ZAI ORTIZ
DIRECTOR . CREATIVE . FUTURIST
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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 4 "Main Title"

 

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 4

MAIN TITLE

Director Brad Bird wanted to close Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol with a sequence that would pay homage to the TV series’ original sequence while also utilized the full potential of main title art. To make this a reality, live action elements were chosen to expand on the film’s action and to call back to the effects and style of the opening sequence. The challenge of this sequence was to integrate the lit fuse into every scene and use that fuse to connect the titles to the film. Brad Bird himself came up with the idea of scripting Cruise’s final transitional line— “Light the fuse.”

Creative Studio:  Prologue Films
Director of 3D:  Zai Ortiz
Creative Director:  Kyle Cooper, Ahmet Ahmet
VFX:  Adam Swaab, Andrew Honacker, Jason Kim
3D Modeler:  Toshihiro Sakamaki
Texture Artist:  Kim Vongbunyong
CG Artist:  Craig Christian, Billy Koak, Heebok Lee
Compositor:  Bill Gilman