De Shaq is a Belgian TV Mini-series played on één, the show puts prejudice and murder in the same room, but it’s funny. It plays with the way people project their own prejudice onto us “coloured folk” and shows how absurd and funny these wild misconceptions can be. The makers of this tv show are prize-winning filmmakers with whom I happen to be friends with, so this project was a lot of fun. The goal was to make a title sequence that encapsulated the theme of the show.
We see people through our own lens. Not seeing them for what they are but for what we think they are. And most of the time its totally wrong. That’s what we’re exploring in this title sequence. We visualize this thought by showing what our mind does when looking at an image and turning that against us. We see one thing but it turns out to be something else.
Visualizing what a show is about is, in my opinion, one of the most important things in a title sequence. That’s why it was important to talk with the makers and get their idea on what it was about. To see how other films did it, I must have watched every title sequence from the last 50 years at this point.
The show was aired on national TV and VRT’s streaming platform.