★ X-Men: First Class Title Sequence ★

Description from my vimeo page:

Inspired by classic Sixties movie titles and prompted by John Struan of Super Punch fame, I've built a 1960s style title sequence for the upcoming X-Men: First Class film.

Set during the midst of the Cuba Missile Crisis, X-Men: First Class tells the story of the first team coming together, before they would become the heroes and villains we know from the original X-Men Trilogy.

This sequence was designed to give a very brief primer on the time period, the setting, as well as show the relationships of the characters in this film, as they are very different from the previous movies and audiences shouldn't be confused as to why Professor X and Magneto, enemies in the original trilogy, are the best of friend in this prequel.

Super Punch held a contest redesigning the posters for the film, which played it safe by sticking very close to the correlation to the original trilogy, and winding up rather mundane compared to the slick trailer rife with espionage, red fear, and 60s hair. Several people were quick to make posters in the Mod, Saul Bass, and James Bond style that I had in mind, so it was decided that I'd make a title sequence instead.

And yes, that music is a very melancholic rendition of the 90s cartoon theme song.

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  1. Just saw it. Wow. Awesome. love it.

  2. I have to ask - where did the music come from? Is it a filter on the cartoon theme or did someone actually re-record it? Its so haunting I hope they use it for the end credits at least.

    Thanks for making me care more about this movie than the actual producers of the film.

  3. I need to ask the same thing, the music.. the music KILLS! Please dear god where did you come up with the idea? Awesome.

  4. I love the vintage touch, the animation and ideas are great. The missiles / X final transition: nice !

  5. The music is a mix of my friends and I futzing around with some instruments, some stuff off of youtube, and heavy editing in Sound Booth.

    You can find the link for the .mp3 in the comments of the Vimeo page.

    I'm happy you guys enjoyed it

  6. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant work. I love every aspect of what you did in this. And would love it if the producers used it. The music is amazing too. Thanks for sharing. You are awesomely talented!

  7. This is really fantastic. I could only hope that the version in the movie could be as good. The music is remarkable. The music really helps immerses you in the video. You really capture the feel of the time period. Really great work.

  8. I think it sucks

  9. Awesome work mate, loved it! I got to ask though, how did you make this wonderful sequence? Any program in particular?