Oz the Great and Powerful
On our recent trip to the big city we had the chance to see the movie, Oz the Great and Powerful in 3D. If you have the opportunity to see this film – the beautiful 3D effects make it all worth the while! I enjoyed the rest of the film, as well, although I don’t know if would be a different experience in English (we saw it dubbed in Spanish) or if I was pleasantly surprised because I had no expectations going into the film.
I was especially impressed with the opening title sequence (see above), which was created by Yu + Co in the style of sequences from the 30s and paying homage to Theatre of Perspective, which they explain on their website were miniature paper theaters that created 3D perspective back in the days before fancy digital effects.
I’m a huge fan of title sequences and, as I written before, of the site: Art of the Title, which explores this artform. A recent post on Art of the Title showcases the opening title sequences of the SXSW film awards finalists. It’s definitely worth checking out.