CBS Films
Alan Poul
Todd Black
Jason Blumenthal
Steve Tisch
main title sequence for CBS Films

Director Alan Poul said, “Shine came in with the best ideas, and I think together we developed a concept that both sets the appropriate tone for the film and delivers really original visuals. It’s exactly what I wanted.”


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The visual stye was inspired by romantic comedies from the sixties.
The Back-up Plan is a romantic comedy film, starring Jennifer Lopez and Alex O’Loughlin.
In the story, Zoe (Jennifer Lopez) has given up on finding the man of her dreams and decided to become a single mother and undergoes artificial insemination. The same day she meets Stan (Alex O’Loughlin) when they both try to hail the same taxi. They run into each other twice more at a farmers market and a pet store. Stan convinces Zoe to go on a no-obligations date. Zoe is still uncertain whether she is pregnant or not and if she should tell Stan. The night she takes the test, Stan takes her for a romantic dinner in a garden.
Things don’t turn out as well as planned when he spills the wine and a fire occurs. At the end of the night Stan asks her to come to his farm during the weekend and Zoe finds out that she is pregnant.

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The titles were hand drawn, in in the style of 1960's romantic comedy graphics.
Nate Wragg provided whimsical illustrations which Shine put into motion.


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In the sequence, the main character saw baby imagery in everything as she walked though the streets of New York.


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The Shine team designed and animated whimsical characters and environments.


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