We were approached by our good friends at Foster Visuals to conceive and create an opening title sequence for their new series of documentary shorts. The films centre around personal stories of local heroes who are leaving behind powerful legacies in their communities. The idea behind the films is to document, commemorate and celebrate their legacy while these individuals are still here to tell their story. This project is a very personal one for director Brent Foster, and so we welcomed the challenge to create something that felt grand yet also intimate and heartfelt. After much creative development and experimentation, we arrived at a simple yet powerful visual; A series of highly detailed moving portraits of these heroes, like moments frozen in time, that are illuminated by the very landscapes they inhabit. Their life stories are represented in the character of their facial features - immortalized in suspended animation as they are enveloped by light emanating from the world that they helped shape.