Jon M. Chu / Paramount Pictures
Prologue’s mission was clear for the opening title sequence of G.I. Joe Retaliation. We needed to introduce a large cast of characters in a very short amount of time while succinctly identifying the role each plays within the military hierarchies in the story.
Our approach was to design stylized military dossier slides for each character, and to locate the slides in their respective coordinates throughout the world. Using a combination of 3D animation, custom motion graphics, and still photos, comprising hundreds of individual layers, we presented the main title logo and all the principal characters with accompanying text details in less than a minute of screen time.