The Criminal: directed by Julian Simpson

The Criminal is a 1999 British thriller film directed by Julian Simpson. This was my first digital title sequence. The opening credits show the main title appearing partly out of smoke and volumetric light. The animation for the main title effect was created in after effects - output as a cgi sequence onto film via a film recorder. As the effect was against a black background a low contrast print was optically combined with the live action as were the other credits. The film also contained three digital visual effects. One was to remove an eye blink from a deceased character. One was a Camcorder ‘viewer’ and finally damage removal. Such is the less glamorous but very important use of technology in feature film post production.



 
Titles and Opticals: Cine Image Film Opticals.