Dakota Fanning

Now Is Good Title Sequence

Now Is Good Brighton Pier Ol Parker's long awaited film 'Now Is Good' from Warner Bros., is now out on nationwide UK cinema release this week.

Starring Dakota Fanning the film is based on a teen novel by Jeremy Downham, about a young girl diagnosed with Leukaemia working her way through a bucket list of must-dos, including losing her virginity and taking drugs.

Filmed in Dean's hometown of Brighton, he had fun illustrating for our title sequence the familiar streets where he grew up. Below is the full sequence for you all to see and enjoy:


Now Is Good Official Trailer

This weekend saw the release of the official trailer for Now Is Good. Ol Parker announced its release via Twitter on Saturday and you can now see it on Yahoo Movies. 'Pop-in' and see for yourself. We will also soon be releasing the main title sequence for all to see. Keep coming back for this announcement.

Keep watching after the Now Is Good trailer, as Yahoo is now featuring the offical trailer of Tim Burton's Frankenweenie immediately after.

Now Is Good Trailer

Now Is Good to go

Having an idea is one thing, but having a great team pull together and understand my vision is essential in delivering great work. We have just finished and delivered the final main title sequence for Ol Parker's 'Now Is Good', and I want to take this opportunity to thank my team for a job well done. They are: Executive Producer Dominic Buttimore and Producer Mark Farrington at Th1ng in Soho, where the sequence was produced.

Senior Designer Dean Wares, who as always, was involved in the initial design concepts with me and created all the hand-drawn type for the titles as well as the original line illustrations seen in the sequence.

Rotoscoping Artist Chris Walker, who's job was to extract Ms. Fanning from every frame (no pretty green screen footage for us!). A time consuming feat indeed but Chris pushed on relentlessly and as a result we were able to treat Ms. Fanning's performance with a nice, illustrated animated sequence.

VFX Director Sean Martin, who was responsible for bringing to life the original idea and building the sequence. By tracking the original footage in a 3D tracking package, Sean was able to find where the camera was in the live scene so he could then create an After Effects camera to move in the same way. He then was able to bring together the layered illustrations onto a 3D stage to replicate the original footage in our illustrated style.

Here is some other information for you:

UK Release date: Friday 25th May 2012 Directed by: Ol Parker Written by: Jenny Downham, Ol Parker Produced by: Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin Starring: Dakota Fanning, Kaya Scodelario, Olivia Williams, Paddy Considine, Jeremy Irvine, Patrick Baladi Genre: Drama Language: English Movie Synopsis: A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she’d like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.

We look forward to sharing the entire sequence with you when the film is released in May.

Click here to view a sneak Rotoscope preview of the first few frames.

Now is Good Main Title

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Following on from my previous post 'Bold Strokes'. Our title sequence for Ol Parker Now is Good is drawing into shape. We are re-constructing the opening frames from a series of layered drawings, to build the selected streets of Brighton where the film was shot. This is to create the correct style and movement we need to follow Dakota Fanning as she moves through the opening scenes. The architecture is then re-laid out in the 3D space ready for colouring and animation in place of the original backgrounds.

I'll get back to you with more development as it progresses.

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Bold strokes

On every piece of work where possible, whether it's film titles or branding, Dean and I like to research, adapt and draw our own typefaces. The reason is it's fun. It also makes for an individually designed font that is unique to the subject. Now is Good is no exception. Dean has gone to town on this, by creating a bold stroke logo and a complete alphabet using a good old pot of emulsion and his worn out tin of Caran D'ache!

This natural brush stroke works well over our title sequence, which we will reveal and illustrate to you later.

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