Laurent Brett is a motion graphic designer from Paris, France who has a huge passion for creating film titles. His knowledge of French title design of the past 50 years is impressive. Brett studied two years at a school for communication, which sparked his interest in video editing. He gradually rolled into the motion design business in the 1990’s, working as a post-production supervisor, editor and motion graphic designer on music videos and commercials. For several years now, Brett’s primary focus is designing Main Titles for film and TV – ranging from simple “font work” to elaborate creative title sequences. He works a lot and usually on several projects at the same time.
Laurent Brett had an office at the Sabotage studios in Paris, France, where we visited him in 2010 for a video interview. September 2013, Laurent will leave Sabotage to found his own studio Brett & Compagnie.
Watch the Titles visited the prolific French title designer in 2010 at the Sabotage studios in Paris. In the interview, Laurent Brett discusses his work, his influences, the history of French title design and more. The interview was published on the Watch the Titles DVD set and online.