Behind the Scenes: “Marco Polo” Title Sequence

Take a quick peek into the creative and technical process of Mill+ directors Ben Smith and Bryce Wymer as they conjure the Netflix “Marco Polo” titles with ink and vodka.

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Watch the finished titles here. [Watch]

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Viktoria Modesta “Prototype” for Channel 4

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Platige Image_Vikings Discovery

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Inky Drama for Netflix Marco Polo Titles

Mill+ co-directors Ben Smith and Bryce Wymer hit themes of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry in the title sequence for the new Netflix original “Marco Polo” written by John Fusco and produced by The Weinstein Group.

“Bryce developed a technique to capture the images being ‘invisibly painted’ using an overhead projector and meticulously hand-painting the images onto a dense paper stock that allowed the water to sit on the surface of the paper.

“Sumi ink (ink formulated for sumi painting and calligraphy) was then dripped onto the invisible water paintings, spreading beautifully throughout the entire image. This was captured through high-speed photography to create an elegant, monotone image, confined to the waters edges.”

Compare and contrast: Here’s a smaller scale ink-in-water treatment from 2011 called “Dirty Water” from hush.fr director/illustrator Clément Beauvais For BDDP Unlimited:

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Ditroit: MTV “Motorhome”

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