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23 MAY 2015

Improvisational style of Birdman's percussion-centred soundtrack

"The soundtrack to the 2014 Alejandro González Iñárritu-directed black comedy Birdman features an innovative, percussion-based score from Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez. Also included on the soundtrack are various classical pieces used in the film including compositions by Gustav Mahler, Maurice Ravel, and Sergei Rachmaninov. While Sanchez is primarily known as a jazz musician, he took a more free-form, avant-garde approach for Birdman. Rather than composing pieces for the film, at Iñárritu's request, Sanchez improvised to a rough cut of the film and then re-recorded his improvisations yet again once the film was completed. Hoping to match the gritty, live aesthetic of the film, Sanchez altered his traditional percussion set-up, employing instead the use of different drum heads modified at times with tape to deaden the sound and even attached items to his cymbals to achieve a less pristine, more broken quality. Iñárritu even went so far as to have percussionist (and Sanchez' friend) Nate Smith appear in the film playing along to Sanchez' soundtrack, which was recorded to sound like it was being played in the actual scene. The result is a highly creative, sonically varied soundtrack that matches the quirky, conceptual nature and dramatic tension of Iñárritu's film."

(Matt Collar, allmusic.com)

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2014 • Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu • Amy Ryan • Andrea Riseborough • Antonio Sanchez • Batman (1989) • Birdman (2014) • black comedy • BLT Communications • broken quality • cymbalsdramatic tension • Edward Norton • Emma Stone • faded glory • formalist design aesthetics • free-form approach • Gustav Mahler • improvisational musical style • jazz drummer • live aesthetic • Maurice Ravel • Michael Keaton • motion typeNaomi Watts • opening credits • opening titlespercussionPierrot le Fou (1965) • Raymond Carver • score • Sergei Rachmaninov • single shot style • soundtracktitle sequence designtypography • Zach Galifianakis

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Simon Perkins
03 MARCH 2014

Motion + Design Centre: an animated history of motion graphics

"Motion Plus Design est un projet qui a pour but de créer un centre d'exposition dédié au Motion Design à Paris. Ce projet vise dans un premier temps à définir le motion design au grand public, le but final étant de réussir à créer un centre physique dédié au motion design à Paris."

(Mattias Peresini, 18 Juin 2012, Mattrunks)

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Simon Perkins
18 JANUARY 2014

The strobing title animation of Enter the Void

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2009clubbingcounterculturecredit sequence • Cyril Roy • drug dealer • drug takingdrug userEnter the Void (2009)fantasy filmfilm title designfirst-person point of view • Gaspar Noe • love hotel • Nathaniel Brown • neon club scene • neon-litnightclubopening title sequenceopening titlesorientalism • out-of-body experience • Paz de la Huerta • pharmaceutical aesthetics • psychedelic • psychedelic melodrama • stripper • strobingsubculture • technophilia • title sequencetitlesTokyotypographic animationvisceral journey

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Simon Perkins
16 MAY 2013

Pablo Ferro: graphic designer and film titles designer

"for over 40 years, Pablo has been putting his stamp on the moving image through works such as the opening of Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove and the revolutionary split–screen montage of 1963's The Thomas Crown Affair. He has also created the opening titles for Hal Ashby's Being There (1979) and Gus Van Sant's To Die For (1995)."

(Art of the Title)

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1963 • Academy Pictures • animation • Being There (1979) • cinemacredit sequenceCubanDr Strangelove (1964) • Elektra Studios • film • film titles designer • graphic designer • Gus Van Sant • Hal Ashby • motion designopening titles • Pablo Ferro • Pablo Ferro Films • Preston Blairsequence designsplit-screenStanley KubrickThomas Crown Affair (1968)title sequence • To Die For (1995) • visual communication

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Simon Perkins
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