Nando Costa Pins Down FITC Toronto 2013

FITC Toronto 2013 bolted into action this morning with this intimate and entomological title sequence filmed, animated and designed by director and graphic artist Nando Costa.

“My concept for this sequence was inspired by the way an entomologist carefully curates his/her collection, selecting a wide variety of specimens spanning across many distinct species. Similarly, the organizer for an event of FITC’s scale goes through such a process, especially once the event has been around for over a decade and many speakers have come through its doors.

“After carefully collecting enough specimens, I had them professionally mounted and begun working on their environments. The small sets were inspired by polyhedra origami and built to appear as if they had been made by the collector seen in the sequence.

“The below is a showcase of the 76 unique typographic designs I created for the opening. The graphic adornments around the speakers’ names were inspired by the pins used by entomologists when setting the permanent position of the insects being mounted.”

Filmed and animated by Nando Costa
Music by Omega Code
Insects mounted by Don Ehlen & Phaedra Dunko

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