Everything beautiful is just a little off in Antibody’s main-title sequence for Hulu’s limited series, Nine Perfect Strangers.
The sequence starts with shots of creepy crawly things that live in the dirt and of predatory plants that snack on flying insects. Overly bright-colored flowers slip and slide and rearrange themselves before the viewers’ eyes, while human figures seem to emerge from underneath scenes of nature or water.
It all creates a hallucinatory feel, which is magnified by the score: Unloved’s haunting and understated cover of Ray Davies’ “Strange Effect.”
Antibody’s dynamic duo of Patrick Clair and Raoul Marks used machine learning to create the sequence, they told Stash Media, and they expect that this is just the beginning of what motion-graphic designers will do with the technology.
Nine Perfect Strangers—like Big Little Lies and The Undoing—is executive produced by David E. Kelley and Nicole Kidman. Kidman leads an all-star cast that includes Bobby Cannavale, Melissa McCarthy, who also executive produces, and Michael Shannon. The series is based on the best-selling novel by Liane Moriarty.
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Creative Director, Editorial and Design: Patrick Clair
Compositing and Design: Raoul Marks
Visual Research: Charlie Dahan
Executive Producer: Carol Salek
Managing Partner: Bridget Walsh
Main Title Theme: Strange Effect by Unloved