Abattoir Main Title Sequence

A B A T T O I R
M A I N T I T L E
a film by Darren Lynn Bousman
Abattoir movie is a high-concept horror-thriller based on the Radical Publishing comic book miniseries directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, who created Saw II, Saw III and Saw IV.

DarkMatter was approached to create the titles for the beginning of the movie to help tell the story based on an investigative reporter that works to solve the mystery of a haunted house constructed from the rooms of the deceased.  
Main Title Sequence

Interview: Muldoon Chats ABATTOIR With Darren Lynn Bousman! 
In the opening credits, even within 30 seconds, you get a strong vibe of what you’re in for. Who created the concept of those titles, in regards to the symbols and textures utilized, the different transfer modes applied, even down to font selection? I’m just curious about how involved you were with those details, understanding the scenes you’re depicting underneath those text names looked incredible as well. 

The opening credits were figured out after the movie was shot, finished and edited. We watched the film and realized we needed a strong opening to really let the audience know the movie they were going to be watching. So we contacted someone by the name of Jose Ortiz, who worked for a company called Dark Matter, he’s a credit designer, and we set out with him, we showed him the movie, and we talked about what I wanted. He came in with a set of storyboards that depicted the film and what it was I am going for, he used footage that we shot in the opening death sequence.

The original idea of the movie opened with four or five deaths occurring simultaneously. And so he inter-cut those deaths in the newspaper articles and … set that kind of opening montage. And you know I think that it really tied the film together. I know it’s weird to say that about the credit sequence, but I think that opening title sequence really sets the mood and the somber tone of the movie. It immediately hooks the audience into the world which we are taking them into.
Main Title PreViz
THANK YOU.
Opening Title Sequence: DARKMATTER 
Created & Directed: Jose Ortiz 
Executive Producer: David Kleinman 
DP: Matthew Roe 
Art Director: Nadia Tzuo 
Animator: Akemi Abe 

Editor: Eseraele Teklemariam
Abattoir Main Title Sequence
193
2691
5
Published:

Abattoir Main Title Sequence

DarkMatter was approached to create the titles for the beginning of the movie to help tell the story based on an investigative reporter that work Read More
193
2691
5
Published: