A blazing sun rises over the sierra of the American West—or is it an industrial lamp shining across the rib cage of an android skeleton? In Westworld‘s unsettling opening credits, it’s hard to tell. And that’s the point.
The show, about a Western theme park populated with humanlike robots, unnerves as much as it excites. The main title sequence welcomes you to a world in which things feel very much out of place.
Director: Patrick Clair
Lead Animator / Compositor: Raoul Marks
Design & Visual Research: Paul Kim, Jeff Han, Felix Soletic, Maxx Burman, Henry DeLeon, Dan Alexandru.
Storyboard Artist: Lance Slaton
Lighter: Shamus Johnson
Animator / Compositor: Yongsub Song
Head of CG: Kirk Shintari
3D Artists: Jose Limon Jessica Hurst, Dustin Mellum, Rie Ito, Joe Paniagua, Mike Kash, Ken Bishop
3D Rigging: Josh Dyer
Reference Photography: David Do
Producer: Ben Foster
Supervising Producer: Carol Salek
Head of Production: Kim Christensen
Managing Partner: Jennifer Sofio Hall
Special Thanks to Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, Bruce Dunn, Mark Hoerr, Stephen Semel, Athena Wickham, Roberto Patino and HBO.