ANDOR – Main Title

Dawn of a rebellion. We were thrilled to work with our good friends at Lucasfilm, in collaboration with Niel Kellerhouse and series editor John Gilroy, to create the main title for the Disney+ TV series Andor. This epic 35 second title reveal was created in close collaboration with filmmakers, and designed to work with multiple custom scores. A slow burn reveal of a symbol hidden in plain site, this title animation sets up the stakes of this story about rising authoritarianism, espionage and rebellion, which takes place five years prior to the events of Rogue One : A Star Wars Story.

After an extensive conceptual exploration that visualized the rebel symbol as a found artifact (see test frames below), the eclipse idea resonated with filmmakers. Every detail of this title was meticulously crafted, from the deliberate pacing of the symbol emerging from within the eclipse, to the choreography of the title as it haltingly pivots into lockup. Cassian Andor’s lovable droid B2EMO (or Bee for short), a salvage droid that has lived with the Andor family for years, inspired the burgundy red and battle-damaged metal title treatment.

The initial concept was to find the rebel symbol and main title as an artifact in various locations throughout the show, and that the symbol would evolve over the course of the series from a roughly scratched graffiti to a perfect stencil. We envisioned finding the rebel symbol painted in locations like concrete prison walls and hidden rebel hide-outs.

Multiple logo animations were explored, seeking the right move to encapsulate the suspenseful tension of the show. Our artists also designed the look of each animation to stay true to the aesthetic palette of Andor, reflecting both the in-show computer display technology and the worn and damaged material that give the show its signature weathered patina.

Multiple logo animations were explored, seeking the right move to encapsulate the suspenseful tension of the show. Our artists also designed the look of each animation to stay true to the aesthetic palette of Andor, reflecting both the in-show computer display technology and the worn and damaged material that give the show its signature weathered patina.