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Kyle Cooper interview pt. 2/2

designer: Kyle Cooper • studio: Prologue Films • 2 comments

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In part two of our interview with Kyle Cooper, the acclaimed title designer, art director and filmmaker discusses "integrated typography" and three classic main titles that made a big impression on him: The Dead Zone by Wayne Fitzgerald, To Kill A Mockingbird by Stephen Frankfurt and Walk On The Wild Side by Saul Bass.

Watch Part 1 here
Kyle Cooper interview - Part 1

This interview was recorded at the Prologue studio in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, a few days after the Forget the Film, Watch the Titles event at the Hammer Museum (a collaboration with Flux Screening series).
Part of a series of five video interviews with title designers. See also our interviews with Jamie Caliri, Karin Fong, Garson Yu and Danny Yount.

To embed or download this interview: vimeo.com

Kyle Cooper has been credited as the man who single-handedly revitalized the main title sequence as an art form. His groundbreaking title sequence for Se7en (1995) changed the way we look and think about title design today and is arguably the most imitated main title ever made. The Se7en title sequence was hailed by New York Times Magazine as “One of the most important design innovations of the 1990s”.

Cooper founded two internationally recognized film design companies, Imaginary Forces and Prologue Films, both of which are based in Los Angeles and both are influential in their field. His body of work includes over 100 film title sequences. Among the most memorable ones are Se7en, Mimic, Dawn of the Dead, Donnie Darco and all three of the Spider-Man movies.

Kyle Cooper's main titles at Forget the Film, Watch the Titles:
Wimbledon
Godzilla: Final Wars
Se7en
at Art of the Title:
The Incredible Hulk
Donnie Brasco
Mimic
The Island of Dr. Moreau

Year of production

2010

Title designer

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About Kyle Cooper

Kyle Cooper

Main title designer Kyle Cooper has been credited as the man who single-handedly revitalized the main title sequence as an art form. His groundbreaking title sequence for Se7en (1995) changed the way we look and think about title design today and is arguably the most imitated main title ever made. The Se7en title sequence was hailed by New York Times Magazine as “One of the most important design innovations of the 1990s”.

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Full credits

Thanks to
Kyle Cooper and everyone at Prologue
Directors
Femke Wolting, Remco Vlaanderen
Editor
Paul de Heer, Dominique Kools
Ident

Raoul Matheron
Created and published by
SubmarineChannel.com
Recorded at

Prologue, Los Angeles, May 2009

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Comments (2):

29 Jul 10 • by: andy.
That was awesome!

There seemed to be some buffering issues though. Kept choking up every 15-20 seconds.

30 Jul 10 • by: Remco
Thanks Andy,
Glad you enjoyed the interview. We'll look into the buffering issue. What you could do is pause the video and wait till it's loaded. Not ideal. I know. Another option would be to watch it on Vimeo. You'll find the link in the text.