ANNIHILATION

A main title I made for the film Annihilation, starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigha, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac.  This film has become one of my favorites from the last few years.

A main title I made for the film Annihilation, starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigha, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac.  This film has become one of my favorites from the last few years.

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PROCESS - CONCEPT & TREATMENT

This design analysis and treatment is intended for the film Annihilation, which was released in February of 2018. The film is a high rated science fiction psychological horror written and directed by Alex Garland, based off the novel by Jeff VanderMeer. It is a cinematic, complex piece of art. It is a reflection of the horrors of change within the earth itself and human DNA, physically and emotionally. I highly recomment this film to anyone who enjoys a story that leaves you thinking for weeks after viewing. 

Each decision throughout the process was in respect to the film itself. The main focus was the typography, and the elements and motion were decides afterwards. This was intentional - I wanted to have the typography be able to sit on a simple backdrop and evoke something within itself, rather than rely on the surrounding graphics to support the concept.

My professor at the time, Kelly Carlton, led this independent study as a focus on typography and title design from a production perspective. We spent the first half of this process designing the type itself, and the second half designing the styleframes and motion. Many iterations, many ideas. 

 

The following includes my process - typographic treatments, styleframes, and the final result. 

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ALEXANDRA RAE MUNRO © 2020

 



ALEXANDRA RAE MUNRO © 2020