Created by Mac Guff Studios for Guillaume Ivernel and Arthur Qwak’s animated fantasy adventure, the title sequence to Chasseurs de dragons (also known as Dragon Hunters) is a steampunk wonderland, populated with intricate, animated clock components, foreign nautical contraptions, skeletal remains, and cartographic and cosmic imagery, all bathed in a warm firelight and explored by a single graceful camera move.
The sequence begins with the camera pulling away from the film’s opening scene and back through the eye of a dilated porthole, locking the audience into a world that is both microscopic and panoramic. The imagery is ethereal at first, with bundles of gears orbiting around each other as celestial bodies do, backed by parchment illustrations of fantasy worlds and arabesque patterns, dotted with illuminated constellations. Over time, the imagery becomes more concrete, slowly escorting the audience out of the sequence and back into the story.
Directors: Guillaume Ivernel and Arthur Qwak
Main Title Design: Mac Guff Studios
Music: Klaus Badelt