PAUSEFEST 2018 Opening Titles

Toros Kose
Toros Kose
Toros Kose
Oheri Otobo
George Hedon
Jamie Sugiyama
2+ Team Members
A.J. 8 A.M. 8 F.A. 8.5 D.B. 6 G.R. 7 J.S. 7 M.P. 6 M.S. 6 P.K. 7 R.V. 6 Creative 7 A.J. 8.3 A.M. 8 F.A. 8.5 D.B. 7 G.R. 7 J.S. 6.8 M.P. 6 M.S. 7 P.K. 7 R.V. 5 Design 7.1 A.J. 7.5 A.M. 7.5 F.A. 9 D.B. 7.5 G.R. 6.5 J.S. 8 M.P. 5.5 M.S. 7 P.K. 6 R.V. 5 Craft 7 A.J. 7.9 A.M. 7.8 F.A. 8.7 D.B. 6.8 G.R. 6.8 J.S. 7.3 M.P. 5.8 M.S. 6.7 P.K. 6.7 R.V. 5.3 Total 7
Opening main titles for the Melbourne based conference Pausefest.
The Concept

This concept aimed to visualize this years theme: Journey = Destination. The idea that a journey and it's destination are the same, two parts of a whole, leading to a never ending cycle of discovery. A journey leads to a destination, that might lead to a new journey, and so on.

While this can be abstracted and intellectualized ad infinitum it can also take a more literal shape. A map.

Maps can serve as metaphors as well as the more obvious tool many times necessary to embark on and complete a journey.

This is why I decided to make this years opening titles about maps.

The Production

Originally the piece wasn't supposed to have a voice over, but after stumbling over the opening quote I decided to use the below excerpt from the T.S. Eliot poem Little Gidding.

While using this piece of poetry was the goal for a while we ended up using an original script by copywriter Jamie Sugiyama, however recording both scripts. Working with and directing a voice actor was also a new and exciting experience, sometimes having to give very specific feedback to get the tone and rhythm just right. Playing with references and testing different ideas became a very personal and really fun recording session.


"We shall not cease from exploration,
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time."

- T.S. Eliot

Toros Kose Titles
Kodomo Music
Oheri Otobo Voice
George Hedon Special Thanks
Jamie Sugiyama Writing
Ground Control Studio Voice Record & Sound Mix
Oleg Fedotov Special Thanks
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