SHORT FILM
FINAL RENDER
STYLE FRAMES
KEY STORY ELEMENTS
STORYBOARDS
THE CAST
BEHIND THE SCENES
#Short-film/#Title sequence/#Animation
THE GRAND MOTHER
Both the grandmother and the girlfriend both
play a big role in creating empathy with the
main character.
THE NECKLACE
The necklace that the Grandmother wears is the
same necklace that the victim has hanging in
his car.
THE CAR
The victim’s car is key element because it acts
as a place of escape for the victim.
THE JOURNAL
The main character is a writer. He writes down
everything he thinks in his journal.
THE PEN
The pen is just as important as the journal. It
also becomes a habit for the stalker to tap it
against his journal when he is thinking.
BOOKS
Because the main character is a writer, books
fill up his life and play a big role in his identity.
THE CITY
The story takes place in the city of cape town.
As an element, it helps to establish the main
location and surroundings of the character.
MARK ROTHKO
One of the first establishment in the main
characters persona is that he is a big fan of
Mark Rothko. There are 3 references to his
paintings in the title sequence.
THE PROBLEM
Title sequences are a vital part in setting up the film
and crediting the creators of the film. Therefore it
carries a large responsibility in the final film.
THE BRIEF
Create a 90 second title sequence for a short-film.
THE SOLUTION
Create an animated title sequence that sets up the
mood and tone of the film. Consider the key elements
and characters n the film to establish a visual theme
with the viewer.
INTENDED AUDIENCE
Indie film lovers.
THE CREW
THE CREW
SPONSORS
PRODUCER
Georgie van Heerden, Shelby Andrew
ART DIRECTION
Caitlyn Muller, Joshua Christie, Martine De Jonge,
Simon Kotze, Jenna Armstrong
DIRECTOR AND KEY GRIP
MATTHEW KAMSTRA
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Cameron Van Tonder, Niels Bastiansen
CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND WRITER
Robert Olivier
STORYBOARD ILLUSTRATOR
Joshua Christie, Martine De Jonge
KEY GAFFER, LIGHTING ENGINEER
Andrew De Laney, Joshua Venter
CASTING PRODUCER, SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT
Jenna Armstrong
CHIEF GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Catherine Theodosopolous
SOCIAL MEDIA PRODUCER,
PROMOTION AND MARKETING DIRECTOR
Caitlyn Muller
SOUND AND VIDEO EDITOR AND VFX SUPERVISOR
Richard Braithwaite
EDITOR AND VFX SUPERVISOR,
TITLE DESIGNER AND ART DIRECTION
Simon Kotze
SOUND ENGINEER AND SCORE
Noah James, Richard Braithwaite, Campbell Crowe, James Ellis
GERSHWYN VAN WYK
STALKER
ASHLEY RIDDLES
VICTIM
JAY HLOPE
NARRATOR
MARLENE VIVIERS
GRANDMOTHER
LARISSA BRAND
GIRLFRIEND
GARYTH BEVAN
FATHER
LUZEY UYS
NEUROTIC EXTRA
MICHAEL O’KENNEDY
BARTENDER
ANIKA LOTTER
EXTROVERTED EXTRA
CHARENE LABUSCHAGNE
BOSS
SARAH STEWART
CREATIVE EXTRA
GAVIN MORRIS
CO-WORKER
STYLE GUIDE
PREMISE
A suspicious man follows an unknowing victim
through his every day movements hoping to assume
his identity and take control of his life.
FILM CONCEPT
The story is told from a non traditional viewpoint. The
main protagonist is portrayed as a stalker. He is a psy-
chological manifestation of our created character’s inner
desires. The victim, who suppresses his inner desires is
stalked throughout his day by a version of himself trying
to replace him and take control of his life.
MY ROLE
Besides my role as the title sequence designer, I was also
on the art direction and editing team. I was partly
involved with set art direction, which entailed styling the
set of each  before the cameras start roling. I was also
part of the editing team, who cut, color-graded and
stitched the final film together.
THE CREW
A crew of 18 students. (Me: hidding in the middle, 2nd from left)
FIGJAM
The name of our production is called FIGJAM. This film
was a student project where we had to learn exactly
what it takes to make a short film and how to work
together as a team in order to create one with a limited
budget and a deadline of 2 months.