I wanted to create a contrast between two worlds. The one the character lives in, and the one that the character is trying to reach.
He likes when the sun glances on the skin and warms up the soul
and when he sees the light, as bright as it can be, he feels alive.
He closes his eyes, to see things clearly drifting away,
and for a moment, he is able to feel the joy, the joy of feeling everything.
In the title sequence, we shift between two worlds, we start on the "2nd World" which is a mirage for the character, and as he runs through it he reveals the darkeness. Inside his world, we get glimpes of the "2nd World" on reflections, such as in his glasses, watch, water puddle and the water drop.
The idea is almost as the title sequences is on loop, as soon as the water drop falls into the puddle, we see the 2nd world rippling on the water as we get closer. This becomes the mirage where the character runs into at the beggining.
Names for the styleframes were randomly chosen.