Coat of Arms was hired by MTP (Michael Thelin Productions) to edit and design the the opening title sequence for SXSW nominee Run + Return, a short documentary exploring musician Matisyahu’s creative philosophy.  Directed by Michael Thelin and Jose Luis Rios, Coat of Arms designed the documentary’s opening sequence and edited the live concert DVD.

Titles were tracked to movement for proper placement.

Titles were tracked to movement for proper placement.

Tilt-shift effect to adjust focus on titles.

Tilt-shift effect to adjust focus on titles.

Coat of Arms manipulated the focus in post to create the tilt-shift effect seen in these titles. Notice the focus as it adjusts on the titles in each shot thus drawing the eye to the credits.

Matisyahu’s film, “Run and Return,” has been accepted into the 2011 SXSW Film Conference and Festival! “Run and Return” focuses on life on the road, music philosophy, and collaboration between Matisyahu and Dub Trio. The camera captures scenes from back stage, preparing for the shows inside the tour bus, sound checks, ‘Live at Stubb’s performances, and interviews with the musicians. Enjoy the trailer here.