So, recently I have had an unwarranted urge to examine the Oneness presentation as a whole, and in doing so I noticed something perculiar...
The stings are so much more interesting than the actual idents themselves. There are a variety of creative and intriguing angles offered, as well as actual camera movement and the people are actually DOING STUFF!!
I'd imagine that if you pieced the stings together and added music, we would have a much better Oneness.
Oh absolutely, the stings are far more interesting than the idents. It actually captures much more of the 'relatability' factor that the idents fail at, since it shows what the people do and HOW they are connected, rather than just a group picture.
A compilation of stings from each group of people (particularly more action-based shots) + a simple soundtrack + the group picture at the end = something close to an actual ident. Still wouldn't be better than Circles but at least it would have some form of post-production other than just a logo.
In that form, most of the idents would fare better than they do now, though I imagine some of them are beyond saving...
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