Animation

Behind the Scenes of the Catch Me if You Can Title Sequence

Jessica at Design Blog has a great post that goes Behind the Scenes of the Catch Me if You Can Title Sequence.

Here’s the title sequence:

Here’s the reference to an interview with the title sequence designers at Art of the Title: Catch Me if You Can.

Kuntzel + Deygas stylistically transpose the handmade design of Saul Bass using decidedly modern means. Accompanied by John Williams’ unexpectedly unctuous score, the duo’s title sequence for Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can is simply outta sight.

Agreed.

You may want to watch the title sequence at Art of the Title as it’s higher resolution.

The fact that it was done with rubber stamps is fantastic.

If memory serves it seems to me that the way the title sequence pans through scenes is reminiscent of the Pixar title sequence from Ratatouille which is reminiscent of various James Bond movie title sequences including Casino Royale.

All of this is reminiscent of video games which pan through scenes…

I guess everything IS a remix.

The History of English in Ten Minutes

This embedded player should play all ten 1 minute videos back to back. If not here’s the YouTube page that lists them singly: The History of English in Ten Minutes.

Where did the phrase ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ come from? And when did scientists finally get round to naming sexual body parts? Voiced by Clive Anderson, this entertaining romp through ‘The History of English’ squeezes 1600 years of history into 10 one-minute bites, uncovering the sources of English words and phrases from Shakespeare and the King James Bible to America and the Internet. Bursting with fascinating facts, the series looks at how English grew from a small tongue into a major global language before reflecting on the future of English in the 21st century.

Clive Anderson’s voice and the graphics remind me of Fractured Fairy Tales (part of the Rocky and Bullwinkle show). This is great stuff. Enjoy.

[via Devour]