Recreating True Detective’s Opening Sequence—Using Stock Footage

Recreating True Detective’s Opening Sequence—Using Stock Footage

HBO might never again recreate the magic that was True Detective’s first season—but it’s easy to recreate its magical title sequence using stock footage from our library.

Watch how we did it by keying out backgrounds, adding overlays, and blending layers to give everyday stock footage the gritty, dreamlike feel that earned True Detective an Emmy for “Outstanding Main Title Design.”

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