Category Description

Title sequence for a live event (e.g. conference, festival, summit)

Project Description

It takes a community to make and share a great story. SXSW’s festival celebrates that community and dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. That commitment really rang true when our friends at SXSW invited us to create the opening title sequence for the 2022 Film Festival. It’s our fourth year collaborating together. This time, we created an anthology or an exquisite corpse with several artists to explore different visual styles that speak to the diversity of films that play at SXSW. The Festival team loved our goal to showcase multiple genres of film, and 14 easter eggs, through style and scene variation.

This project took place over the course of roughly four months with a team of fifteen. Across all sections we used the entire Adobe Suite as well as Cinema4D and other softwares.


SXSW VP, Director of Film:
Janet Pierson

SXSW Project Lead:
Gabe Van Amburgh

Creative Direction:
Clara Lehmann & Jonathan Lacocque

Design Direction:
Ryan Butterworth

Jonathan Lacocque

Design & Animation by Section:

  1. Opening
    Design: Nuria Boj
    Animation: Mantas Gr
  2. Tunnel
    Nidia Dias
  3. Scissor Carnival
    Robert Kaniszewski
  4. Spaceship
    Design & Animation: Florian DKS
    Additional Design & Animation: Anthony Palermo
  5. Space:
    Ricardo Nilsson
  6. Shhhh
    Terence Ginja-Martinho
  7. The Rubble
    Ryan Butterworth
  8. Horse Head
    Ryan Butterworth
  9. Dance Party
    Klimpa // Max Moertl & Robert Loebel

Original Music:
Matt Stanfield

Sound Design & Mix
Jenna Coyle