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The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs // Main Titles for Showtime and CBS

The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs. Broadcast design, animation, and main title sequence for Showtime and CBS' documentary series.

THE SPYMASTERS - CIA IN THE CROSSHAIRS

SHOWTIME / CBS


 

Signifying the convergence of intelligence data toward a single point, the CIA emblem's compass rose was our main inspiration and design mechanism for this opening title sequence.

 

The symmetry and contrast of the compass rose provided the perfect framework for title card layouts and rotational transitions. A typeface (based on PT Mono) was designed and animated to reinforce the “redacted” themes significant to the film.

During the editorial process, we were offered the opportunity to build in a title card transition to the opening shot of the film. We love the implication that the title sequence lives just below the marble entranceway of the CIA’s Langley headquarters. 

 


 

STYLEFRAMES

Creative Director // Alexander Cardia
Senior Producer // Stephanie Norris
Design // Alexander Cardia
Animation // Alexander Cardia, Benedict McNamara, Dylan Trieu