Carrey's Walter Sparrow
character becomes fixated with a book that appears to be based on his life, but
ends with a murder that has yet to happen in reality.
IF art director Michelle Dougherty led the design effort for
the titles, which, over and over, show the number's connection with world evil. The sequence uses erratic typewriter movements, seeping
blood and ink blotches to illustrate the twisted connection.
Michelle Dougherty and the IF artists worked closely with Schumacher
and executive producer Eli Rouchburg to finesse the aesthetic and graphical
representations in the main titles.
"We wanted to communicate the torment of Jim Carrey's
character," explains Dougherty. "The titles are designed to be
unsettling. The raw graphics and typography, along with the orchestrated moves
in the edit, capture the suspenseful tone underlying the entire film."
The IF team included designer Rob Bolick; designer/animator
Juan Monasterio; animators Sean Koriakin, Magnus Hierta and Andrew Hoevler; editor
Danielle White; and Flame artist Rod Basham.
The project was executed using Adobe Photoshop CS,
Illustrator CS and After Effects 6.5, along with Discreet Inferno 9.5.1
and Avid Media Composer 11.8.