Psychedelic sequences and chaotic wartime montages are just some of the visual effects work Prologue created for Julie Taymor’s beloved film.  Each designer relished the opportunity to blend live-action with CGI in an imaginative way to represent the disillusionment and confusion felt during this era.

Julie Taymor

END TITLE | MAIN TITLE | VFX

Prologue created the main and end title sequence, as well as five visual effects sequences for Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe. Set to the turbulent counter-culture movement of the 1960s, Prologue’s VFX shots reflect the tumultuous politics affecting people at the time, while also matching the creativity found in the music of The Beatles. Prologue shot second unit as well as utilizing the film’s live principal photography, but also created 2D and 3D animation and VFX shots to bring to life the imagery described in the songs. Strawberry fields become war torn fields of Vietnam, Mr. Kite’s circus comes to life, and Vietnam student protests visualizing the spirit of the song “Helter Skelter.” In the end credits, the cast swims in an acid culture inspired psychedelic miasma.

 

Helter Skelter / Main Title

2D MOTION GRAPHICS | 3D VFX | EDITORIAL | ILLUSTRATION | LIVE ACTION | TYPOGRAPHY

End Title Sequence

2D MOTION GRAPHICS | 3D VFX | EDITORIAL | ILLUSTRATION | LIVE ACTION | TYPOGRAPHY

Visual Effects Sequence

2D MOTION GRAPHICS | 3D VFX | EDITORIAL | ILLUSTRATION | LIVE ACTION | TYPOGRAPHY