Joel Silver / Warner Bros. Pictures

LOGO | TITLE SEQUENCE DESIGN | VFX

In 1972, eight Canadian parapsychologists orchestrated “The Philip Experiment,” a test to see if the human mind is capable of actualizing a ghost and communicating with it. The Apparition, released in 2012, is a horror film about three college students who fortuitously unleash a deadly supernatural spirit while conducting an exercise inspired by the real life “Philip Experiment.”

Prologue collaborated with longtime friend Joel Silver to produce the opening titles and end title sequence for the film.

For the opening, to transition smoothly into the opening flashback scene, we created a sequence of studio logos and a title treatment to evoke the technology of a 1970’s 16mm home movie.

The story centers around apparitions traveling through a city in southern California via power lines. Electricity is the conduit through which the spirits torture their subjects and mold is a symptom of a haunted location in the world of the film. For the end title sequence we embraced these ideas and combined imagery of ghost-like forms made of flames and smoke, light bulbs, power lines, time-lapse candles melting in reverse, mold enveloping footage of Victorian mediums, seances, Thomas Edison, Mary Todd Lincoln and other people rumored to have psychic ability.

MAIN ON END TITLES

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Studio Logos

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VFX Treatment

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