TITLE SEQUENCE

UPSTREAM COLOR

A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. A cycle that includes the experimentation and disposal of pigs in a stream, parasites that leech out of the pigs, and turn nearby orchids blue. Identity becomes an illusion as the man and woman struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives. An incredibly complex science-fiction love story, "Upstream Color" closely examines the very idea of sensibility — and identity, memory, perception — as if under a microscope. If that sounds a little obscure, well, the movie is designed as an enigmatic experience, to be absorbed, felt, puzzled over, free-associated about and reconsidered while you're watching it and then for a good while afterwards. 

TITLE SEQUENCE GOALS

UPSTREAM COLOR

 

My goal in creating the title sequence was to create something that visually represents components of the film in a very subtle way. The static noise in the orchids representing quite literally the sounds recorded in the experimentations. The orchids, the result, and side effects of the cycle turning them blue. The movement of these flowers is not as smooth as initially meets the eye. This is purposeful to represent the disorientation that the characters experience as the experimented, and how the audience feels from watching this very unnatural way that this film is edited.

TITLE SEQUENCE ELEMENTS

 

Song:

 

“As If It Would Have A Universal & Memorable Ending” - Shane Caruth

 

* The song should be cut down from 1:42 to closer to 1 min

 

Title Credits:

  

  • Written, Directed and Produced by Shane Caruth

  • Produced by Casey Gooden and Ben LeClair

  • Amy Seimetz

  • Shane Caruth

  • Andrew Sensenig

  • Upstream Color

 

 

Elements:

 

  • Orchids

  • Noise

  • Movement

  • Blue

  • Changing Colors

  • Cycles

  • Disoriented

  • Connection

THE  STORYBOARD

STYLE FRAMES

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