2013 Selection in the 2nd Annual Tri-Co Film Festival (juried by Shari Frilot, a senior curator of the Sundance Film Festival)
"Twin Peaks + Saul Bass" (Spring 2013)
This is a redesigned opening title sequence for Mark Frost and David Lynch's cult classic Twin Peaks (1990-1991) inspired by the graphic design of Saul Bass and set to the electropop music of David Lynch.
The objective of this piece was to create a 30-second motion graphic title sequence that alters or reinterprets the experience and meaning of watching this television show. The original opening titles is so well known for its small town nostalgia and tranquility that I wanted to go in the complete opposite direction to the town’s darker side. In this sequence, I attempt to translate elements of David Lynch's dreamlike world through the show's mysterious motifs (cherry pie, owls, the moon, the woods, etc.) that both unsettle and mystify the viewer as they prepare to watch the show. The delicious slice of cherry pie before our eyes is no longer wholesome; a rotten cherry resembling a skull tells us that dark secrets permeate this idealized suburban town.
"I have no idea where this will lead us. But I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange." - Dale Cooper
1920x1080; 24fps; HD; AAC audio
Animated and Directed by Rhianna Shaheen
This is a completed work.
Music: "I Know" (Jon Hopkins Remix) - David Lynch
Adobe After Effects CS6
Adobe Photoshop CS6