The team used ink to create abstract shapes that transition into 'traditional paintings'. The title sequence mimics the duality of Khan's world showing themes of greed, betrayal and rivalry but communicated through the beauty and grace of the ink.
Ben chose ink because of its expanding nature to create the illusion of an invisible hand painting. The VFX compositing used in Marco Polo was Nuke and Baselight was used for color.
The Mill captured themes of the famed explorer's journey with subtle subliminal metaphors.