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Danny Yount interview

designer: Danny Yount • studio: Prologue Films • 8 comments

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We met with title designer Danny Yount at the studios of Prologue Films in Venice Beach, California. Yount talked about his main titles for Iron Man, RocknRolla, his Emmy award-winning main title for Six Feet Under, and he explains the difference between designing for TV versus film. (6'20").

This interview is part of a series of five video interviews with title designers recorded in Los Angeles in 2009. See also our interviews with Jamie Caliri, Karin Fong, Garson Yu, and Kyle Cooper.

To embed or download this interview: vimeo.com/7842502

Danny Yount at Forget the Film, Watch the Titles:
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
The Reaping
The Invasion

Danny Yount at Art of the Title:
Iron Man
Six Feet Under

Year of production

2009

Title designer

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About Danny Yount

Danny Yount

As a self-taught designer, Danny Yount learned everything he knows the hard way. It was the work of Kyle Cooper that lead him in the direction of main title design.

"It wasn't until I heard about what Kyle Cooper was doing with Imaginary Forces that I was able to get a clear sense of what I wanted to do," Danny told Desktop in an interview, "From that point on I made it my goal to design main titles. To me it was like gravity – it seemed to be the most logical thing to do. I spent a year building a reel and refining my skills."

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Full credits

Director
Femke Wolting and Remco Vlaanderen
Editing
Paul de Heer
Graphics

Madelinde Hageman, Raoul Matheron
Created and published by
SubmarineChannel.com
Recorded at

Prologue, Los Angeles
Many thanks to

Danny Yount and Prologue Films

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Comments (8):

27 Nov 09 • by: Shannon Wilkerson
I am having a problem viewing the videos on this site. I have the newest version of Flash and firefox installed. Are there any others out there who have had this problem and can help me out?

28 Nov 09 • by: remco
I'm sorry you're having this problem Shannon. This is a known but rare Flash bug that occurs with some system configurations. There's nothing we can do about it now. Hopefully a new Flash version will come out soon that will fix the problem. Did you try other browsers?
This interview is available on Vimeo.

28 Nov 09 • by: Izzy
Thanks for the Vimeo link, I've had the same issue for more than a year here:(
(multiple configs, but Firefox seems to be the similar factor with both)

28 Nov 09 • by: Ash
Great interview with Danny Yount.
It sounds a basic prerequisite for creating tiles but he's right about the importance of really understanding the story and tone of the film before starting. Love Rock 'N' Rolla.

30 Nov 09 • by: supernam
I luv danny~!

2 Dec 09 • by: Grayhorn
So nice to watch and hear an artist having fun with his skill ... Danny's work has me hanging out for the 15 minutes at the end of the flick, watching the credits roll and waiting for surprise end titles.

3 Dec 09 • by: LA
Danny is the shit.

3 Dec 09 • by: LA
Danny is the shit. Effortlessly talented. Great, humble person. There is just no other way about it.