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Fantastic Britain


Fantastic Britain is a documentary about - well, Britain, and its relation to fantasy fiction, to put it bluntly. The client asked for a backdrop and titles for a TV documentary, to be used as a set of 3-second splash screens in a rough-edit version for pitching to networks. These were envisaged as placeholders, which could later be animated when the documentary received funding to make the broadcast version.



Sample screen shots

Here's a selection of screens produced on the way to the final articles. The client's initial request was for a static collage. Here's what happened next (click on the thumbnails for larger pics with running commentary…)

Construction stills for a TV title sequence Construction stills for a TV title sequence
Construction stills for a TV title sequence Construction stills for a TV title sequence

This is what the final three screens looked like: a plain backdrop, one with the programme's title on top, and a final one naming the narrator…

Example of a TV title sequence Example of a TV title sequence Example of a TV title sequence


Final version

This YouTube version shows an early rough cut used as a teaser. The third screen was dropped in the final edit: you can see the other two screens in action towards the end, just after the 3 minute mark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=winkhqbyTsU


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