Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant title sequence. "Inspired by German Expressionism, woodcut graphics and shadow puppetry, this animated title sequence takes us on a journey that begins underground in a coffin and then follows the two boys as they wind their way through a surreal world of forests and mazes until they emerge into the illusionary world of the circus. The overall feeling we wanted to create in the sequence is one of a jumbled dreamscape in a supernatural world that borders on being a nightmare. The title sequence reflects the dark humor of the film and creates an ominous mood with its use of a monochromatic color palette and design elements. We created a special typography for this sequence by redrawing and recreating an original woodcut font."