I just delivered the Main Title and Package Design for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” premiering Monday Night, March 1st @ 11pm on NBC. Here’s a bunch of good info from the press release:
With very little time to turn around a complete show package, Director Pete Conlon and his studio WUT IT IS decided to go with a primarily live action piece that depended less on their fancy post techniques and more on in-camera-magic, the kind of magic that can only be captured by a really talented cinematographer.
WUT IT IS teamed up once again with sister company MIRROR FILMS and called on Vasco Nunes (DIG!, ANVIL! The Story of Anvil, Planet B-Boy) to grind the cameras and lenses into dust. Pete Conlon wanted an imperfect, run and gun, hand made look to the footage. Vasco Nunes, using two Canon 7Ds, a variety of lenses and an endless knowledge of light and color, interpreted those directions perfectly and really captured the energy of Los Angeles and the City’s night life. The end result is a “real” Los Angeles and a “real” city at night vibe. Combine that energy with the prestige of “The Tonight Show”, and you get a unique and uncommon show package that stands out among the late night show crowd. WUT IT IS does it again….keeps it “real”, and all that.
Check back soon! We will be posting boards, a break down of the design process, and a directors cut to compare to the NBC Exec version.