March 5, 2009

Popping up on TV

One of my students at Pratt Institute alerted me to the cool opening sequence of the new series called “the United States of Tara” on Showtime. Now we all know that it was digitally created, but the designers where pretty faithful to the physics of paper engineering. It has a nice flow to it and the art works very well with the media. The whole segment is a class act and has me intrigued about this show. Plus it was created by Diablo Cody (of “Juno” fame) and stars the very capable Toni Colette as a woman coping with her dissociative identity disorder and dysfunctional family. Throw in the ever-lovable John Corbett and this one could be a winner.



- Kyle

2 comments:

John said...

It actually wasn't digitally created; instead it was stop-motion, using real paper engineering, as discussed here:

http://blog.dragonstopmotion.com/2009/01/united-states-of-tara-title-sequence.html

cpeep said...

They claim they used as many real pop ups as they could!

Interesting article here:

http://www.joeytomatoes.com/2009/Feb_23/DUCK_Opening_Title_Sequence_United_States_of_Tara.htm

Carol
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