VARA, DIRECTOR FRANK KETELAAR, ALBERT JAN VAN REES
'Betrayal' (‘Overspel’) is a twelve-part psychological thriller on the Dutch television network VARA. Planet X FX, together with Donald Roos from Bureau.Donald®, designed the styling of the series: the leader, the logo, the titels and related materials such as the DVD packaging and the DVD menu.
The concept for the styling of ‘Betrayal’ originated from the series content and is oriented upon the connections and relationships between the characters.
After the basis for this structure was established together with director Frank Ketelaar and producer Robert Kievit, various animation tests were done to determine the timing and the momentum of the leader. The placement of visual elements, such as a ring being removed from a finger and hands holding each other but switching to different people, was painstakingly created in relation to the lines and titles.
The background for the leader is a recurring visual element with ‘blooming’ lights suggesting a city. The city is an important and conspicuous décor. This element of the style was therefore made to recur in other styling aspects.