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Lives of Others

Lives of Others Blu-ray DVD

The Lives of Others won the Oscar®-for Best Foreign Language Film (2006).
My concept for the menu centers on the lead character, Captain Gerd Wiesler, a Stasi investigator in East Berlin circa 1984, as he becomes drawn into the lives of a successful playwright and his girlfriend. We see Wiesler in the attic and the interrogation room: the environments of his work. Footage of his subjects is projected onto the walls surrounding him serving as a metaphor for his immersion in “The Lives of Others”. The navigation design is an abstraction of a file folder tab that is clean and modern while still alluding to the files being compiled by the Stasi on the citizens of the German Democratic Republic.

Created at New Wave Entertainment for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Concept, design, animation and production for Blu-ray DVD