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Believe - In Cinemas July 25

Believe - Theatre of Dreams We couldn't be any more excited to see our dear friend Manuela Noble's film 'Believe' directed by David Scheinmann, get its cinema kick-off.

It's some time ago since we created the title sequences for Manuela (Wachafilm), and producers Ben Timlett and Bill Jones (Bill and Ben Productions). So we are delighted to see after a greatly received festival circuit, which saw the film pick-up Winner of the Golden Eye Award at the Zurich Film Festival, 'Believe' going out UK nationwide July 25.

Manuela let us know that the film will also be screening at 80 schools across the UK on July 15, as part of the 'In to Film' government sponsored program. To then be followed with the US and Canada release on September 12, in all cities that have a major league soccer team - including NYC, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.

With the Brazil World Cup only coming to a close just days before, we think the timing couldn't be any better!

Believe Titles

We had great fun designing both the main and end title sequences, and as always a real pleasure playing alongside VFX supremo Alexis Haggar and his team at Lexhag on creating a look and feel in keeping with the 80's style in the film. Dean and I are especially pleased with the identity we created for the main title logo, having researched the genre and influences of the eighties. The final whistle came from the producers with...

"It is unanimous, we all love it! We believe it's a winner!!! Thank you so much!".

Man of the match though surely has to go to film editor Julian Rodd ('Absolutely Anything'), for a great 1, 2 into the back of the net! Set-up from a great pass from cinematographer Gary Shaw ('Moon').

'Believe' has been a great film to be involved with. Boasting a great cast, coached by Brian Cox (Sir Matt Busby), with new talent Jack Smith (Georgie Gallagher) scoring lots of goals.

Already receiving some great reviews, such as The Upcoming: (http://www.theupcoming.co.uk/2014/06/10/believe-movie-review/). We think you'll all going to enjoy this full 96 minutes, without penalties. A real match to all 'coming of age' films.

Here's the latest official trailer for you all to see:

http://youtu.be/64mzc1TaTvA

Genre: Children Runtime: 96 mins Country, Year: UK, 2014 Languages: English Screenplay: David Scheinmann Cinematography: Gary Shaw Edited by: Julian Rodd Producers: Manuela Noble, Ben Timlett, Mark Sandell, Aurelio Landolt, Hanspeter Jaberg Cast: Brian Cox, Jack Smith, Natascha McElhone, Toby Stephens, Phillip Jackson

The Two Faces of January Official Trailer

The Two Faces Of January Header As excitement and intrigue builds for tomorrow's release of The Two Faces of January. We follow on from our previous blog, with Studio Canal's official trailer to get you in the mood.

We hope you enjoy.

http://youtu.be/WDFsR7w0dT0

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The Two Faces of January Title Sequence

The Two Faces Of January Header Most of you by now will have seen the riveting trailer on TV or the great posters in the streets. The Two Faces of January, written and directed by screenwriter Hossein Amini (Drive screenplay) in his directorial debut, is out on release this Friday 16th May... and we couldn't be any more excited.

A thriller centred on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who try to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a police officer. The film is based on the 1964 novel by Patricia Highsmith, and is already being described as one of the most beautiful and enigmatic thrillers to be hitting the cinemas. Dean and I, along with the rest of the team at The Morrison Studio are delighted to have been able to design and produce the main and end titles for the film.

Work for us began some time ago after meeting with both Hoss and producer Robyn Slovo, who insisted we do the titles after attending a screening for HBO's Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, directed by Stephen Frears. Robyn liked our title sequence for the film so much, she requested the meeting to discuss what we could do for their new film.

The Two Faces of January Titles Mood Board

So we set out researching the genre in the time period of the film, along with book jackets from Patricia Highsmith's books as reference. It became apparent that typography and the way we set it was going to be the main focus for us. But we were keen to also see if there was a graphical way we could introduce the first few credits before the opening live action shots. So we started to explore various styles and colours to get the right look we were after.

The Two Faces of January Title Design

From our research at the beginning, it became clear that 'circles' was a good direction to start. With the gift of Working Titles' animated logo leading us into the first credits, it naturally felt right to evolve the style of the sequence from their logo. Combining the right colour palette with the right typeface suitable to the genre, we developed moon shape slithers to slowly rotate concentrically. Then we placed the titles in the negative spaces to create a design based on crime novel book jackets of the 1960's. The circles were also a good metaphor for the three key characters, who's romantic journey of deceit and deception would take them full circle to tragic circumstances.

The Two Faces of January Title Design

The creative process however, twisted and turned - a lot like the plot of the film. And as the film's editing changed, we needed to rethink the titles to something more simpler, yet still stylish. Which will be revealed when you see the film. We kept the colour palette and the typestyle, and we are very pleased with the way it all looks. As simple as it might be... we have a look which compliments the film very well.

We hope you enjoy, and we look forward to sharing our title sequence with you in the very near future.

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One Direction: This Is Us premieres 20th August

One Direction: This Is Us Movie With the UK premiere for this summer's hottest feast for One Direction fans only days away. Work for us to complete the main and end title sequences for 'This Is Us' was only finished but a few days ago!

Director Morgan Spurlock is now hot-footing around the globe for special screenings and interviews as part of the films promotion, as thousands of adoring fans eagerly prepare to start queuing up for the UK's premiere at London's Leicester Square on the 20th August. An event which is already looking like it's going to be the biggest thing, since the 1964 Beatles film 'A Hard Days Night' hit cinemas during the height of Beatlemania.

Dean and I spent quite a few of our own 'hard days nights' working with specialist 3D VFX teams at MPC (Moving Picture Company) both in New York and in London, building the complexed 3D animated titles which we designed to sit integrally within the opening scenes of the film. It was essential to work closely with Morgan to get the look and feel absolutely spot on, so that not only did the 3D pop for the audience - but so that the titles themselves lived naturally in the space to realize our vision and capture all that Morgan wanted for the film. We are really pleased with the results and sure the audience will get a real visual delight - especially with the main title kicking-off the start of the film - and the end roller which will keep bums seated to the very end.

One Direction: This Is Us Movie

The access-all-areas film in amazing 3D with never-seen-before footage of the boys, releases nationwide on the 30th August - shortly after its New York premiere on the 26th August.

We are excited to have been a part of the production and to have worked with such great people to make what we believe, is going to be a great 92 minutes for idolizing One Directions fans around the world. We very much look forward to also being able to share our titles sequence for the film here at Richard Morrison in the very near future, so keep coming back to see.

Big thanks to all those involved in working with us to create the titles. With special thanks to Post Production Supervisor Mark Harris. Our VFX Supervisor Alexis Haggar and Producer Dan Marbrook for all their support and knowledge. And finally to Morgan for believing in our concepts and being 100% behind us all the way.

If you can't wait for the film, here's a helpful link to keep you going in the meantime and the official trailer for you to see. Enjoy.

Official Website: http://www.1dthisisus-movie.com/site/

http://youtu.be/PS3EUi_9X5c

To see our previous One Direction: This Is Us blog visit: http://richardmorrison.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/one-direction-this-is-us/

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Zaytoun Title Sequence

Zaytoun Title Sequence Logo With Zaytoun now out on DVD release. We are really pleased to be able to share with you our title sequence for the film.

Zaytoun Title Frames

http://youtu.be/xoEAJRvLSq4

Zaytoun Title Frames

See here our previous blog and the official trailer for the film: http://richardmorrison.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/zaytoun-official-trailer/