Title Sequence Design | Time-Based Media
Advisor: Joan Raspo
Assistant: James Kirkwood
Models: Dimitri Baily | James Kirwood
I was assigned to make the main title sequence for a Netflix original series, Seven Seconds, before it came out on February 2018.
About Seven Seconds: When 15-year-old black cyclist Brenton Butler dies in a hit-and-run accident–with a white police officer behind the wheel of the vehicle–Jersey City explodes with racial tension. This crime drama explores the aftermath of the accident, which includes an attempted cover-up by the police department and a volatile trial. Assistant prosecutor KJ wants to prosecute the hit-and-run as a hate crime, in addition to a negligent homicide. The longer the case drags on without a resolution, the more tense the situation becomes. Emmy winner Regina King stars as Brenton's churchgoing mother, Latrice.
My approach is to focus on a decisive moment when the white officer left behind the young boy who is dying in the cold. By using blood and ice as metaphors, I want to deliver a cold-blood-murder scene.