After directing and producing over 300 main title sequences and dozens of handcrafted visual effects sequences, Kyle Cooper, honorary Royal Designer for Industry, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, recognizing him for designing title sequences for film and television with bold and unexpected style and conjuring emotional response through his captivating use of narrative. Details magazine credits Cooper with “almost single-handedly revitalizing the main title sequence as an art form.” IFC ranks his title sequence for Se7en as one of the greatest of all time.
Cooper received an MFA in 1988 from the Yale School of Art, where he studied independently with Paul Rand before becoming creative director at R/Greenberg Associates from 1988 to 1996. He named and founded Imaginary Forces in 1996 and Prologue Films with Kimberly Cooper in 2003. Kyle Cooper’s company rosters read like a ‘who’s who’ in the motion-design industry, and he takes great pride in the fact that designers he hired at RGA, Imaginary Forces, and Prologue have consistently gone on to distinguish themselves creatively. Kimberly and Kyle Cooper have recently opened Prologue VR, a division of Prologue Films that develops VR films, games, and apps with Google Cardboard, Gear VR, and Oculus® DK2 so that the quality of their main title and visual effects work—evidenced in films such as X-Men: Days of Future Past, Iron Man, and Prometheus, and video games such as Bungie’s Destiny and Metal Gear Solid—can be experienced as first-person immersive content.