*JUNE 2019*

BLADE RUNNER TITLE SEQUENCE

TYPE

Academic Project – RMIT University

AWARD[S]

AGDA Student Design Awards 2019 – Animation, Moving Image [Finalist]

DISCIPLINE

Animation

Illustration

Motion Design

MATERIALS/SOFTWARE

Adobe AfterEffects

Adobe Illustrator

BRIEF

To re-design the title sequence for Blade Runner [1982] which will hypothetically be used for the re-release of the film in cinemas and streaming services. The title sequence should be a contemporary re-imagining of the film's original titles using sophisticated and visually appealing graphics that reflect the tone and theme of the film.

INSIGHT

The title sequence is mainly inspired by the iconography Blade Runner has contributed to today’s pop culture. Considering that the movie would be a re-released version, I wanted to create a sequence that acknowledged and paid homage to the aesthetic styling’s of neo-noir film that Blade Runner pioneered.

 

The flow of the sequence starts off slow and subtle and then starts building up into a faster paced energy. I wanted to reflect the pace of the film and how it starts of slow and builds tension leading into the final fight scene.

The transitions in the sequence intentionally match the beat of the supporting soundtrack to create tension and to tie the 2 senses of sound and sight to create a harmonious flow throughout. The soundtrack is a remix of 3 existing tracks that I edited in Adobe Audition to better support the visuals I had in mind.

CREDITS

Music:

2049 by Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch ( Blade Runner 2049 OMPS)

Main Titles (From “Blade Runner”) by Vangelis

Blade Runner 2049 by Synthwave Goose

Lecturer – Jono Chong

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