BODIES

Main Title Design

PLAY Sequence

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An immersive journey through 150 years of mystery.

 

When Netflix embarked on the adaptation of Si Spencer’s mind-bending graphic novel “BODIES,” they needed an evocative title sequence that encapsulated the essence of a murder mystery unfolding through the eyes of four detectives across a century and a half. Enter Studio AKA director Marcus Armitage.

Answering the call of Moonage Pictures’ brief, Armitage delved deep, extracting a unique graphic language that drenched viewers in the time-twisting narrative of “BODIES.” The novel’s original logotype served as his canvas. Through its meticulous deconstruction and reassembly, Marcus crafted a mesmerizing succession of visual conundrums. Each one a riddle, unravelling softly as the sequence progresses.

Playing with the drama’s theme of investigations spanning various eras, the sequence nudges the viewer closer to its mysterious heart. Every letter of “BODIES” emerges through era-defined enigmas, ranging from snippets of Victorian newspapers to enigmatic futuristic DNA chains. It’s an invite, pulling viewers deeper into the story’s core.

Re-envisioning the original logo, Marcus and the AKA team spun it into a sleek, modern work of art studded with visual cues for every episode. But, to truly unravel the mysteries buried within, one must watch on…

Read a bit more about the process in both  TELEVISUAL and  STASH Magazine

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Produced By: Studio AKA
Client: Moonage Pictures
Director: Marcus Armitage
Executive Producer:

Nikki Kefford-White
Producer: Lara Salam
Production Assistant:

Sarah McDonald
Editor: Nic Gill
Production Coordinator:

Ren Pesci
CG Lead: Will Eagar
Modelling and Rigging:

Adam O’Sullivan Avery
Animation:

Marcus Armitage, Arthur Ranson, Adam O’Sullivan Avery
Lighting and Compositing:

Will Eagar
FX Artist: Rob Chapman

 

As Featured on CGChannel, here is a narrated breakdown of the process behind our time-hopping title sequence, created using Maya, Unreal Engine and After Effects.

Behind the scenes

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