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In 2010, creative director Michael Riley received his third Emmy nomination for Outstanding Main Title Design for his title sequence for HBO's feature Temple Grandin. We visited Riley at Shine in L.A., where he talks about the “golden handcuffs” of optical compositing in the 1990's. And Riley takes us through the design process of his main titles for Gattaca (1997), and recent movies The Back-Up Plan and Temple Grandin.

Creative director of Shine, Michael Riley has been designing main titles since 1991 - the era of optical compositing and analogue animation techniques. Before joining Shine as creative director, Riley worked with Kyle Cooper at R/GA, and he was partner and creative director at Imaginary Forces.

Main titles designed by Riley include movies such as Along Came A Spider, Kung Fu Panda, Band of Brothers, Standoff, Mad Money, and Taking Chance. And he designed or creative directed title sequences for popular TV series such as Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Ally McBeal, Criminal Minds, and Modern Family, to name but a few.

Second in a new series of 9 video interviews with title designers, from the brand-new "Watch the Titles" 2 DVD-set, which is out now: watchthetitles.com/articles/00194

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