A powerful title sequence can have a profound impact on a film or television series. Whether watching your favorite show at home or the latest movie in the cinema, a title sequence can serve as a bridge between the outside world and the imagined one, allowing the filmmaker to ease the audience into or out of the rhythm of their movie with remarkable skill and beauty.
Join SCADFILM for an illuminating discussion on the art of the title sequence with motion media designer and SCAD alumni Duarte Elvas, from the award-winning design house Sarofsky. Come explore the process behind some of the year’s most celebrated title sequences and discover what can make or break a successful title design.
General Admission: $10 per person
SCAD Cardholders: FREE
ABOUT DUARTE ELVAS
Duarte Elvas is a motion designer based in Chicago, IL who specializes in main title design.
Duarte's BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Film and Television along with his interest in many different disciplines steered him towards a career in motion graphics. In Portugal, he worked with advertising and entertainment clients through Iniziomedia and SP Televisão.
After 6 years of experience in the broadcast industry, Duarte was awarded a scholarship to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree in Motion Media Design at SCAD Atlanta.
Since his graduation from SCAD, Duarte has been a full-time motion designer at Sarofsky, in Chicago. His design work can be seen in nationwide advertising campaigns for 5 Gum, Michelob and Absolut, as well as main titles for FOX's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", TNT's "Animal Kingdom" or Marvel Blockbusters such as "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", "Guardians of the Galaxy", "Ant-man" and "Captain America: Civil War".
With Sarofsky, Duarte has given talks and workshops about main title design at several design conferences, namely OFFF Mexico, Chicago C4D and SCAD's Comotion and Inspire. Also, his work has been featured in numerous online and print publications, such as Art of the Title, Motionographer, Post Magazine, Communication Arts, Stash, Animation World Network, Wall Street Journal and many others.
Sarofsky specializes in design-driven production, working with a broad range of clients in the advertising, broadcast, network, film and entertainment industries across the United States and in Europe. Their artists use animation, visual effects, computer graphics and live action to collaborate with clients, from concept to delivery, producing work that is visceral, innovative and diverse. They produce high-end designs that take many forms, including commercials, television and film main title sequences and new media applications.
Sarofsky’s work has been featured in a variety of industry publications including Shoot; Stash; Boards Magazine; Motionographer; Forget the Film, Watch the Titles; Art of the Titles and ProMaxBDA. Their main title sequences have also been nominated in both the 2010 Type Directors Club Intro Awards and 2010, 2012 SXSW Film Design Awards.