Face The Music (1975)

Concept and creative process

The opening titles for a classical music quiz, in which the design of the titles plays with the graphic possibilities of lines of musical notation. When coloured and orchestrated as shapes on the screen in sync with the title music, they take on the function of entertaining and amusing both aurally and visually. Filmed on a rostrum camera in 35mm from top-lit coloured artwork printed on clear acetate overlays, filmed simultaneously on separate levels and hand animated under the camera.