Remember that HBO intro from the 1980s? It showed a family getting ready for some quality time in front of the television before the camera pans out of their apartment window and swoops over the city, into the suburbs, and up to the sky, where the HBO logo was hovering like a UFO. It really made whatever you were about to watch feel like an EVENT. Here it is:
The sequence was painstakingly created (in a way that would make Wes Anderson smile) by a team in New York, and below they explain how they did it. One designer says, "We threw a few extras in to see if people would spot 'em—we put some bums on the street, some hookers on the corner."