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Chopin's Piano


End 2021 I created the opening titles for Musica Viva Australia's film production of Chopin's Piano after the book by Paul Kildea, with pianist Aura Go and actress Susan Prior under direction of Richard Pyros.
Originally planned as a national concert tour, it was completely reimagined into a filmed theatre production, due to ongoing travel restrictions.

I wanted to play with 'then-and-now'; to bring a famous old black&white photo to life by linking it to photographs from the production and playing with black&white vs. colour.
For the Acknowledgement of Country and general typography I chose to follow the style of the design of the original, published book.
In the 2022 Season Preview I introduced some motion to the stills of photographer Gary Heery, to let the season 'take flight'.

00:07 - Season Preview   |   00:50 - Acknowledgement of Country   |   01:22 - Opening Titles