Champion. We are knocked out to be able to announce, that Dean and I have been given a unanimous decision to start working on the title sequence for Stephen Frears's new film 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight'. Following a screening at Wired in the old Channel 4 building in Soho yesterday, to which I attended with Editor Mick Audsley and Stephen to discuss. The bell has dinged for us to come out fighting straight away.
Starring Benjamin Walker, Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella and Danny Glover. 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight' follows the politics and hubris surrounding the war and the revenge exacted on America's greatest sportsman of the 20th century for his decision.
We look forward to being able to share our progress with you as we proceed.
Just having my morning cup of coffee and realised that it's been well over a year since I started with Mick Audsley and Stephen Frears on their latest film 'Lay The Favorite'. How the time has flown and I am really pleased to see the film is being officially released in cinemas this Friday.
Chatting over a beer with Mick at Sprocket Rocket last week. Mick let me know that Stephen is keen for us all to collaborate again and to start thinking about the look and titles for his new film 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight' for HBO. We will be able to announce more about this later.
In the meantime, for all those wanting a punt this weekend. Here's the official worldwide trailer of 'Lay The Favorite' to give you the edge.
De Lane Lea opens its bar tomorrow to Sprocket Rocket, for the first of their monthly gatherings for film professionals. Along with Mick Audsley and the other founding members, Pani Ahmadi-Moore, Aggela Despotidou, Dan Roberts, Matt Gauci and Evren Arkali. I'll be attending tomorrow at Dean Street, Soho for the first of many.
If you would like to attend our next meet, please contact me by clicking here for an invitation.
Tamara Drew starring Gemma Arterton was perhaps one of the most anticipated films in the summer. The film was well received in the UK with a lot of good publicity and I had a pleasure to design its title sequence. The project is a good example of a title sequence that has completely evolved during the creative process. Typeface became the ultimate hero of the sequence.
Here are the final frames for the film:
Watch the title sequence (note: no sound):
I had the chance to explain the creative methodology behind this project to fellow creatives and students at the Typographical Circle event.
(Note: my voice is distorted due to low sound quality of the recording)
Working on Tamara Drewe reunited me once again with film director Stephen Frears and film editor Mick Audsley. I previously worked with them on High Fidelity starring John Cusack and created this title sequence. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHVmvmGEM_A&fs=1&hl=en_GB]