Out of the Unknown (1969)

Concept and creative process

In an appropriately surreal response to the brief to create an opening title for a science-fiction drama series, designer Charles McGhie employed a variety of techniques, from computer generated images to realtime visual effects and stop frame model animation. The outlines of a face appearing through a sheet of latex pre-empts his more extensive use of the same technique a decade later in his titles for Jonathan Miller's series 'The Body in Question'.