Queens of Mystery 2 Title Sequence

Queens of Mystery is a comedic series about three crime-writer sisters who help their cop niece solve murders.

The title sequence - inspired by the show's many literary references - creates a storybook feel using handcrafted pop-up paper folds filmed in live action and enhanced with VFX, that introduce viewers to the bucolic landscape of Wildemarsh whilst conveying the playful, whimsical and surreal tone of the show.

Series 2 heightens the stylised aesthetic further and takes paper engineering to a new level with complex spinning pop-up balls and moving mechanisms. The skill of the VFX process was to blend these wobbly, tactile paper folds with the precision of the digital animation.

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Ian Emes

Production Designer:

Ian Emes

Additional Credits:

David Hawcock: Pop-up designer, Garry Walton: Illustrator, Savannah James-Bayly: Producer, Linda James: Producer, Mark Ford: VFX artist

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