Sydney-based production company Engine has produced the titles used to open TEDxSydney 2012 together with two pieces of unique content.
Creative director Simon Robson, creator of the titles and the short interstitial film, Monday Disappear, said the titles illustrated the possibility of live situations.
“We used dancers, body paint, projections, a split screen grid and a whole lot of fun,” he said. “They are about typography, high energy and momentum.”
Monday Disappear is a Brett Easton Ellis-inspired ambient short film that uses colour, form and movement to take the viewer to another land.
“TEDxSydney 2012 wanted a 'video sorbet' or 'visual palette cleanser' to show in between presentations,” Robson said. “The brief was open which, when you think like I do, means anything can happen. I recently read Lunar Park by Brett Easton Ellis and wanted to re-create his eerie sub plot about people going missing to strange lands. “
Robson also believes the music producers Antfood USA to be the coolest music creators on the planet.
“Antfood’s music is amazing,” he said. “So deep, with no highs and no lows. One tone - to match the film. Quite honestly we made an unapologetically ambient film that is a counterpoint to the visual noise one finds so much of in modern day productions.”
Also shown was a behind-the-scenes film created during the production of Engine's recent Mount Franklin Easy Crush Bottle 30 second TVC.