AMC and Fuse Entertainment came to us looking for an opening title sequence that would capture the essence of their newest series, The Killing. The show covers the murder of a young girl and the police investigation that follows, so pinpointing the tonality of the show was critical in the production of this main title.
In our solution, we introduce The Killing by taking a journey through eerie, wet Seattle from the perspective the main character, Sarah Linden. As she drives from the city to Discovery Park, multiple environments are seen through the foggy, rain saturated windows of her car. However, throughout the drive, we also cut to erratic and fast moving images of a dead body. We introduce the setting of the show, while at the same time, we witness the inner workings of Sarah's mind, reflecting on the crime and piecing abstract clues together.
We shot this sequence in Seattle on a RED One. Almost all of the lighting effects were done in post, but treated to have a seamlessly integrated feel.