Jason Reitman
Paramount Pictures


Main title design

Labor Day

In our fifth collaboration with Jason Reitman, we created a subtle blend of rural driving shots to help set the tone for the film. Composer Rolfe Kent's score combines with dreamlike visuals to capture the childhood memories of looking out the window and seeing the streaking of trees and sunlight above.

Labor Day's lush cinematography and nostalgic ambience inspired this intro sequence. It takes the audience on a summer drive through the back roads of Massachusetts, and culminates in a shot of the home where the film largely takes place.

We were provided a library of beautiful driving footage to work with, and then edited and composited various shots together to create the sequence. The cross dissolves are multi-layered, and beautiful bokeh and light elements were added to enhance the scenery.