Christian Langlois directed this animation for the opening title of popular TV show, Versailles.
'Opening credits sequence for VERSAILLES a new serie of Canal+. An multi millionnaire Worldwide coproduction from Capa drama, Zodiak and Incendo. This serie is sumptuous biopic about the life of the most famous french king: Louis XIV. It's all about the big politic changes, the hegemony of french king in Europe.
This graphic opening credits is an ode of the big works of the Sun King. To the hunting cottage to the construction of the most amazing castle and the biggest empire in Europe. It's all about human, animal and nature sacrifices. This new power take over of many lives and a total control of nature. The gigantic landscape works of the architect Le Nôtre was the inspiration. This domestication of land and the water set the pace of this pageantry: fountains, water bassin, grand canal... Like no other, the fabulous gardens of Versailles was the theatre of the biggest and the most sophisticate parties and social life in the western World at this time. On this opening the conflict between a modern motion design and a kind of classic imagery evoking this "lumières" era and the reform of the french power in a new image of the aristocracy.'
Posted: Wed 15th Jun 2016
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