Star Turn (1979)

Concept and creative process

Opening titles for an acting gameshow for children, chaired by Graeme Garden, where two teams of famous personalities do battle in a series of acting games. The title sequence was made using back-lit artwork of stars, superimposed over each other and filmed with coloured gels and camera filters to diffuse the shapes. A short rotation animation of a single star leads into the final programme logo animation, which was filmed in two passes of the camera - the first to film the background and the second to burn in the lights and their reflections, using a matte to uncover the back-lit letters in sequence.

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