Flux Screening Series, LA May 20, 2009
Flux and the Hammer Museum present the quarterly Flux Screening Series featuring innovative short films, music videos, features, filmmaker retrospectives and the most interesting visual work from around the globe.

For the May event Flux presented a special evening dedicated to the art of film title design. For this unique event, Flux in collaboration with SubmarineChannel’s Forget The Films, Watch The Titles! brought together for the first time five talented artists whose work has pushed the envelope of title sequence design. Together they represent the best of contemporary title designers working today. They are: Jamie Caliri of Duck, Danny Yount of Prologue, Karin Fong of Imaginary Forces, Garson Yu of yU+co, and Kyle Cooper of Prologue.

Title sequences can be engaging or wildly entertaining, funny, exhilarating, or simply drop dead beautiful. They can be oozing with visual poetry and sophisticated imagery while others hit you hard with their bold and audacious stylistic gestures. And let's face it, everybody loves a good title sequence. The very best title sequences not only succeed in putting the audience in the right mood for the movie, they transcend their proper function and venture off into the realm of something far deeper and far greater. They are the signifiers of contemporary pop culture and an art form in their own right. Just look at the impact of, for example, Kyle Cooper's title sequence for Se7en that has left an indelible mark, not just on film and motion design, but on contemporary visual culture as a whole. And you know what they say about first impressions...
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