Emmys Retrospective

It all began in 2001...
As we look forward to Emmys 2022, we look back at all of the previous years we’ve been honored to be nominated for an Emmy. Hats off to the teams that have made these magical moments possible! 

Emmy-winning titles

2001 PBS Masterpiece Theatre
2008 Mad Men
2015 Manhattan
2017 Sonic Sea
2017 Stranger Things
2018 Counterpart 

PBS Masterpiece Theatre
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PBS Masterpiece Theatre

The Emmy-winning Main Title for PBS

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Mad Men
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Mad Men

The Emmy-winning Main Title for AMC

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Manhattan
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Manhattan

The Emmy-winning Main Title for WGN

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Sonic Sea
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Sonic Sea

Emmy-winning doc produced & directed by Imaginary Forces

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Stranger Things
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Stranger Things

The Emmy-winning Main Title on Netflix

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Counterpart
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Counterpart

The Emmy-winning Main Title for Starz

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Emmy-nominated titles

Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers Main Title (2001)
HBO’s World War II drama is based on interviews with survivors of the Easy Company, 506th Regiments of the 101st Airborne Division, US Army. Set to a heroic track composed by Michael Kamen, our team treated film from the series to feel like footage from WWII.

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Chuck

Chuck Main Title (2008)
A computer geek becomes the keeper of highly classified U.S. spy intelligence, thrusting him into a life of espionage and danger. This main title aired for all 5 seasons of the Emmy-nominated NBC comedy.

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AMC Storymakers

AMC Storymakers Main Title (2009)
Hosted by Shootout's Peter Bart and Peter Guber StoryMakers Premieres as Recurring Primetime Specials in '09.

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Nurse Jackie

Nurse Jackie Main Title (2010)
Shoutout to the hard-working nurses who keep everything running smoothly. This series follows the life of Jackie, a deeply dedicated and compassionate nurse who isn’t afraid to break the rules in the name of justice–her own special brand of justice.

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Human Target

Human Target (2010)
It takes a brave, selfless man to make himself a "human target" in order to save the lives of those in danger. Based on the popular DC Comics graphic novel, Human Target was a full-throttle action drama centered on a unique private contractor hired to protect his client.

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Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire Main Title (2011)
We filmed at a beach in New Jersey near the Boardwalk sets, where we experienced the detail and care that went into every aspect of production, down to the whiskey bottles. We even got to design a custom label for Grand Canadian Old Rye Whiskey, a copy of which still hangs in our studio. Steve Buscemi was a pleasure to work with, even in a three piece wool suit on the hottest day of summer!

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Rubicon

 

Rubicon Main Title (2011)
Infrastructure, intelligence, pattern recognition, mystery, urgency–these were the words that led the winning pitch for Rubicon. We started with the idea of being in the character’s head, entering the story through the physicality of information: moving diagrams, microfiche, redaction, and finally… the iconic yellow line.

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The Pacific

The Pacific Main Title (2011)
Early on, Executive Producer Tom Hanks shared a story. One of his family members served in WWII as a wartime correspondent in the Pacific Theater. With a charcoal through-line set to the poetic score by Hans Zimmer, an intimate and award winning opening was born.

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Magic City

 

Magic City Main Title (2012)
Ahmet Ahmet and Michelle Dougherty, along with series creator Mitch Glazer, directed this beautiful underwater shoot for the opening of Magic City, a new series on Starz.

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Black Sails

Black Sails Main Title (2014)
A sculptural aesthetic traditionally reserved for saints and kings was used to depict a maverick society that is ultimately doomed. We were particularly inspired by the sculptural art of Kris Kuski, the photography of Pablo Genoves, and the intricate etchings of the time, like those from Ernst Haeckel’s ‘Art Forms of Nature Changing.’

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Bosch

 

Bosch Main Title (2015)
We had the opportunity to film the streets of Los Angeles at night in a helicopter, a sight to behold. Combining that with our drone footage gave us everything we needed to create an editorial puzzle that provided visually stunning transitions and shots.

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Marvel's Jessica Jones

 

 

Marvel's Jessica Jones Main Title (2016)
The look and feel of this title sequence was inspired by the original comic illustrations and artwork of David Mack, as well as the character of New York City after the sun goes down.

 

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Vinyl

Vinyl Main Title (2016)
How do you make an opening about the 1970s feel fresh when you are pitching to the likes of Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese? We focused on the essence of sound vibrations, macro-shots of record players and the feeling you get when listening to really good music.

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Candy

Candy Main Title (2022)
Inspired by Rube Goldberg’s machines, we built the housewife trope narrative around the type. Words that once stuck to the page, fall before the next scene to convey how the daily upkeep of being the perfect housewife led to Candy’s world collapsing.

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Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop Main Title (2022)
Jam-packed with stylized footage and classic Bebop motifs, the opener pays homage to the original while giving a twist on the retro-graphic film-noir language that is the hallmark of the show.

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Foundation

Foundation Main Title (2022)
Based on Isaac Asimov’s timeless sci-fi trilogy, the opening title sequence transports you to a galactic dreamscape filled with rich imagery.

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Lisey's Story

Lisey's Story Main Title (2022)
Directors Karin Fong and Osbert Parker teamed up to orchestrate a duet of marionettes, creating a hauntingly tender main title sequence for a series adapted from the Stephen King novel.

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