American Horror Story: Apocalypse Teaser

Steve Viola

From the creator:

American Horror Story: Apocalypse – “Hourglass” Teaser

Intended to be a bit of a Mind-F*ck (as we lovingly describe our annual AHS launch campaign), this visually-rich teaser is riddled with clues about the eighth season of American Horror Story.

We start off with a living fetus, encased in an hourglass – fed by a beating black heart. The journey takes us through a missile launch, mushroom clouds, a disintegrating mask, mischievous and eerie black hands that seem to control moments throughout the story, rotten figs giving birth to scorpions, birds crashing through gothic windows, a pentagram seared into a coffin, raining death, and a resetting of the hourglass. What does it all mean?! Find out, this September!

Additional write-up & credits to follow!



President, Marketing & Promotions, Multi-Platform Marketing – Stephanie Gibbons
EVP, Content & Editorial, Multi-platform Marketing – John Varvi
SVP, Motion & Digital Design – Steve Viola
VP, Motion Design – Amie Nguyen
VP, Production, Motion Design – Dara Barton

Created By

Creative Directors – Steve Viola, Michael Parks, Amie Nguyen, Synderela Peng
Executive Producer – Dara Barton
Associate Producer – Mel Reeck
Visual Effects Supervisor – Michael Viscione
Modeling / Animation – Jamie Sawyer, Sa Kim
FX Artists – Michael Viscione, Jean Chiu, Ryan Coster
Pre-Visualization – Kay Park
Compositing – Jason Heinze, Ryan Hunnewell, Alex Yoon, John Kim, Michael Parks
Editorial – Michael Parks
Color – Steve Viola, Austin Wallender
Design – Jane Ro, Ryan Hunnewell, Ayung Yu
Sound Design & Mixing – Ronnie Buder

Visual Effects By
> Seamless Sequence, Missile Silo, Gas Mask & Skull, Coffin & Incinerator

> Hourglass Sequences

> Blast & Mushroom Cloud

> Fig & Scorpions

> Birds & Window

Live-Action Production

Directed By – Steve Viola, Michael Parks
Director of Photography – Kevin Joelson
Producer – Rebecca Joelson
Production Coordinator – Cody Howell
1st Assistant Camera – Marq Castagna
1st Assistant Camera – Carlos de Varona
Jib Operator – Dave Stewart
Motion Control – Camera Control
DIT – Kyle Hoekstra
Gaffer – Chris Tonkovich
Key Grip – Joe McKenna
Best Boy Grip – Bruce Wolfe
Production Designer – Alessandro Marvelli
Art Director – Luis G. Diaz
Prop Master & Set Decorator – Roberta Troncarelli
Hair & Make-up – Carole Soueidan
SFX Pyro – Craig Olser
SFX Water Tank – Simon W White
Talent "Gas mask" – Delaney Smith

Shot at ReelEFX

Shot on Panavision DXL2

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