Alongside the opening titles this documentary had to include two distinct groups of graphics: dishes and archive stills. Each contributor brought to the show a dish that reflected their Chinese heritage. With each dish coming from a different place in China, we had to link the dish name to a geographical location. Bringing in the ink work that was the cornerstone of the opening titles we used a combination of masking and smooth animation to add a little something to these stings.
The archive was also just as fun to put together. Using the ink work that ran as a theme throughout the show (used as lower thirds, also) we masked and seperated the still images. These images, as is usual when doing documentaries, were physical prints and had to be scanned before we could go in and digitally alter them. Each person and object was carefully cut out and put onto seperate 3D layers, before ink and texture were put between them. Finally a slight camera movement was added to each one to add depth.