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The Last Of Us title sequence has been fea­tured by Art of the Title, the lead­ing online resource of title sequence design, span­ning the film, tele­vi­sion, con­fer­ence, and video­game indus­tries. It includes a fas­cin­at­ing dis­cus­sion with Naughty Dog Cre­at­ive Dir­ector Neil Druck­mann, Title Sequence Director/DP Kevin Joel­son, and Title Design Dir­ector Henry Hob­son. The major­ity of the shots have been achieved in cam­era using macro pho­to­graphy to film sponges, ink and com­pressed air in slow motion.

Read on to see The Last Of Us title sequence and stills.

Bridging the 20 year gap between a gut-wrenching pro­logue and the bru­tal post-pandemic jour­ney that fol­lows, the title sequence for Naughty Dog’s video game The Last of Us paints a pic­ture of a decay­ing and ruined United States. News reports broad­cast the plague’s pro­gress as tendrils of fungus cut through an eerie black­ness to the tune of Gust­avo Santaolalla’s poignant score. The brisk sequence encap­su­lates two dec­ades’ worth of misery and ter­ror in a world where infec­tion means a fate worse than death. It func­tions as both a res­pite for the trau­mat­ized player and as expos­i­tion designed to fill in the blanks, set­ting the tone for the grue­some adven­ture ahead. Mould grows, spores dis­perse, anarchy reigns, and soci­ety as we know it col­lapses entirely. You are a sur­vivor… but what good is sur­vivin’ without some­thing to live for?

The Last Of Us — Title Sequence

 

The Last Of Us Title Title Sequence

 

The Last Of Us Title Sequence

 

The Last Of Us Title Title Sequence

 

The Last Of Us Title Sequence

 

The Last Of Us Title Title Sequence

 

The Last Of Us Title Sequence

 

The Last Of Us Title Title Sequence

 

The Last Of Us Title Sequence

 

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