Unique from most title sequences ins several way; the first being that they do not rely on the type as focal point of the animation. Instead the credits are integrated into the world, allowing pure visuals to act as the catalyst. Director Dany Saadia also allowed for some rarely seen integration of multiple animation styles within one single sequence.
With Mucho Motion overseeing the Art Direction of the entire project, Onesize was tapped to create the beautiful 3d scenes and Rune was asks to create the mini 2d animations. The styles are so opposing to one another that I was a little jarred at first and did not understand if the movie had begun or not. Only when Rune’s 2d animation ended and Onesize’s galaxy had returned did I understand that it was all tied into one animation. This creates a small story within the short that acts as an excellent forward to the film and as one of my old professors would say, it adds frosting on an already delicious cake.
After talking with Harm van Zon of Onesize we received a bit of creative background on their galactic mobile. In his words the “title shows a “mock-up” mobile version of the universe, created by god, his “draft version.” At the same time it shows how everything in the universe is connected and related to each other.”
This animation is a great example of how easily an idea, even one as complex as the distant interconnectivity between individuals in the universe can be displayed using the proper visuals. Kudos to Mucho Motion for handling and integrating these two wonderful animation to make this great opening.
Client: Mucho Motion, Volya Productions
Project: 3:19 main title sequence
Film Director, Writer: Dany Saadia
Executive Producer/Art Director Mucho Motion: Joss Monzon
Design/Post: Onesize, Delft, The Netherlands
Creative Directors: Rogier Hendriks, Kasper Verweij
Animation / 3D Design: Ruud ter Haag, Harm van Zon
2D Animation: Rune Entertainment, Toronto, Canada
Animation Director: Paul Wolentezien
Art Director: Peter Nali
Thanks to Jorge Sanchez for the tip!