How the original HBO intro was made

Technology has changed so much

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+8 1. joka232 commented 7 years ago

Wow, that is actually incredible, funny how doing things manually always surpasses today's technology effects
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+3 2. txo commented 7 years ago

That was amazing.. And they said it took 14 hours to record only 20 seconds :O
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+4 3. archis commented 7 years ago
Watch these special effects made by russians right after ww2, I think they were way ahead of their time.
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+3 4. msavio008 commented 7 years ago

And that was cutting edge technology back then, now we use CGI for everything
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+2 5. heyhey commented 7 years ago

#4 Note that CGI is used a lot but with combination of mock ups therefore art department is a very important sector!
Speaking form experience... Cheers!
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+3 6. Thanny commented 7 years ago

I must have seen that sequence a couple hundred times in the 80's while growing up (it looked much better than it does in this low-res and somewhat choppy video).

What astonishes me most is that the floating HBO logo was an actual chunk of metal.
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+1 7. joeman commented 7 years ago

Top shelf work in the 80's...
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0 8. dunnagh commented 7 years ago

Can I hire these guys for my Wargaming table? In-fu*****-credible!