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NYFA Filmmaking Alum Eric Demeusy Wins Emmy for Stranger Things Title Design

NYFA Filmmaking Alum Eric Demeusy Wins Emmy for "Stranger Things" Title Design

January 16, 2018 If you’re one of the millions of viewers who’ve had the "Stranger Things" theme stuck in their head at some point in the last two years, New York Film Academy (NYFA) filmmaking alum Eric Demeusy is partly to blame. Demeusy worked on the now-iconic title sequence before the Netflix series debuted in 2016, and now he’s got an Emmy to show for it.

The 69th Creative Arts Emmy Awards were held in September 2017 alongside the televised Primetime Emmys, awarding statues for technical and behind-the-scenes artists like production designers, costume designers, editors, cinematographers and casting directors. "Stranger Things" picked up the Emmy for Main Title Design, beating out nominees from "American Gods," "Westworld," "Feud: Bette and Joan," and another Netflix hit, "The Crown."

The competition for Main Titles has only gotten harder as TV production has hit an all-time high and the industry is seeing more creative innovation than ever before. Demeusy's work on "Stranger Things" stands out from the crowd however, as the moody, synth-heavy, old-school title sequence evokes the 1980s nostalgia that helped cement the show as a fan favorite.

The show was a perfect fit for Demeusy, who grew up in California and made two 20-minute "Star Wars" fan films while still in high school. He then studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy's Los Angeles campus, graduating in 2006. Located in the heart of Hollywood, Demeusy was able to learn skills in directing and editing as well as gain the hands-on experience needed for a career in the film and television industry.

It wasn't long after finishing his time at NYFA before Demeusy found work on music videos with Kanye West and Sammy Hagar. He also worked for major creative studios, including Prologue, Imaginary Forces, Elastic, and A52 — where he worked on the opening title sequence for HBO’s "Game of Thrones," another Emmy winner in the same category.

Outside of television and music videos, his filmmaking credits include work on "Tron: Legacy" and "Pacific Rim," directed by Golden Globe winner Guillermo del Toro. Demeusy has also worked on his own short films, which have premiered at London's Raindance Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Festival. He has plans to work on his own feature film as well.

It's no strange thing that Eric Demeusy is gaining the recognition he deserves. The New York Film Academy congratulates Eric on his Emmy win, and looks forward to seeing his work in the future!

Please note: NYFA does not represent that these are typical or guaranteed career outcomes. The success of our graduates in any chosen professional pathway depends on multiple factors, and the achievements of NYFA alumni are the result of their hard work, perseverance, talent and circumstances.

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