KEY STORY ELEMENTS
BEHIND THE SCENES
THE GRAND MOTHER
Both the grandmother and the girlfriend both
play a big role in creating empathy with the
The necklace that the Grandmother wears is the
same necklace that the victim has hanging in
The victim’s car is key element because it acts
as a place of escape for the victim.
The main character is a writer. He writes down
everything he thinks in his journal.
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.
Because the main character is a writer, books
fill up his life and play a big role in his identity.
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.
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.
Title sequences are a vital part in setting up the film
and crediting the creators of the film. Therefore it
Create a 90 second title sequence for a short-film.
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.
Indie film lovers.
Georgie van Heerden, Shelby Andrew
Caitlyn Muller, Joshua Christie, Martine De Jonge,
Simon Kotze, Jenna Armstrong
DIRECTOR AND KEY GRIP
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Cameron Van Tonder, Niels Bastiansen
CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND WRITER
Joshua Christie, Martine De Jonge
KEY GAFFER, LIGHTING ENGINEER
Andrew De Laney, Joshua Venter
CHIEF GRAPHIC DESIGNER
PROMOTION AND MARKETING DIRECTOR
SOUND AND VIDEO EDITOR AND VFX SUPERVISOR
EDITOR AND VFX SUPERVISOR,
TITLE DESIGNER AND ART DIRECTION
SOUND ENGINEER AND SCORE
Noah James, Richard Braithwaite, Campbell Crowe, James Ellis
GERSHWYN VAN WYK
A suspicious man follows an unknowing victim
through his every day movements hoping to assume
his identity and take control of his life.
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
to replace him and take control of his life.
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.
A crew of 18 students. (Me: hidding in the middle, 2nd from left)
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.