OFFSET Titles - London

Designed by Aran Quinn at OFFSET Events and Ways & Means

animator, compositor: Damien Bastelica

music company: ECHOLAB

composer, sound design: Gavin Little

sound design: Joe McHugh

composer: Steve Lynch

photography: Michael Girandola

Categories: Moving Image

Industry: Cultural

Tags: Typography

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I was luckily enough to have Bren and Lisa at OFFSET contact me to create and direct the opening titles to their amazing festival, OFFSET. The brief was very open ended—under 3 mins, no voice-over.

My concept:

Six International characters from across the globe are en route to OFFSET’s first international design conference held in London. They're traveling on their very own custom made motorbikes, each carrying an individual letter to help spell out 'OFFSET'. While driving on the road, they each leave a messy trail that help spell out the 18 guest speakers' names.

All the characters are made out of clay and hand painted 4 times or more to create the boiling/flickering effect which was inspired by a technique I saw Conor Finnegan do. All the background props and guest names are digitally cell animated.

Here's a making of video to see behind the scenes on how it was made:

Equipment: Clay, wire (for the skeleton structure of the characters), acrylic paint, a Cannon 5D camera, and a mini light-box studio.

Programs: Dragonframe (for stop motion), Adobe Photoshop and After Effects.

Note: co-animated by Damien Bastelica