Two Fat Ladies (1997)

Concept and creative process

Titles for a series in which chefs Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright tour Britain on a motorbike in search of traditional cooking. The title sequence by Triffic Films is a tour de force of animation and digital post-production. The tabletop shots were edited and traced as background layouts for the animation of the Ladies and the route of their motorbike and sidecar around the many obstacles. The animation was created on paper and grabbed into the digital system, where it was cut out and composited with the backgrounds and the live action. Finally, the effects such as shadows, reflections and distortions through glass bottles were added to perfect the illusion.