For this four-time Emmy Award-winning PBS series, I work closely with Director/Host Joseph and Producer Julie Rosendo to create episode-specific animated map segments that show where in the world they are traveling.
Working from several satellite images and reference maps, I compile a visual map of the country and surrounding areas to be composited with prerecorded video. Moving into Adobe After Effects, I then highlight city names and animate road paths that sync with Joseph’s voiceover. As we develop the segments, we also get feedback from the editor of each episode to seamlessly integrate them into the final show. It’s truly a team effort!
The map segments provide the viewers with an important visual reference that makes the show all the more enjoyable and educational. The clip below is from Season 9’s Hungary, Austria & Germany episode.