Create a title sequence for the 5 x 60-minute adaptation of Len Deighton’s alternative history novel
Client Sid Gentle Films
Brief Create a title sequence for the 5 x 60-minute adaptation of Len Deighton’s alternative history novel about Nazi-occupied London in the early 1940s.
How it was done Designer and director William Bartlett wanted to give the story context by heavily referencing the Battle of Britain, cut against iconic London skylines and Nazi insignia.
Fashioned in sepia, the sequence is given a shot of vibrancy with inky, blood-red clouds, echoing the poppy fields associated with war.
Characters are woven into the sequence, veiled in silhouette form and inspired by shadow theatre. For this, cast members were captured on green screen as it was filmed.
The sequence was completed in VRay renderer for Nuke.
The senior producer was Niamh O’Donohoe. Junior Nuke artist Matthew Thomas completed the visual effects.
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