This is a modern redesign of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds."
I was very interested in one's evil perception of the birds. My goal was to set the mood for the classic film and aim for a horror/creepy vibe. I employed bold colors (red, black, and tan) with integrated grunge textures to imply dirtiness. Anticipation was another main feeling I wanted to illustrate. This was achieved by slow motion shots overlaid with quick movements. Ultimately this will keep the audience’s attention while symbolizing a bird’s natural, quick and unpredictable movements.
Conceptually, I really wanted to convey that the birds organized themselves in a purely sinister way. I thought about how I could do this, and ultimately decided it would be interesting to show images or footage of a bird, but made up of many smaller birds. I wanted to convey the birds in a "larger than life" sense. Overlaying aerial footage inside the birds also presented another interesting visual concept – that they see all and know all.
Now in its sixth year, FITC Tokyo 2015 consists of presentations from some of the most interesting and engaging digital creators from all around the world. To commemorate FITC Tokyo’s inaugural title sequence we sought to encapsulate the city itself—distilled to graphic form. Aiming to contrast the harmonies of traditional Japanese culture against the backdrop and sensory overload of present-day Tokyo, we meticulously crafted elegant typographic forms to collide with abrasive, overstimulating glitch—giving way to a progressive journey where moments of extreme chaos fold into temporary tranquility.
Director: Ash Thorp
Producer: Andrew Hawryluk
Art Director: Michael Rigley
Type Designer: Nicolas Girard
Designers: Ash Thorp, Michael Rigley, Nicolas Girard
Type Animators: Nicolas Girard, Alasdair Willson
Animators: Michael Rigley, Chris Bjerre, Andrew Hawryluk
Computational Artist: Albert Omoss
Process Reel Editor: Franck Deron