It's been a long road since we first published our brief for the title sequence. Now a couple months later the title sequence is almost done. Im proud to share our link to the sequence.
A little bit on the title sequence itself; it was by created by the guys at Animoss. Moses Tshinawala, Nkululeko Cekiso and co who are proudly NEMISA graduates .The idea was to create a visual link of the past with the present, where historical iconography resonates with the youth. The style is unashamedly African, represents an Africa that was and an Africa that is. Yet an Africa that we have experienced and resonates with our collective memory firstly as South Afticans and secondly as young South Africans
The title sequence also alludes to the different documentaries that the series will be dealing with from stories of colonial conflict to anti-apartheid struggle to stories emerging post 94 in the new South Africa. Stories that celebrate our cultural and modern day heroes but above all stories that different young South African feel need to be told either about their history, culture or tradition
Being a documentary series Ms Tebogo Serobatse came up with the clever conceit of using a sheet to frame the sequence. So it appears the sequence is being projected on the sheet like back in the day whereby movies were projected on sheets in most black areas. Another element of trying to ground the sequence in our own experience of the African Context. There’s references to different eras and cultures within SA and the continent in general
Which ties in nicely with the purpose of this series of the NDR now named SA UnDocumented ; the idea of unearthing new stories or giving stories a new perspective that has not been given prominence through young community members. It will be interesting to see how you guys react to the final product especially within the context of the different documentaries. Then there’s also the idea that one cannot divorce their past from their present,.
For now, let us know what you think of the title sequence...ta