The title is a clever play on words. The word 'transparent' refers to Maura's journey, letting the world see who she really is. Whereas if you break it down to 'trans' and 'parent', trans is short for transgender, and Maura is a transgender parent.
The opening titles are updated with different clips every season. Season 1 featured footage from Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Season 2 reflected the queer Weimar era and women's movement. Season 3 focused mainly on families in the queer community. Season 4 keeps many of the previous themes while incorporating the landscape of Israel and Palestine.
When Rhys Ernst was designing the opening title sequence for Transparent (2014) season 1, he cut together clips from various Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. His prototype for the sequence, by complete coincidence, featured the cousin of series creator Jill Soloway.
Music Supervisor Bruce Gilbert was thrilled when he was asked to incorporate song selections from Jesus Christ Superstar into the show's fourth season. Gilbert is a huge fan of the musical and listened to its soundtrack on repeat throughout his childhood.
Jill Soloway begins every day of shooting with an activity called Box, a space in which the cast and crew can share whatever is on their mind, be it "it jokes, meditations, personal revelations, deep despair, joy or fears."