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  • Director
    Frank Ketelaar
  • Release
    2017
  • Producer
    VARA
    Robert Kievit, Gemma Derksen
  • Concept
    Dennis Kleyn, Donald Roos
  • VFX supervisor
    Dennis Kleyn, NVX
  • Graphic design & art direction
    Donald Roos
  • Motion graphic artist
    Roel Meijering
  • Director of photography
    Dennis Wielaert
  • Prodcution design
    Florian Legters
In the beginning 2017, the first season of psychological thriller was on Dutch television. In this tv-series by scenario writer and director Frank Ketelaar, a high official at the IRS and an ex-criminal get stuck in each other lives, due to the friendship between their two daughters. Planet X Title Design developed the opening sequence for this tv-series.
 
Frank Ketelaar challenged us to come up something new. We came up with the idea of ​​literally set the opening sequence stuck with the recap. Instead of first the recap and then the opening, we cut both in pieces and placed the title cards between the fragments in the recap.
 
In the title cards, we see the characters, which in turn are getting stuck by parts of the letterforms of the title. To connect all the cards again, we hide noticeable and less noticeable scorpions and lions in the cards. The scorpion refers to Marius, the ex-criminal, who has a tattoo of a scorpion in his neck. The lion comes from the Dutch government's logo and belongs to Hugo. Both the character of a scorpion and that of a lion appeared to be well suited to the characters. In their own way, both protect their families.

In the beginning of 2017, the first season of psychological thriller was broadcasted on Dutch television. In this tv-series by scriptwriter and director Frank Ketelaar, a high official at the IRS and an ex-criminal get stuck in each other lives, due to the friendship between their two daughters. Planet X Title Design developed the leader for this tv-series.

Frank Ketelaar challenged us to come up something new. We came up with the idea of ​​literally set the leader stuck 'within' the recap. Instead of first showing the recap and then the leader, we cut both in separate pieces and placed the title cards in between clips of the recap.

In the title cards we see the characters getting stuck by parts of the letterforms of the main title. To connect all the cards again, we hide noticeable -and less noticeable- scorpion and lion symbols in the cards. The scorpion refers to Marius, the ex-criminal, who has a tattoo of a scorpion in his neck. The lion comes from the Dutch government's logo, which refers to Hugo's job for the tax authorities. The 'character' of both a scorpion and a lion appears to be well suited to their human counterparts. In their own way, both protect their families.