Made by Kyle Cooper:
Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
Kyle Cooper interview pt. 1/2 (2009)
Kyle Cooper interview pt. 2/2 (2010)
Photo © Marla Aufmuth mcaevents.com
About 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”.
Cooper founded two internationally recognized film design companies, Imaginary Forces and Prologue Films. Both companies are influential in their field. His body of work includes over 100 film title sequences. Among his most memorable ones are Se7en, Dawn of the Dead, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and Spider-Man 3.
Kyle Cooper was one of five title designer to present his work at the Flux/Forget the Film, Watch the Titles event in The Hammer Museum in L.A. 2009. And in 2011, Cooper presented at the Playgrounds Vs Submarine Channel event in Amsterdam. We shot another video interview with Cooper which will be published on this website Fall/Winter 2011.
Kyle Cooper video interviews
Forget the Film, Watch the Titles' Kyle Cooper interview Part 1 & Part 2 (2009)
Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Kyle Cooper (2010)
Kyle Cooper presents at the Mad MMX conference in Madrid (2010)
Too involved by the business-side of running a design company the size of Imaginary Forces, Cooper decided it was time to focus again on his creative work. He left Imaginary Forces, the company he co-founded, and founded Prologue in 2003.
Initially, Prologue focused on main title design, but now does motion, graphic, game and interactive design and VFX for film and TV and other media. Initially in Malibu, the company moved to brand-new offices in Venice Beach, L.A., in 2008.
Visit the website of Prologue Films
In 1996, RGA/LA - the West Coast division of RGA Digital Studios - changed its name to Imaginary Forces. The name was taken from Shakespeare's play Henry V: "And let us, ciphers to this great accompt, On your imaginary forces work."
"We have spent a long time building and refining a brilliant creative and production team ... Keeping this group together as our own company is truly exciting," commented Kyle Cooper, IF co-founder and creative director, about the name change (Variety, Dec. 2, 1996). Cooper left IF in 2003 to start his own venture, Prologue Films.
One of the strong points of Imaginary Forces is the company's conceptual design strategy. A strategy that has proved to work for any market or platform. Most projects start with the design team thoroughly researching the subject or product.
Visit the website of Imaginary Forces
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