I pitched the concept for these main-on-end titles as series of composed arrangements of family photos, punctuated with magical whirlwind animations that disrupt and reconfigure these arrangements. This adds energy and visual interest, but it also echoes the story of the film, as Kyle (Owen Wilson) and Peter Reynolds (Ed Helms) search for their father and repeatedly have to re-evaluate their family history.
I had the opportunity to art direct the project, working with the director Lawrence Sher on everything from layout to textures. I also developed the dynamics simulations and whirlwind animations for the CG photographs, as well as the shading and rendering.
client: Alcon Entertainment
director: Lawrence Sher
creative director: Garson Yu