HBO Starship Intro: Behind the Scenes
Chris sent along this great link to a 1983 “behind the scenes” look a the classic HBO intro sequence (aka “The Starship”). Not only are the details of the model city pretty fascinating… but it was fantastic to see how some of the special effects were created. In particular, I was pretty wowed by the “Stargate Effect” by David Bruce.
Oh, and I think “Illusions” song by Jonathan L. Segal is frighteningly catchy. It’s that kind of song that makes you wince for the first 30 seconds or so, but at about the minute point you find yourself tapping your foot. At about a minute five, you stop tapping and look around to make sure no one saw your foot moving to the beat.
Pay a little closer attention, to detaaaaaaaaaaail!