On October 21st, Black Mirror returned for a third season, this time on Netflix and with six brand new episodes!

Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones paired up with the crème de la crème on this new series, with great talent both in front and behind the camera. Joe Wright (Nosedive), Dan Trachtenberg (Playtest), James Watkins (Shut Up and Dance), Owen Harris (San Junipero), Jakob Verbruggen (Men Against Fire) and James Hawes (Hated in the Nation) have each brought their own vision and directorial skills to the new episodes.

The cast includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve, Alex Lawther, Jerome Flynn, Malachi Kirby, Michael Kelly, Kelly MacDonald, Faye Marsay, MacKenzie Davis and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, among others!

For this very special season, Painting Practice were asked to work their magic once again. To flesh out the series’ ambitious new narratives, our artists stepped up their game and pushed the boundaries of their creativity.

Under the watchful eyes of Joel Collins, Series Production Designer, Dan May, VFX Art Director/Supervisor, and Justin Hutchinson-Chatburn, VFX Supervisor, the team created six unique worlds where humans interact with complex technology. Although faithful to the Black Mirror aesthetic, those six worlds vary in tone, colour and genre. From the flashy 1980s nightlife of San Junipero to the pastel palette of Nosedive, our artists brought fresh ideas and original visuals to the Black Mirror universe.

Our motion graphics team were asked to design the opening titles for this new season

EPISODE 1 –  NOSEDIVE

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We used several screens at the same time to create the back projection of the car windows, and it took our artists several weeks to get it all right!

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EPISODE 2 – PLAYTEST

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 EPISODE 4 – SAN JUNIPERO

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EPISODE 5 – MEN AGAINST FIRE

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 EPISODE 6 – HATED IN THE NATION

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