Emmy Nominated for Outstanding Main Title Design Sequence for Fox
Fox Television and Craig Silverstein selected Shine to conceptualize, design, and produce the main title sequence for “Standoff,” a one-hour drama on Fox, starring Ron Livingston. Shine shot the talent against green screen and then integrated the characters into graphic environments. Fox producer Brian Wankum said, “From pitch to delivery Shine was great to work with. They were able to deliver a very cool and original main title while being mindful of our budgetary and schedule parameters.”
Standoff was a police drama series. Created by Craig Silverstein, the series focused on an FBI Crisis Negotiation Unit whose members negotiated hostage situations and shared relationships. The show was produced by Sesfonstein Productions and 20th Century Fox Television and its executive producers were Craig Silverstein, Tim Story, and Glen Mazzara.
The premise of the show was set up in the opening scene of the series pilot. In an attempt to connect with the hostage-taker, Matt Flannery (Ron Livingston), a negotiator for the FBI, reveals to him and his colleagues who are listening to his conversation, that he has been sleeping with his partner, Emily Lehman (Rosemarie DeWitt). Their supervisor Cheryl Carrera (Gina Torres) is concerned about how their relationship will affect their jobs.
Each episode revolves around the main plot of a hostage situation and the subplot of Matt and Emily’s relationship. In the hostage situation, the FBI Crisis Negotiation Unit is typically called upon to deal with the hostage-taker.