Inside Look at the Making of True Blood’s Opening Credits

October 29, 2009 by  

True-Blood-opening-scenesWe recently found a video showing a behind the scenes look at the production of the opening credits for True Blood. As the video starts we hear the crew explaining how they came up with the concept for the opening credits. They wanted the feel of a predatory creature watching humans. They also wanted to incorporate the sexiness and violence that goes along with the show. The idea of the credits was to have these feelings and emotions build and build until you felt like you couldn’t take it anymore. The credits were produced in more of a documentary fashion rather than normal film making. All types of different techniques and equipment were used. The church scene that takes place in the credits was actually a last minute shoot taken in Chicago. They cast an actual church and shot the scene in the basement of the church. You also get an inside look into how they shot the final sequence where you see the True Blood title under the blood. It was very inexpensive to create and the crew was extremely proud of how it turned out. This is a neat inside look into one more facet of this amazing show! Enjoy!

True Blood Making of and Featurette from DIGITALKITCHEN on Vimeo.

SOURCE:  Digital Kitchen

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  • CeeJay

    I have a suggestion for the casting of season3, assuming the “were tiger” will be included in the show. Dwayne (can’t remember his last name) “The Rock” is who I pictured in my mind while reading the books. Can’t think of any one else who could play it better, and he certainly fits the description to a tee. Woo hoo!

    • Anonymous

      Excellent idea…and his last name is Johnson : )

    • Anonymous

      Excellent idea…and his last name is Johnson : )

  • antonio

    I think that Mr. Ball wanted to expose hypocrisy by showing that the “South” is full of contradictions The religious fervor of the southern churchgoer versus the appetite for sin and carnal pleasures of the local rednecks.

  • Annathalia Nalapraya

    Very creative! This has to be one of the best opening credits I’ve ever seen. It really leaves you with that feeling of “being under someone’s skin”. Sex, violence, horror, life, and death all wrapped into one.

  • BillsNumberOneFan

    I like the maggots going back into the fox and the fox reconstructing way better than the reverse. I always have to look away at that part in the opening credits.