Elastic once again calls upon its skilled CG liquids team led by Creative Director Patrick Clair and Lead Animator Raoul Marks (both of whom also worked on the titles for True Detective, Westworld, and The Night Manager) to conjure a sombre but luxurious opening to adorn Netflix’s most expensive drama series to date.
With a main title sequence fit for a queen, the show begins on an extravagant note, featuring molten gold worming itself into shape among glints of metal and rough, shadowy edges. The aesthetic is in line with the studio’s previous efforts featuring liquid, chief among them the titles to Daredevil and Westworld. It also recalls the title sequence to feature film The Huntsman: Winter’s War designed by Manija Emran and featuring ice sculptures, Prologue’s opening to short-lived ABC series Of Kings and Prophets, with a dash of honeyed filigree as in Fernando Domínguez Cózar’s title design for 2011 film EVA.
Creative Director: Patrick Clair
Lead Animation and Compositing: Raoul Marks
3D Look Development: Javier León Carrillo
Designers: Paul Kim, Jeff Han, Felix Soletic, Maxx Burman
Head of 3D: Kirk Shintani
3D Artists: Joe Paniagua, Ian Ruhfass
2D Animator: Tony Kandalaft
Associate Producer: Danny Hirsch
Head of Production: Kim Christensen
Managing Director: Jennifer Sofio Hall
Music: Hans Zimmer, Rupert Gregson-Williams
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