The Fountain - Title Sequence

This project was created for my university course as the final major project of my 2nd year. I created this piece using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects. The concept of this title sequence for Darren Aronofsky's movie The Fountain is based on the motive of the tree of life and it's journey through time and space, on the idea of reincarnation (as the tree approaches the dying star, it blooms) and the circle of life. These are the main themes of the movie, therefore using them in a more symbolic way still gives hints about the narrative to the viewer, but also sets the right atmospehere. The nebulas were all created within the software by using fractal noise and particles. The roots of the tree (which in fact is a crown of another type of tree) were matte painted to the tree's crown. My work on this project includes concept development, matte painting, vfx, motion graphics and final edit.