We created a simple but sophisticated leader for Childhood Dreams, based on originally shot footage. The air ring was shot as it is, no VFX is involved here. The air bumbles are refering to a key moment in the series. Also the ring that falls apart symbolizes the family that falls apart.
Every eposide opens with a animated year, referring to next time period. To accentuate the new time period, we let the years slide by. The years adding up like a volume meter count. They come to a stop in the middle.