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.