TITLE Concepts for THE UPCOMING VIRGIN RIVER SERIES
Hi there! We’ve created some high-level main title pitches for Virgin River which you can view below. Working on these concepts was a pleasure and we’d be happy to discuss them further at your convenience.
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Concept 1 — look closer
The concept focuses on the early morning sun rising over the Californian Redwood forest. Using the light as symbolism for good and positivity, the warmth reveals the location and sets the tone.
The sequence uses subtle key visual elements, like the forest and the cabin window, as well as hinting at the maternal/motherly side through beautiful macro depictions of the environment for which the show is set. Final reveal is of the titles which will have the fog disseminating, leaving the audience with a sense of mystery and drama.
Concept 2 — PICTURESQUE
This concept utilizes a hand crafted aesthetic, using colour to create emotional tension. The sequence opens on a river scene, a bald eagle is seen soaring above. The camera then pulls back into the trees as the environment darkens and the Eagle swoops down at the viewer. Darkness fades to light as the show name appears.
Concept 3 — A WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN
This concept starts with a cityscape of Los Angeles and pans down, following a highway that travels from the city and ends up high in the sky above Virgin River. The camera move is meant to confuse the viewer and hint at Mel’s life being at a difficult point; her world being turned upside down after her husband’s death.
Concept 4 — INTO THE UNKNOWN
The Virgin River landscape and logo subtly fade in and blur over top of a wide shot of a city skyline representing Mel’s journey to the unknown. The colours are slightly muted with a hint of warmth, signifying a hopeful future.
Concept 5 — RUNNING WATER
A rack focus travels across gently moving water, revealing the show title. A short, simple concept that reflects Mel’s surroundings to a somewhat peaceful, but unknown locale.
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