Designer and director, Danny Yount had "35 jobs before I knew what I wanted to do, which was design." He didn't go to school and taught himself photography and design. Since setting off on his chosen path he has created some of the most inspiring and lauded title sequences in television and film, his portfolio is an impressive roll-call including Six Feet Under.
In this charming and engaging talk at Semi-Permanent he unveils his creative process, taking us step by step through his inspiration, pitches, frames and storyboards to the final outcome.
A self-taught designer, Danny Yount has exercised his natural talents to become one of today's top main title designers for film and television, as well as a photographer and commercial director.
He won an Emmy for his concept, design and direction of HBO's Six Feet Under, which has been termed "television's most gorgeous opening sequence". He has also won many notable industry awards for his work, including a TDC, BDA Gold, D&AD Silver and 3 Gold AIGA awards. His most recent sequences for feature film Iron Man were profiled in Creativity Magazine's top 5. He is also a photographer and commercial director for D&AD. He was recently elected into the Alliance Graphique Internationale.
Designer and director Danny Yount discusses the creative process of designing the title sequence for the HBO original series "Six Feet Under." From the first images to the final storyboard animatic, Yount focused on creating a surreal experience that spoke to the show's morbid themes.
Electronic system for transmitting still or moving images and sound to receivers that project a view of the images on a picture tube or screen and recreate the sound. Early versions (190020) of the cathode-ray (picture) tube, methods of amplifying an electronic signal, and theoretical formulation of the electronic scanning principle later became the basis of modern TV. RCA demonstrated the first all-electronic TV in 1932. Cable TV systems (introduced in the late 1940s), colour TV (in the 1950s), and recording or playback machines (in the 1980s; seeVCR) followed. Digital high-definition (HDTV) systems (1990s) provide sharper, clearer pictures and sound with little interference or other imperfections and have the potential to merge TV functions with those of computers.