Opening Titles (2005, PBS Documentary)

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Small Fortunes was a nationally aired PBS documentary created for the United Nations' "Year of Microcredit." The cinematographer, Brian Wilcox, shot hundreds of stills during production. I printed and cut out thumbnails of all the images, poured them on a table, then grouped photos together by color, tone, and composition, looking for stories that coevolved with the images. The resulting image chain guided the final composite, done in After Effects. An extremely fun title sequence to create. You can learn more about the film at