MAIN TITLE CONCEPT
Before the idea was solidified to do a fully practical effect for the main title reveal, we talked about the possibility of creating some macro shots of the "burn" reveal. I jumped into 3D to create a matching look to the footage that was shot. I used a mix of displacement maps, turbulence fd and x-particles.
In the story of Death Note, the character known as Ryuk is a supernatural demi-god that has an affinity for red apples. For the intro credits I wanted to explore this connection. Much like how the Death Note falls to Earth, an apple falls to the camera. It isn't clear what is in the background until the end when it comes into focus.
3D Design + Animation: Michael Daniels
Practical Effect Design + Editing: Ben O'Meara, Sebastian Hoppe
Creative Director: Suppasak Viboonlarp
Executive Producer: John Busenberg
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