Making of the HBO open

If you had HBO in the 80’s, you probably remember this HBO open… My personal favorite of all time, by the way. I remember getting excited seeing this.

Anyway… Credit goes to Jessica for finding on YouTube, the making of the HBO open:

Seriously… It blows my mind how something that complex, that cool looking, that awesome, was done by hand. There’s absolutely no computer generated effects in it AT ALL! Yes, there were computer controlled cameras, but still. The entire thing was done with, as Dr. Havice would remind us they’re called, physical graphics.

And to think how easy someone could bang this out in a day using the CGI systems and computer technology we have these days.