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This past May, FEST FILM LAB organized a "Film Title Design" workshop with industry veterans Richard Morrison and Dean Wares. Together, they work at THE MORRISON STUDIO, where they produce title credits for films and television series such as RUN (HBO), PATRICK MELROSE (SHOWTIME), as well as having previously worked with renowned directors like Tim Burton (BATMAN) and Terry Gilliam (BRAZIL).
During the workshop, 10 participants from all over the globe — joining the online workshop from Montana, USA, all the way over to Malta, in Europe — were challenged to develop and conceptualize a visual idea for the title credits of a potential TV series: DEAD SKIN, about a man who wakes up in the body of his killer. Afterwards, Richard and Dean would select one of these ideas to be turned into an animated mock-up.
Filled with great inspiration, the participants got to work immediately. You can check how their ideas developed below.
These images are but a small snippet of all the work produced throughout the workshop. You can find all the participant's amazing concepts here.
The results are a great of example of the creative process, and how much diversity can spring forth from the same seed of an idea. In the end, Richard and Dean picked Katja Clos' concept to be turned into an animated mock-up for DEAD SKIN's pilot episode. You can find the end result below, and every animation on our vimeo channel.
Below you can find the participant's websites, reels and contact details; who knows, for future reference and collaborations.
Meanwhile, FEST Film Lab workshops are still being held online, with all kinds of industry professionals, from film editing to scriptwriting, all the way from sound composing to working with actors. You can find a list of our future workshops here.