Category Archives: HBO

Getting Real with Bill Maher

While I may not agree with some of the things Bill Maher says… I’ll totally create the show open for his show. Plus, it’s HBO…HB-freakin-O!

I, along with a few others at Monkeyhead, created a couple of looks for Bill, who was totally involved in the process (how weird is that??). Once he chose a direction I created the show open in C4D.

What was really great about this project was the challenge of making a fully editable show package… in After Effects. I love me some AE, but re-creating that show open – with it’s 3D and reflections – was a pretty big head scratcher. After a lot of trial and error, and some late nights, I cracked the code and figured out a simple and fully editable solution that worked easily enough for their intern to update when necessary.

All in all, it was a pretty fun gig and I’m pleased with the way it turned out.