De Verandering (translated: The Change) is a television program of EO. The program tells the story about people who started believing in God after a live changing experience.
In the second season EO wanted to not only focus on these persons but also on their surroundings, like friends and family. How does this affect them?
So the question was, how can we incorporate these two aspects into the opening titles.
The ball losing it’s outer shell is a metaphor for change. A shedding skin which reveals the new and changed.
All the balls surrounding the main one, is a metaphor for the environment (friends and family). Some of the balls feel attracted to the changed ball while other feel repelled by the change.
To make the opening titles feel more embedded into the program we set up the project in such a manner that we would pull out of the intro video. Instead of having a hard cut. When we have pulled out, we can already see the next shot blurred in the background. In the end a ball wipes the screen and we seamlessly continue with the background shot.
All set up in such a manner that the editors at EO only have to drag and drop the files within After Effects and have to press render. In this way the openings titles are embedded into every episode.