Fox Movies

Horror

Credits

Produced at:
Nervo

Directed by:
Nando Costa

Visual effects:
Robert Hodgin
@ The Barbarian Group

Music:
Darrin Wiener

Info

Nervo was invited by Argentina's FOX network to create the identity of one of their new channels to be launched in South America and Japan. Entitled Fox Movies, the channel's content is comprised of Sci-fi and Horror related material.

The approach was based on the concept "The Other Side", which refers to stereotypes in science fiction material such as speculations of another dimension. Concrete blocks populating the various scenes of grassy fields behave as symbols for the so called "Other Side" and were loosely inspired by artist Donald Judd.

During the production of the Horror animations, processing artist Robert Hodgin was asked to collaborate and created a complex flock of birds entangled in strings. Robert utilized a single bird cycle to create an application that allowed the control and generation of animations of the flock in an intricate flight dance. After some compositing and styling these animations became the identity of the channel's horror segment.

The music and sound design were created by Darrin Wiener aka Plastiq Phantom. By playing, sampling and processing eerie sounds created from a violimba and various kalimbas, then further sending the signals through an array of analog gear such as reel to reel players, Moog synthesizers and pedals, Darrin created more than 20 different original tracks for the channel's identity.