IMAGINARY FORCES CREATES CLOSING TITLES FOR 'NIM'S ISLAND'
The animated titles were spearheaded by IF art director Sean Koriakin
and IF producer Kathy Kelehan, and capture the whimsical nature of
Nim’s imagination. A live-action beach scene quickly transitions to a
paper cut-out animated world where scenes move from one the next, each
revealing the island environment and its animal inhabitants. A whale
swallows a boat, a volcano erupts, a sea otter playfully swims below
the surface, an iguana catches a ride on the back of a giant turtle and
a seagull helps rescue a stranded boater.
The studio worked closely with directors Mark Levin and Jennifer
Flackett to incorporate complementary design elements and palettes from
the film into the end titles. The challenge was creating the different
CG characters and transitions within a short timeframe, and making them
appear as if constructed from paper.
The IF team used Autodesk Maya and Adobe After Effects as their main
design tools on the project. Autodesk Flame was used for compositing.