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H Vardia – Short Film – Opening Credits

  • Client: Giannis Tzouvelekis
  • Filled Under: Opening title sequence design

We had the pleasure of designing and shooting this opening sequence for up-coming Greek short film of Giannis Tzouvelekis. It incorporates a lot of macro or out of focus footage from the nightlife of Athens, silent streets, sodium vapor lights, etc. The type was designed, printed then laid on mirrors to give it a double impression and finally shot in 4K and composited on the final video.

From the beginning we had decided on using different optical effects like prisms, mirrors and other in-lens effects to not give away to much of the city but also to 

accordingly "dirty-up" the image a bit.

The titles were printed up and dirtied up (scratched, flashed, erased in parts, etc.) then shot again in 4K and composited to the final video.

  • Filmed on Canon 5D Mark II and Vintage set of lenses.
  • In-Camera F/X: Vaseline, broken glass in lens, mirrors, prisms, etc.

Nick filming with the enormous macro lens.

Printed titles were shot again in 4K on mirrors.