped onto the invisible water paintings, spreading beautifully throughout the entire image. This was captured through high-speed photography to create an elegant, monotone image, confined to the waters edges.”

Compare and contrast: Here’s a smaller scale ink-in-water treatment from 2011 called “Dirty Water” from hush.fr director/illustrator Clément Beauvais For BDDP Unlimited:

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