Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login
The making of HBO's 1983 "Starship" Intro (core77.com)
46 points by wallflower on Feb 14, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 6 comments

I would have never guessed that the HBO logo was a metal model and the colored light streaks were fiber optics. I was sure that was early CG.

The real question is, what are we doing now that in 25+ years will be looked back upon as incredibly tedious and unwieldy (but we see as state of the art)?

What gets me is how much effort was done on the street and countryside portion, which wasn't shown much after a couple of years... (Cuts straight to the flying logo were the norm for what I swear was over a decade afterwards.)

The ridiculous amount of time & money that goes into a big budget computer game might be an example.

especially things like motion capture.

I eat up stuff like this, and it brings back memories from my childhood. I remember that intro! Thanks for sharing.

You're welcome.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact