The third season of Stranger Things was launched four days ago, to the joy of millions of fans. The popular TV show is really inspirational in terms of lighting, transitions, costumes, and so on. But there’s one more thing – its minimalistic, eerie opening sequence. If you wanna try and replicate it, Javert Valbarr of FXhome will show you a tutorial to help you do it.
While watching popular Netflix show Stranger Things, photographer Sean R. Heavey had an unpleasant surprise. He thought that a giant storm cloud in one of the scenes looked familiar, and then he realized – it was one of his photos. Apparently, the creators of the show used his photo to create the scene, and the photographer says they didn’t ask him for the permission.
If you watch Stranger Things, you know there’s a lot to love about this show. And if you know at least a bit about filmmaking, there’s a lot more to love and pay attention to. In addition to the marvelous acting and exciting story, I particularly noticed the use of light and sound to cause tension. Another feature I started noticing in Season 2 are some creative transitions – and I’m not the only one who did. Zackery Ramos-Taylor has created a collection 25 transitions from the second season of this amazing show. If you’re a filmmaker, these could be a great inspiration. And even if you’re just a viewer, you can simply enjoy the collection of these creative editing techniques.
It’s been a long, long time since title sequences were made in camera, by optically projecting the titles frame by frame on film. It’s all digitally made now. Stranger Things, Netflix’s 80’s themed series has taken a cue from the 80’s not only on the content of the show, but also on how its titles were made.
The logo in the opening is not CGIed at all, it is actually shot in camera and then manipulated in a computer.