Like many fans, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of Man Of Steel since it was announced a few years ago. Taking inspiration from diehard fans who created unofficial title sequences for films such as Adventures of Tintin and X-Men: First Class, we wanted to see how far we could go with this same idea. The result is a passion project – the culmination of many long nights and weekends over the past three months.
The story we developed is a take on our favorite superhero, Superman. We created a narrative of news anchors and eyewitnesses highlighting major events throughout Clark Kent’s life. It was important to have Clark’s story told by the world and show how he has impacted the lives of others.
Nothing in the video has been pulled from a video game or other movie footage. We created all the 2D/3D animations, compositing, articles, voiceover recordings, and more.
Here’s a few shots to showcase our process from concept to final rendering:
Downtown Metropolis was conceptualized and modeled in 3D.
The Mid-Air Rescue Shot
Shot in Los Angeles, CA. Smoke effects and fire were composited onto the building as Superman flys by to save a 3D model of a falling office worker.
Superman Chest Shot
In this shot, we wanted to bring out the details in Superman’s suit.
Superman Logo Animation
The iconic symbol was re-created and animated with moving elements.
Directed by WILL & TALE
Creative Director: Paul K. Lee
Executive Producer: Andrew Kim
Writers: Patrick S. Lee, San Charoenchai
Art Director: San Charoenchai
2D/3D Animators: Paul K. Lee, San Charoenchai, Hannah Mok, Jennifer Van Horn, Rachel Arnold
Producers: Patrick S. Lee, Chris Shon
Director of Photography: Ross Ching
Production Assistant: Dan Casey
Composer: Ryan Taubert
Soundtrack Title: “We Need a Hero”
Sound Design and Mixing: Chris Shon
Voiceovers: Lauren Eilola, Kenneth Poarch, Kelsey Britt, Jason A. Locke, Troy Robson
Amanda H. Mei, Danny Reed, Kory Stevens,
Bryan Bai, Nathan Paine, Mike Oh
DISCLAIMER: This unofficial title sequence is a passion project and is not for sale or resale. It is in no way endorsed by Warner Brothers or DC Comics, nor is it intended to undermine or compete with any existing or forthcoming material. WILL & TALE makes no claim to any of the characters, locations, storyline, props, costume designs, logos, names or situations that are trademarked, copyrighted or otherwise protected by the federal, state, international or other intellectual property law. No copyright infringement is intended or implied. This film is produced solely for the entertainment purposes for all Superman fans.