Friday, 15 January 2016

Karin Fong - Director and Designer of Title Sequences

Karin Fong - Director and Designer (Research)

Brief of Karin Fong

Karin Fong both a Director and Designer, was born in 1971 in USA.
She has won a Primetime Emmy, and nominated 4 times for a Primetime Emmy and was also recently named one of the top 100 most creative in business by Fast Company magazines. She began her career with an art degree from Yale and then onto becoming an animator on the WGBH TV program ‘Where in the world is Camen Sandiego?’.

She is now the founder and member of the Imaginary Forces, which is a production and design company based in New York. Her work has been shown at famous events such as the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, The Wexner Center, Artists Space, and the Walker Art Centre. 

She has worked with many famous films and title sequences such as :- 

Boardwalk Empire

The Pink Panther 2
The Terminator Salvation

Daredevil (2003, Mark Steven Johnson) Title Sequence Analysis

Karin Fong only used CGI throughout her title sequence for Daredevil (2003).
She uses bright and bold 3D fonts on a dark background making sure it stands out. She also centers the text so the audience look directly at it. The title sequence mentions the main production companies first then the stars and that’s it. It doesn’t follow the normal tradition of title sequences such as the Production Company, then director, then film name and after all that comes the stars and casts.
Fong also add various sound effects which synchronize with the actual scenes and footage, such as the sudden volume increase when the Daredevil logo appears.
I think this title sequence was fairly bland as it was all CGI and could be made better if it had some shots of actual film scenes of Daredevil the character.

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